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An Epic Cheesesteak Crawl in Philly

A sandwich that’s rich in history (and meat)

A visit to Philadelphia would be wildly incomplete without indulging in a cheesesteak, but because different variations of the classic sandwich are available on almost every corner, it’s hard to know where to go. On this episode of The Meat Show, host Nick Solares explores beyond the famous standards and tourist traps — the Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks of the world — to track the differences between local favorites across the City of Brotherly Love. Though the basic formula of chopped steak, grilled onions, and American cheese stays the same, Solares finds that each new sandwich he bites into has its own unique flavor profile and identity. The result of his trek is a beefy, melty, beer-spiked, and Rocky-soundtracked Philly cheesesteak crawl, sure to inspire your next trip (and make you very, very hungry).

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