Now I can’t talk for any Philly folks but I know they hate their cheesesteaks to be called a Philli Cheesesteaks, so we’ll refrain from calling it that and just stick to cheesesteak! Philly is in my opinion a small version of NYC (but probably better than NYC) as you get loads of the awesome scenery and food that the Big Apple has to offer. The cheesesteak, or “steak” (an authentic cheesesteak is all thinly sliced ribeye steak with cheese on a hoagie roll) as some Philly folks like to refer them as, is a big time staple from a city whose football team…is…not…that…Oh sorry, Cowboys Nation here. Anyways, cheesesteaks are everywhere—you can even be witness of some intense competition between two of the top cheesesteak spots in Philly cause they are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, crazy! Rumor has it that Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence while eating a cheesesteak and that’s why there’s a big grease stain near his signature (they actually hold the Declaration of Independence in a vacuum sealed container to conserve the smell the stain left). If you don’t believe me don’t, cause I just made it up—or so I think.
Enough about some history you were supposed to learn in 8th grade, let’s get to the sandwich. Wit and wiz (not that kind of wiz, but the other kind) is how you order a cheesesteak in Philly. Wit meaning ‘WIT’H onions and wiz meaning wiz (with) cheese—I know I’m a good translator. All cheesesteaks come on a hoagie roll and you can add more items to it. At Roodie’s Shack we offer it wit and wiz (provolone cheese) on a hoagie roll. So, if you want to experience the only good thing to come out of Philly, order a “steak” and we’ve got you!
The only Lucy that will not let you down! In fact she comes Juicy and is a bit messy—I promise this is the only time you’ll be okay with this! Now just to be clear, we’re talking about a burger here, okay? In fact this is the simplest yet most tastiest burger you’ll ever have. Minneapolis, although freezing COLD in the winter, knows how to make a BOMB *** BURGER!
The Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger with the cheese, inside the patty—YES, INSIDE THE PATTY! So when you get your first bite into a Juicy Lucy, you’ll see why its called juicy, and why I said messy. Cheese literally drools out of the burger (two patties hold the cheese on the inside). Only comes with pickles and sautéed onions but you will see why this is all this burger needs. Bring a napkin or two, unless you like messy too, then just lick your fingers up—I wont think bad of you (hehe).