Just got done reading the Chinese food thread and talk about what was authentic and what not. It made me think about places I've been and seeing a Philly cheese steak on the menu. It had mushrooms and peppers? And sometimes other crap. Let me tell you one thing, what makes a cheese steak from Philly a REAL cheese steak is the bread they use. You can't find it anywhere else. Pat's, Geno's, Jim's, Tony Lukes.... oh man, I'm getting hungry now! Also, most people order them with just the cheese, and that's it. Pat's uses cheese wiz as their standard cheese, although sometimes I'll get it with provolone and fried onions. top it off with some heinze and a hot pepper or two on the SIDE... oh yeah! Finally, the ONLY way to eat a Philly cheese steak is outside, at 2-3am, in 30 degree weather on a Friday or Saturday night (snow on the ground is a plus). Nothing else compares! Agree, disagree? Mike D.