Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Geno's Steaks (Philadelphia, PA)

1219 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005, T: 215-389-0659

Geno's Steaks is an institution in Philadelphia, PA. It's fight with Pat's King of Steaks, located roughly opposite to it, and officially the inventor of the Philly cheesesteak sandwich, is legendary and allegedly divides the city. Unfortunately, I arrive at Geno's on a Saturday night, just after the end of a Philly's game. Hence, I join a very long cue of some 70 people! Fortunately, the row moves pretty fast.

At the first counter, while 'admiring' the racist right-wing stickers all over the place, I order a steak sandwich ($7.75). I then proceed to the next counter, where they (still) sell "Freedom fries". I order French fries ($3.50) and a Lemonade ($2.00). The steak sandwich is made of slices of steak, rather than chopped pieces, and comes with onions. At the condiment bar you can put hot peppers, ketchup, and hot sauce on it. Believe the sticker, because the hot sauce is really hot! The steak sandwich is delicious, the fries are ok.

VERDICT: 91/100
Geno's provides great steak sandwiches, much better than Pat's. A shame that he is such a right-wing egomaniac, with racist and right-wing slogans almost as much present as pictures and even a card board of himself.

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