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Best Cheesesteak 

9th Street Deli

The secret to a great cheesesteak hides in plain sight, on the shelves of your local grocery store or maybe even in your own pantry. It's OK. Don't be embarrassed. Shout your love of Cheez Whiz from the rooftops. Or visit 9th Street Deli and order the "Just Like Philly" cheesesteak, which pairs tender steak with the velvety processed cheese food of the gods. Co-owner Mike Risk searched the most famous cheesesteak joints of Philadelphia to find the inspiration for his version, which also features caramelized onions and roasted red peppers on a soft but sturdy roll. It's as close as you can get to the City of Brotherly Love without crossing the Mississippi. Cheese snobs, never fear: You can also order the sandwich with provolone.

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