Yesterday, I went to Philadelphia with Tex & Colleen for cheesesteaks! I had never been to Philly and we all had the day off yesterday from the MP. I hadn't ever had an authentic philly cheesesteak either, so we went to both of the places that are famous for them. Geno's and Pat's.
We got in the car around 11:30, grabbed the I-pods and drove down to Philadelphia. It's only 2 to 2.5 hours from where we live if there's no traffic. It was a really fun day. We went to Geno's first. I had a steak "wit" (it means with onions, but you have to order it right) and provolone cheese.
|Tex & Colleen on Philly fun day|
|Tony Danza...Tony Danza! hahah|
The traditional steak sandwich had cheez whiz but I cannot eat that stuff, it does terrible things to my digestive tract...sorry, TMI...
My sandwich was delicious. The bread they use for the cheesesteaks is SO good. The steak at Geno's is really flavorful, and you can never go wrong with provolone cheese.
Once we finished eating at Geno's, we walked up to a little market that was selling LIVE FOWL.
|flying rats...I mean squab, anyone?!?|
Back to Philly fun day. We walked to a little sports bar that sits caddy-corner between Geno's and Pat's to hang out and digest our first sandwiches. It was fun and we just sat and talked for a few hours. Once we finished our drinks, we walked to Pat's.
Pat's offers more toppings for your cheesesteak, but you have to know your order before you get to the head of the line or they'll kick you to the back. I got a cheesesteak "wit" (remember, it's the onions) and mushrooms with provolone. Once again, the bread was fantastic. There is a little bit more meat on a Pat's sandwich, but it isn't as good as Geno's. Also, I was expecting sauteed mushrooms and I received canned mushrooms. The meat was greasy and not hot enough to melt the cheese. It was tasty overall, but I am definitely a Geno's fan.
|Winner, winner Chicken Dinner!! uh, I mean, Cheesesteak Dinner!|
Apparently you just MUST choose sides. My cheesesteak was hotter at Geno's and the flavor overall was much better. We will definitely be repeating this trip, it was a fun little jaunt out of New York. I brought Marc home one of each, but it's not the same as going and getting it fresh from the window.
We got back in to New York around 11 pm and headed to Jackie Reilly's for Karaoke. It is there every Wednesday night. It was really fun. Tex sang a few songs from Comedian Rodney Carrington. He's hilarious. I sang "Leavin' on a jet plane". Karaoke is always so much fun!
So now today I have to do some laundry and clean up the house before Thursdays at the cake tonight. I hope y'all have a great weekend!