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It is 7 a.m. There is a hustle and bustle in South Philly. Stands of produce and fruits are readily placed in front of storefronts. Over a few blocks, the grills and spatulas are warming up until they're piping hot. Every day hundreds of cheesesteaks are consumed. Today is no different.
A legitimate Philly moment cannot be complete without the taste of a Philly cheesesteak. There is a controversy over which places are the best cheesesteak joints, but one thing is for sure—they are cheesesteaks and not a steak and cheese sub.
Cheesesteaks are an original Philly creation, dating back to the 1930s. The clanking of the metal spatula against the grill, the clouds of steam rising from the sizzling grilled meat, and the procedure for ordering your cheesesteak all contribute to the Philly cheesesteak experience.
Each cheesesteak is handled with tender care as strips of steak are carefully placed inside the buns topped with caramelized onions and cheese. Cheese whiz. The secret behind the ultimate Philly cheesesteak is the cheese. American and provolone are the standard substitutes for the cheese, but it cannot replace that bright orange goo from the jar. READ MORE
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