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If you zoom in on Google maps and click on the location for the "Rocky Steps" you can actually click the "more" button and report a problem for the listing. (For those of you who are irritated). But, I should mention that when you zoom further in, Rocky Steps is listed in addition to Art Museum.
Haha, yes, everyone should report a problem with the “Rocky Steps.” Thanks for the tip!
And yes, I knew you could see both listed when you zoomed in close enough. I just wish this Rocky crap would go away though. We don’t have Rocky’s house on Google Maps do we?
I say we should put in some stuff from the Sixth Sense and other movies based in Philadelphia while we’re at it. (sarcasm)
I know this is a topic, unlike these cheesesteaks, that I’m going to get some very mixed opinions on from Philadelphians. Personally, this pisses me off. If you zoom in closer, you can see both “The Rocky Steps” and the “Philadelphia Museum of Art”, even still though. The Rocky movies were great, sure. But I’d really rather not have our most-revered athlete and/or citizen be some fictional person.
This is a fictional person whose name takes precedence over a real thing in Philadelphia. I understand that’s how out-of-towners and even some Philadelphians refer to the steps leading up to the Art Museum place, but they’re not actually the “Rocky” Steps because “Rocky” wasn’t actually a real person. (Even though Adrian Balboa has a real tombstone in Philadelphia.)
I get it. I know what Rocky Balboa can stand for. However, I’d hope that in the 36 years that have followed since the original film, that we’d have something else more iconic in this city.
Instead of grouping Rocky with real and awesome things like the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin and the Founding Fathers, the Liberty Bell, or hell even the Phillie Phanatic… in my mind the fact we’re constantly associated to Rocky is closer to booing Santa Claus.
Fuck you Google Maps. Are you naming the Empire State Building, “The King Kong Skyscraper?” No, you won’t, because people respect NYC and NYC has self-respect. Enough with the Rocky shit already. Though to their credit, I guess the Rocky statue at the top of the steps doesn’t help diffuse this revering-of-a-fictional-character.
PS. I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I just haven’t had time to queue up my cheesesteak posts. Patience.
Mentally prepping to go into a backlog of emails to get into a rolling pace with posting again early next year.
Submit your non-cheesesteaks to email@example.com — Please no Twitter @ replies, FB wall posts (on both my personal and TINAC walls), text/MMS, emails to my personal email, snail mail or friggin carrier pigeons.
If you want me to post it, please email it to this account. Thanks.
Okay, I'm no cheesesteak expert (my experience extends to eating at Phat Philly in SF whenever I can and longingly looking at Pat's King of Steaks on Google images), but that pita mess is just... sad.
It made me so sad, I went inactive on posting for a few weeks.*
*Just kidding. Or am I?
The only thing that makes this even remotely related to a cheesesteak is the fact that you’ve somehow managed to use the same animal. Roast beef does not a cheesesteak make.
Everything else isn’t even close.
On behalf of the city of Philadelphia, please remove all mention of “Philly” or “cheesesteak” from this recipe. Stick with the title you chose for your post, “grilled pepper jack and roast beef sandwich” (I’d throw the word pita in before sandwich just so it’s very clear that there’s no relation to Philly.) I’m serious.
Buttered pita makes this a deliciously crispy version of a Philly cheesesteak.
1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2. 4 thick, pocketless pitas, split
3. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
4. 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
5. 8 ounces thinly sliced pepper Jack cheese
6. 8 ounces thinly sliced rare roast beef
See the whole recipe here