Philadelphia, or as locals call it Philly, is also known as the City of Brotherly Love. That is unless you’re talking cheesesteak.
As the story goes, in 1930, South Philadelphia hot dog vendor Pat Olivieri put some beef on his grill. A passing taxi driver got a whiff and asked for a steak sandwich. The next day, taxicabs were lined up asking for one of their own. Olivieri went from hot dog vendor to store owner and then made another genius move: adding cheese. Well, that is unless you believe rival cheesesteak maker and Geno’s founder, Joe Vento, who claims it was he, not Olivieri, who first added cheese to the cheesesteak.
The rivalry is real. But there is only one hero. And that hero comes with Cheez Whiz and fried onions.