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Taster’s Cherce

The questions remains…


1 Dimelo   ~  Sep 16, 2010 12:33 pm

When I was in Philly for the world series, I had both Pat's and Gino's, I thought Pat's was better than Gino's. I still found both were really good, but I'm more of a Pat's guy.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 16, 2010 12:43 pm

I haven't been in Philly for years. I'd love to try 'em both!

3 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 16, 2010 12:45 pm

Had them both too, but don't remember which was which. Both very good. The best cheesestake I had in Philly, however, was next to a small gas station on Broad Street not far from what was then Vet. The ones they sell in Citizens Bank Ballpark are also very good.

4 Jon DeRosa   ~  Sep 16, 2010 1:28 pm

I have had both, many times, and prefer Pat's on taste by a wide margin.

On top of that, Geno's posted an "English Only" sign a few years ago that will prevent me from ever going back.

In NYC, Karl's cheesesteaks on 34th are as good as I've found. But I've never had their food at the new stadium.

5 Dimelo   ~  Sep 16, 2010 2:56 pm

[4] Yeah, I saw that sign. I remember another sign that said:
If you can read and write, thank a teacher. If you can read and write in English, thank a marine.

I was like, WTF!?!?! Good reason not to go back, Jon. Agreed!

6 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 16, 2010 2:57 pm

5) Are you serious? That's freakin' nuts.

7 Raf   ~  Sep 16, 2010 3:06 pm

Jim's in Center City is better than both Pat's and Genos.

8 Dimelo   ~  Sep 16, 2010 3:09 pm

[6] yeah dude. My brother and I started talking in Spanish on purpose, people are stupid with that kind of junk.

9 vockins   ~  Sep 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Pat's, forget it, not even close.

10 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 17, 2010 10:09 pm

when I went to Philly last year I took a poll and was told that only tourists and people from New Jersey go to Pat's and Geno's....I was told to go to Jim's and Tony Luke's....great recommendations.

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