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A different kind of cheesesteak in Philly?

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Hi all -

After 18 years I've decided to begin eating meat again. Now that this option is available to me, and in November I'll be in town for the marathon (CH visiting from Boston), I'd love to try a traditional one. However, due to my issues with eating meat and all that... I'm wondering if there exists a cheesesteak that is made from locally and naturally raised grass fed beef.

Yeah, a bit ridiculous, I know. But that's the way it is. Can I find such a thing, and if so, where??

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  1. The only "different" cheesesteak I can think of is the $100 Kobe beef one at Barclay Prime, but that's not locally raised.

    1. I don't know... at a certain point, it just isn't a cheesesteak anymore. (like the barclay's prime - i'm sure it's good, but it's only kind of a cheesesteak). no place comes to mind, in any case.

      I'd say, if you're gonna have a cheesesteak, have a cheesesteak. If you're concerned about the meat's impact on your stomach, be sure to eat after the race. ;-)

      if you're concerned about supporting the livestock industry, the ecological impact of cattle farming, etc. - you're talking about eating one cheesesteak, right? just find a way to balance it out.

      (having said all that, if someone else actually knows of such a cheesesteak, i, too, would like to know).
      -charles

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      1. re: Bob Loblaw

        Ever try the Cheese steak Spring Roll at the Four Seasons ?? I doubt it's grass-fed, but it's different and tasty.