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Cheese Steak Wars: Who Wins?

Okay, Philadelphia locals and travelers alike, check out this fun read by Brady McDonald from the L.A. Times, and let us know who you think makes the best "frizzled rib-eye steak, melted cheese and grilled onions on an Italian loaf"... otherwise known as the Philly Cheese Steak.

Photo Credits: Pat's - Wikipedia; Geno's - Bobak Ha'Eri

Pat's vs. Geno's: Cheese steak war still simmers in Philadelphia

The movies' Rocky Balboa may be Philadelphia's most celebrated fighter, but this city's greatest rivalry is between two South Philly cheese-steak joints that may rival the Liberty Bell for iconic status: Pat's and Geno's.

Lots of places have signature foods: Chicago has deep-dish pizza, New England has clam chowder, Buffalo, N.Y., has hot wings, Maryland has crab cakes and New Orleans has gumbo.

But in Philadelphia, the cheese steak stands as equal parts civic symbol, tourist attraction and cultural obsession.

And no place represents the true grit of this working-class town and speaks to the soul of the city better than the corner of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philly, the cheese-steak epicenter where Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks face off 24 hours a day. Read more...

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