Being a native Philadelphian, I wouldn't dare say that we got bored with cheesesteaks (not possible), but we're always looking for ways to make good things better -- and easier to eat in a social setting with a fork. These seven insane creations mean you can spend a weekend in Philadelphia and eat a different kind of cheesesteak spinoff at every meal.
1. The Philly Taco
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Alternately known as South Street Sushi, the Philly Taco is a local legend.
So what is it? Head to South Street in Philly a buy a gigantic slice of Lorenzo's pizza
. Then head to neighboring Ishkabibble's
and order cheese fries, cheese on the side.
This taco is best pulled-off when with a group. Enter Jim's cheesesteak
: Send one person to order a cheesesteak, send the rest of the group upstairs with the remaining ingredients.
To assemble: Cover your cheesesteak with fries, and the accompanying cheese, then wrap the whole thing, taco-style, in the slice of pizza. Consume. I guess it can be any cheesesteak, pizza and fries combination, but these three places are all a block away from each other, and Lorenzo's slices are just the right size for the sandwich.
More: Watch the Philly Taco How-To Video