I’m in Philly for the weekend, determined to prove I can have a great time by spending the least amount of cash possible –– $100 or less.
So far, so awesome. I’ve taken advantage of just about every free attraction the city has to offer, paid next to nothing to get around thanks to my new favourite app SideCar, and managed to find a wealth of cheap eats with help from BI readers and some friendly locals.
But as of this morning I had yet to conquer the challenge that faces every first-time Philly visitor –– finding the perfect Philly cheesesteak.
Little did I know, I’d find it in the last place I’d ever guess.
Everyone (and I mean everyone) who has been to Philly or lived in Philly or simply heard of Philly has an opinion on which of the two leading cheesesteak rivals –– Pat's and Geno's –– is best.
I tried polling Twitterers to get a sense of which was more popular. It was like listening to fans battle over their favourite football team.
@mandiwoodruff I promise if you go to Geno's it'll be so good you'll take the wrapper home with you
-- CoursenSecurityGroup (@CoursenSecurity) May 19, 2013
@mandiwoodruff was out there a couple weeks ago... Geno's and all the other places were horrid... We have better street meat here
-- Drew Brenner (@owndjoo852) May 19, 2013