Yeah, we all know cheesesteaks are terrible for us, but many continue to eat them anyways. In fact, when interviewing people for the cheesesteak project below, I came across some people who said they indulged in cheesesteaks two to three times a week! Thats a heck of a lot of grease and calories they are consuming ever week.
Since I’m a vegetarian, I no longer eat cheesesteaks, although I can’t say I ever really did habitually eat them. However, for the brief time I wasn’t a v
egetarian, I did consume a cheesesteak. I moved to Philly and felt I had to try one, just for the true Philadelphia experience…While I might get a lot of flack from my fellow Philadelphians, following my first few bites of a Jim’s cheesesteak (one of the 3 well-known, famous places on South Street in Philly), I immediately felt that they were overrated. But, I can’t deny that I may have felt this way because I was never a huge meat-lover to begin with. Nonetheless, I never went back to stand in one of those 45 minute lines just get get a notoriously greasy cheesesteak.
Whether a cheesesteak lover or not, check out the following audio clip. Me and some girls from school sat down with an expert and a few people on the street to get the real scoop on Philly’s love of cheesesteaks and how they may be taking a toll on our health.