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Lorenzo Pizza's Cheesesteaks?

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brattpowered Mar 7, 2008 09:22 AM

I've been searching for the perfect cheesesteak in Center City/South Philly for when I visit in May. I read a great review for Lorenzo Pizza's cheeseteaks on roadfood (http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Write...) but I also read a post here saying the place had "gone down the toilet."

Could anyone let me know if this is still a good option, or what other places may be in in Center City or South Philly for a good cheesesteak?

  1. cheesewit Mar 7, 2008 12:46 PM

    I second Bigley9's advice.

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      brattpowered Mar 7, 2008 01:18 PM

      Does George's serve it w/cheez whiz? Or is that not really the way to go?

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        cheesewit Mar 7, 2008 01:32 PM

        They do the cheez whiz differently from everyone else. They pour it on the meat on the griddle as it cooks. When it comes to whiz, I prefer it poured or laid on the meat in the roll. Pat's, Steve's, and Tony Luke's does it that way. Geno's and Jim's puts the whiz on the roll and then lays the meat on.
        If you can, try a whiz steak and try one with provolone or american.

    2. ethorson Mar 7, 2008 10:05 AM

      I live about a block away, so maybe I'm biased, but I think Lorenzo's cheesesteaks are fantastic. They're especially good if you go on an "off" time--ie not during one of the weekend rushes.

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        Bigley9 Mar 7, 2008 09:34 AM

        For me, Lorenzo's is all about a slice of pizza. For a cheesesteak while I was there I'd go next door to Georges.

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