Our own hometown cheesesteak monger/anti-immigration crusader Joey Vento of Geno’s Steaks was interviewed by the BBC this past weekend. The Beeb spoke to Vento about the failure of the immigration bill and even took a dig at the cheesesteak (and this from the nation that created the deep fried Mars bar):
Its signature - in fact its only dish - is a bun filled with thinly sliced rib-eyed steaks, topped with chopped, fried onion and a choice of three cheeses: American, provolone and an amorphous, glutinous yellow substance called cheese whiz.I would not recommend the latter. As we were chatting, one of Joey’s well-fed regulars popped in and asked for a double helping of whiz. For breakfast.When he left, Joey confided that the whiz could be speeding him to a heart attack. “But in moderation there’s no better stuff,” he added quickly, “although I’d recommend the provolone.”
P.S.: Confidential to the BBC — Noone in Philly calls South Philadelphia “Little Italy.” Really.