Yankees blogger and noted pizza boy strasser was talking downright RECKLESS on Barstool New York today about how “Philly Cheesesteak is the most overrated sandwich there is”.
For starters, everyone knows that the BLT is the most overrated sandwich there is. That’s without debate. Bacon is great, but it can’t hold up an entire sandwich on its own. You’re asking too much of Bacon to try to make up for Lettuce and Tomato’s nonexistant contribution to the sandwich. No way Cheesesteak is more overrated than the BLT. That’s number 1.
Secondly, I bet strasser doesn’t even know what a real cheesesteak is. He’s probably too busy eating North Jersey and New York versions on soggy soft rolls made with Steak ‘Ums. Some things just can’t be duplicated, bruh. If the default cheese isn’t Whiz, it’s not a real steak place. If there’s not a line of people out the door and/or regulars in the shop giving you dirty looks, it’s not a real steak place. If your steak isn’t being prepared by an Italian person or a black person, it’s not a real steak place. My point being: you don’t even know what a real cheesesteak is.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Philly Cheesesteak is the end-all be-all of sandwiches. There are other great options: The Diavlo at Paesano’s, anything from Nick’s Roast Beef, and even South Jersey options like the buffalo chicken cutlet from Antonino’s or the Italian Diablo hoagie from Lucia’s Deli. All of which are fantastic. But to say the cheesesteak is the MOST OVERRATED is without a doubt 100% New York bullshit.
Jim’s American steak wit + ketchup + S&P is like sex that only lasts for 10 minutes. So…you know…like sex.