Once upon a time in Bossy’s hometown of Philadelphia lived a cheesesteak. In fact many cheesesteaks live in Philly, and for sport, Philadelphia natives like to argue which cheesesteak is the best. Dalessandro’s, Jim’s Steaks — you could fill a sports arena with the various opinions, and in fact, here in Philly, we do just that.
But from Bossy’s point of view, the best cheesesteak has always been Pat’s.
Pat’s Steaks is located in the heart of South Philadelphia, which means Rocky jogged past it on his way to the Art Museum steps. On the opposing corner is yet another cheesesteak place, Geno’s, which is arguably the best, emphasis on argue.
To this end, a couple of months ago Bossy’s son devised a taste test to determine which of these two Philadelphia mainstays, located at the same intersection, truly makes the best cheesesteak.
The results were inconclusive. Bossy’s son’s best friend appreciated the fact that Geno’s doesn’t chop their meet to the degree that Pat’s does, and overall the taste-testers agreed that Geno’s did a better job of assimilating the cheese with the bread. However Bossy’s son decided that when the bite was perfect, containing the exact ratio of cheese to bread to chopped steak and fried onions, you can’t beat Pat’s.
Meanwhile Bossy determined Geno’s has one thing Pat’s definitely does not have:
Bossy can sum up her city’s local delicacy, and who makes it best, in this way: Tony Luke’s Pork Broccoli Rabe with Provolone probably beats cheesesteaks.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about your local delicacy, and where to get it?
And be sure to check back later today for the best resource list of regional food on the web!
If you missed last week’s Ten-Word challenge, go here to read about the many interesting crossroads Bossy’s council has encountered in their lives.