Philadelphia Cheesesteak Hunt: Which Is The One True Steak?
The cheesesteak is as sacred to the natives of Philadelphia as the image of Rocky running up the steps of the Art Museum. Even with a trans-fat ban looming, people come from miles around to participate in the age-old ritual of stuffing your craw with Cheez Whiz. (Don't even ask if you can get real cheese on it instead!) In the stiff market for the cheesy crown, one restauranteur is suing to keep his primo spot where the tourists play (and, having played, get hungry).
Rick Olivieri has tended Rick's Philly Steaks in the Reading Terminal Market, a garden of delights from Amish doughnuts to spring rolls, for some 25 years (and claims a relationship to the mysterious inventor of the super sub). When he learned he was being evicted in favor of a rival shop, Tony Luke's Old Philly Style, Olivieri promptly sued, claiming he had an oral agreement with market management. Can't they just have a Whiz-off?
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