As a native to Philadelphia, I’m ashamed to say that I had never been to Geno’s or Pat’s. It doesn’t make sense, really, but it’s the truth. Geno’s and Pat’s are the two cheese steak rivals in South Philly. They’re located kitty-corner to each other, and open 24 hours a day. The guy who started Pat’s, back in 1930, actually created the first Philly cheese steak…just because he wanted something other than his regular hot dog for lunch!
The other night my brother, Todd, and his wife, Tiffany, treated me to Geno’s. Here’s a picture of the place…bright, huh? Ya really can’t miss it! The verdict on the sandwich?…best cheese steak I ever had (even better than mom’s!). I still haven’t had Pat’s, so I’ll have to try to check them out the next time I’m home to compare.