Anyone who has gone to Philly knows that trying a Philly Cheesesteak is an essential part of your travel experience. And of course everyone has their favorite place, kinda like our favorites for Juicy Lucy burgers here in Minnesota. When I was in Philly visiting my sister, I was a bit intimidated at ordering my first Philly Cheesesteak, in fact I had Will order it. Being that he was an East Coaster, he could follow the fast-paced, yelling, order now and correctly or you don’t get anything rules. And ordering correctly was essential, in fact there are key words to use. You needed to know that “with” means with onions and you have just two cheese options “wiz” (Cheez Whiz) and provolone. Anyway I was scared to mess it up and end up without a sandwich so Will ordered and I fell in love.
This summer my sister and her family moved from Philly to Minnesota and to celebrate their son Jude’s first birthday, they held a Philly-themed party and asked me to make the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches. I wanted to create a version anyone across the country could enjoy-without the nerves of ordering correctly! Happy 1st Birthday to Jude Bug!