Philadelphia, PA - Are you searching for the ultimate Philadelphia franken-food, look no further, its The Philly Taco. A combination of a Philly cheesesteak and a slice of pizza. The combo gets its origins on South Street, where foodies of all kinds head over to both Jim's Steaks and Lorenzo's Pizza for their steaks and pizza. Just wrap your Jim's steak in your Lorenzo slice, and you just made The Philly Taco or South Street Sushi.
The Philly Taco or South Street Sushi
So, whether you call it The Philly Taco or South Street Sushi, for the diehard Philly foodie this is the ultimate foodie bucket list item and a must-try when visiting South Street.
What's a Philly Taco?
First, head on over to Jim's Steaks to get your cheesesteak, and then you run over to Lorenzo's and Son's Pizza and get your oversized slice pizza, just a block away. It’s important to get your pizza last, so it's still hot when you pile on the cheesesteak. Your next decision is how to assemble your taco. One way is to place your cheesesteak perpendicular to the crust of the pizza like a true Philly Taco, or wrap the pizza around the steak like a pig-in-a-blanket a/k/a The South Street Sushi. Whatever you choose, Enjoy!
Two ways to build your Philly taco - Lay the steak down the middle of the slice, lengthwise, and eat it like a great big pig in a blanket, which you will feel like later when you're in bed and this food baby is rolling around your belly.
Tip: Bring a friend to share.
Jim's Steaks - Jim's Steaks Philadelphia’s South Street Cheesesteak Tradition: South Street is one of Philadelphia’s most well known melting pots. Here, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys, all mix happily. The street is always buzzing, no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night.
Lorenzo and Sons - Lorenzo and Sons, a massive mural of its namesake marks this late-night takeout for jumbo cheese slices & varied pies. These oversized slices served after-hours are the reason that this pie shop has been a South Street staple for decades. The rules here: no credit cards, no toppings, no utensils, and no pretense.
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Philadelphia's South Street Guide - welcomes more than just hippies these days. Shoppers searching for a statement-making look, visitors hungry for a real Philly cheesesteak and music lovers who want to catch an up-and-coming band head to the storied boulevard. Ethnically diverse restaurants, bars that keep the party going long after dessert and galleries and performance spaces help make South Street the place where everyone meets.
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