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August 20, 2008 |

By Seth Freilich | Comment Diversions | August 20, 2008 |


In the comment threads last week, the age old Philly food fight raged again — where do you get the best cheesesteak? Those with a soul know the answer is Pat’s — the rest of the heathens can duke it out between Geno’s and Jim’s. For me, the trouble with this fight is that I don’t have anything objective to base it on — I just know in my heart of hearts that Pat’s will always be the way of the righteous, with Jim’s serving as a suitable and almost acceptable substitute in an emergency (Geno’s is acceptable only never).

Now I don’t know if other cities, regions, locales, etc. have similar food fights, but I suspect they do. So that’s today’s diversion — sound off on any regional food fights you got and name your champion.

Another example I can think of is the question of where to get the best fast food burger in LA. The unquestionable answer, of course, is that the best burger comes from In-N-Out (double double animal style, thank you kindly). But that’s not the end of the argument, because if you want the burger so caloried it counts as three meals, then Carl’s Jr. has your stuffing (that six dollar guac burger may take a year off your life, but it’s only one of those shitty years on the end). And then there’s Tommy’s — if your stomach survives the chili, you will sleep the sleep of champions. As for Fatburger, sure it has the best fries, but its burgers taste like feet.

Sound off, foodies….

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Seth Freilich

Comment Diversions | August 20, 2008 |




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