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Friday, July 31, 2009

Doesn't it seem like EVERY time you and your friends go out for steaks, you
always end up saying the same exact thing? It goes "This is SO good. How is
yours? Good? Awesome." and no one has anything else to say... right? So
isn't it time you brought a new conversation starter to the table? Well, try
some of these hilarious jokes to get the party started! And if Pat's or
Geno's is your date destination for the evening, we can guarantee that these
gags will prove your wit and win her heart so she can never go witout you!

Q: What do you call it when someone is overly hopeful about the quality of
their cheesesteak?
A: Whizful thinking

Q: What New Jersey born poet wrote the classic "Oh Cheesesteak, My
A: Walt WITman

Q: What actor played a cheese-sucking vampire in a popular movie trilogy
that made over $400,000,000 in box offices worldwide?
A: Whizley Snipes

Q: What did the steak say when it was first introduced to the whiz?
A: Cheesed to meat you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. "We were promised a new edgy Geno’s rebranding effort and have yet to see a lick of design." To that we say, good things come with time, and even better things come with even more time. But don’t worry, today your patience has paid off; today we will give you Philadelphian folk a little taste of what we’ve been up to.

Here are our Geno’s logos:

So take your time, look them over, and feel free to let us know what you think. Also, keep checking back.. Good things are to come, we promise.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Saint Whiz is the crime fighter Philadelphia has been waiting for!

His secret identity is Chaz Whitman, founder of the Philadelphia Society for Ethical Bovine Treatment. A clever disguise, as it allows him to access information about members of local communist intelligence groups deviously disguised as organizations dedicated to the distribution of Vegan cookbooks. The founder of the leading cookbook company is Gus Cloverson who may or may not secretly be Saint Whiz’s arch nemesis… the Crimson Caper! Peta activist, eco-terrorist and master of dastardly deeds, the Crimson Caper is determined to remove all cheese steaks from the City of Brotherly Love!

Saint Whiz first encountered the Crimson Caper in 1998 when all the napkin dispensers at Geno’s Steaks mysteriously went missing! This malicious misdeed against the famous eatery was quickly set right by our hero; and since then, he has been blocking shot after shot in the Crimson Caper’s crusade against Philadelphia’s most prized delicacy.

Bullets and flamethrowers are no match for Whiz’s cheese-blaster that pummels the bad guys and advocates of inferior sandwiches with cheese whiz. In the rare case that he runs out of ammo, his first back-up weapon is the torpedo torpedo… a torpedo gun that utilizes all the stale torpedo rolls from local steak establishments in a way that not only maims enemies, but also provides food for Philadelphia wildlife! In the worst case scenario, Saint Whiz can win the fight without any artillery because his biceps are like solid steal from the 40 grams of protein in each of his three square meals a day... all of which are, of course, cheese steaks.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You may have seen those commercials for the Domino’s American Legends competition. If not, here's the gist, Domino’s asked the nation, which regionally inspired pizza is the best and the results are in. The Philly cheesesteak pizza came out on top. (No surprise there!)

Here are the competitors:

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Pacific Veggie

Honolulu Hawaiian

Fiery Hawaiian

Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch

Memphis BBQ Chicken

Buffalo Chicken

We don’t want to toot our own horn but we expected this to happen. Why wouldn’t America love the best sandwich on the face of the planet in pizza form? (Even with all those extra toppings.)

Although we won, we’re going to call foul on Hawaii, too many players on the field. We expected better from you.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fellow cheesesteak connoisseurs, the sandwich pictured above is a fraud in every way you can imagine. As you can see, Subway has called it The Big Chipotle Cheesesteak but it was neither big nor chipotle like in taste. The biggest sin of all is that it doesn’t even taste, smell or feel like a cheesesteak. 


As self-proclaimed experts in cheesesteak related matters, we took it upon ourselves to give Subway’s rendition a chance. With our preconceptions pushed aside, we each took a piece of the sandwich and cautiously began to consume it. A three-star rating system was used in order to judge the “cheesesteak”. The aspects of the sandwich we focused on were bread, inner contents, aroma and presentation. Needless to say it was an inadequate imposter.


One problem we noticed was the bread.  It lacked the flavor of an authentic Italian roll and its bite was nowhere near what it should be but we gave Subway one star for knowing to use the traditional bread. Shortly after giving the sandwich its first star we quickly took it back and gave it to ourselves since it was us who selected the bread. If it was up to them, they would’ve used wheat bread and that’s just ridiculous.

The next issue we came across was the inner contents. For starters, the meat just didn’t taste like cheesesteak meat. It was in a chopped style, which is nice but didn’t make up for its lack of flavor. It was pretty much just for texture and to give the mouth something to chew.


There were no onions and no visible signs of cheeses, which is bizarre because we witnessed them place tiny triangles of provolone on the meat. The microwave they used to heat the sandwich must’ve disintegrated the dairy component of the sandwich.


Also, they added a chipotle sauce to give the sandwich a kick and a little extra flavor (we guess) but it didn’t taste like a chipotle sauce. Its flavor profile was much closer to mayonnaise.


Lastly, the sandwich had one last chance to redeem itself based on what is known as the distinct cheesesteak aroma. It’s neither the smell of onions or meat, it’s the lovely smell the two produce when paired together. To put it simply, the sandwich didn’t have this.


Sorry subway, when compared to Pat’s or Geno’s sandwich, you just aren’t up to our standards. We’ll give you half a star out of three since you made one us decide to get a real cheesesteak after work.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Philadelphia has birthed not only the world’s greatest nation, but also the world’s greatest sandwich. In 1930, two brothers created the delicious indulgence, not realizing that their invention would become one of the key tourist attractions in the city of brotherly love. With this history in mind, it seems only natural that Pat’s Steaks should be redesigned to display the spirit of the American Dream inherent in the entire company itself. As the Declaration of Independence clearly states, you have the right to vote… so exercise your right and let us know which logo YOU like best!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Philadelphia culinary masterpiece that brings natives together, despite the difference of opinion in the Cheesesteak War, has just made a new home in Georgia. The gooey and greasy sandwich is beginning to infect Georgians with its deliciousness and it’s all thanks to “The Legend of Bagger Vance.”


Most would agree the only cheesesteak worth eating is a traditional Philly cheesesteak and if they don’t, they haven’t had a real one. This is the concept behind the success of Darren and La-La Alston. A couple born and raised in the inner city of Philadelphia but now rooted in the land of peaches.


Before the Alstons became known in Georgia for their Philly style cheesesteaks they were in charge of security for fellow Philadelphia native and cheesesteak lover, Will Smith. Their size and childhood friendship made them the perfect bodyguard service for the man who brought you the Fresh Prince and rap music that even your grandparents could tap their feet to.


After a long stay in Georgia the couple decided to plant their feet in Augusta but couldn’t find a way to satisfy their cravings for traditional Philly dishes. During a moment of clarity and hunger they decided it was time bring in the culture and food they grew up around, thus the birth of The Philly Cheese Steak Factory.


Even though The Philly Cheese Steak Factory is located far from the birthplace of the Philadelphia cheesesteak, the South Philly classic dish tries its hardest to stay authentic. The meat, bread, and even the cooks are imported from Philadelphia so the experience is as close as possible to the real thing. The cooks might even send you the back of the line for ordering like an amateur. Who knows, they might even give you a high five with their spatula for saying “wit provolone”.


Alongside their well-known cheesesteaks are traditional Philly foods such as water ice, hoagies and soft pretzels. So if you decide to take a road trip down to Georgia anytime and you get hit by a hankering for that lovely sandwich, check out The Philly Cheese Steak Factory. Also, give the pizza fries a shot because they look delectable in the photo above.


[Article & Photo Credit: Metro Spirit]


Monday, July 13, 2009

Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to Pat's and Geno's... but don't base your decision on what other people have to say. Go out and figure out what's right for you!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Introducing the new, edgier Geno’s. We have decided to spice things up by giving Geno’s, one of Philadelphia’s favorite cheesesteak shops since 1966, a fresh appearance. What is our reasoning behind this pseudo makeover? To give Geno’s the edge they’ve been looking for and to end the battle with Pat’s for the title of “Philly’s Best Cheesesteak Shop” once and for all. Although the new appearance will not actually be implemented, it will be designed with the intention to not only set Geno’s apart from the other cheesesteak shops throughout the city, but to also enhance customer’s experiences at the shop. This not only means a new logo for the steak shop but also new packaging, signage, seating areas… the whole works. It’s time for a change for Philadelphia’s best cheesesteak shop, aesthetically speaking of course. As far as the cheesesteaks, there’s nothing that needs changing about them.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pat¹s King of Steaks will never change how they make their cheesesteaks. Thank goodness! But as more and more people are concerned about the effects and practices of twenty-four hour cheesesteak stands and their impact on the environment, Pat¹s King of Steaks has decided to focus a little more on what they can do to help out. The best way for people to see that Pat¹s is changing is not only through their actions, but also in their appearance, from their trash cans and napkins to their signage and logo. New practices, new identity, same great cheesesteaks.

Why shouldn't "the original" cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia have a new
image that best reflects not only the traditional and classic reputation that has been trusted since 1930, but also the modern ideas of sustainable work practices. The influence behind Pat¹s new eco-friendly look is a combination of styles, ideas, and attitudes that really makes Pat's the King of Steaks!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Geno's Motorcycle Club - According to the American Motorcyclist Association, 99% of motorcyclists are law-abiding citizens. The remaining 1% are outlaws. Geno's MC is that kind of gang.
Geno's, Made in the USA - This is America. When ordering: "Please Speak English!" Management reserves the right to refuse service.
Geno's Quality Motorcycle's - Since 1966, Geno's has been manufacturing the perfect highway driving machine.