Over the summer, I went to the Cheesecake Factory. Despite the name, it’s a nice, mid-scale chain restaurant in the US. They have a large menu with more options for vegetarians than the average joint. They also have something called a “California cheesesteak”:
This is literally* a Philly cheesesteak. That’s it. That’s what’s in a Philly cheesesteak. Points to the Cheesecake Factory for spelling “cheesesteak” as one word, but I guess that wasn’t hard when they were just straight ripping off the rest of the ingredients. Maybe it’s like a Philly cheesesteak, but not as good because it’s made in California. Kind of like pizza. Maybe that’s what they were going for. I don’t know because there was no way I was ordering it.
*Like, literally literally. Like actually, not figuratively.
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If you call it a ‘Philly cheesesteak’, it’s not from Philly. And neither are you. Just sayin’…
I thought it was necessary to emphasize that there was nothing original meant by “California” – it was the same recipe as the “Philly” original. But you busted me! I’m from Chester County 😉