Battle of the Dishes

Forefathers vs. Philly's Famous: Philly Cheesesteak Challenge

The first version of the Philadelphia cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s by brothers Pat and Harry Olivieri, who owned a hot dog stand in South Philly. Since then, the popularity of the sandwich increased and has become a national favorite.

Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are made from thinly sliced rib eye beef and melted cheese (typically American or Cheese Whiz) on an Italian bread roll. Common toppings include onions, peppers and mushrooms.

We ventured to two local restaurants, Forefathers and Philly's Famous, to compare and contrast -- and pick a victor. ('Cue the theme song to Rocky.)

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Amy Edelen
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