I just recently found them out here myself.
They are a bit more expensive here, then what I remembered in Philadelphia. But, of course in Philadelphia my Mom was buying them so I didn’t pay careful attention to prices.
Real cheesesteaks are certainly hard to find. There are a few places that try. There is a place up in Northeren California called Jersey Joe’s. I have to admit to not having tried their cheese steaks, but they have yummy mozzerella sticks, and their cheese fries are good. But, they don’t offer cheez wiz on their cheese steaks, which makes it less than authentic, for me.
I really don’t care that people consider it a tourist trap. The best cheese steak for me, is Pat’s Steaks. Friends who grew up in Port Richmond introduced me to it. And if the neighborhood kids like it, it can’t be all bad. I compared it to Geno’s across the street, and I thought it came out on top.
I had forgotten about water ice. I don’t think I realized I couldn’t get it out here. Is it a Philadelphia thing? I mean, when I was there I enjoyed getting it. From Rita’s or whereever I happened to be. But, I would never go out specificallly for it. I guess that’s why I didn’t notice it wasn’t around.
I was happy to find out that Carvel is sold at the Vons out here. Back in Philadelphia I seem to remember only being able to buy it at the Carvel store.
Hmm. A post about food is one of my longest. Is it any wonder I am as round as a donut shaped house?
mmmmm Kandy Kakes. Peanut butter and chocolate goodness.