“OK, you’ve chosen your cheesesteak … “What do you do now?
If this is your first time, fear not: Here’s a handy cheat sheet to how to order your sandwich.
How to order a cheesesteak
- “‘A cheesesteak wit,’ is what you say if you want onions.
- “‘A cheesesteak witout,’ is what you say if you don’t want onions. (You can also order your cheesesteak ‘with onions’ or ‘without onions’ and nobody will mind.)
- “At some places, you may be asked to specify whether you want American cheese, provolone, or Whiz. Don’t ask for Swiss cheese. Presidential candidate John Kerry made that mistake.
- “Don’t ask for rare, medium rare, or medium. All cheesesteaks are well-done.
Cheesesteak Facts & Trivia
“A ‘Philly taco’ is a cheesesteak rolled up in a slice of pizza. The carbs-on-carbs creation, with the sandwich from Jim’s and the pizza from Lorenzo and Sons, was invented in 2003, by friends Jeff Barg and Adam Gordon, who called it the Lorenzo’s-Jim’s Challenge.”