Sure, the Delaware Valley will always be home to me but I have to admit that I've been won over by the city and its characters not to mention the Natty Boh that flows like water, great seafood, a fun ballpark, and even teams like the O's and Ravens, both of which I enjoy following and rooting for (as long as they're not playing the Phillies or Eagles). And believe me, that's a big step for me. I lived in Pittsburgh for three years and it did nothing but intensify my dislike for the Pens and Stillers.
The one thing that still bugs me about the area, though, is the inability to find a really good cheesesteak place. Admittedly, I haven't tried all that hard, but why would I? I wouldn't go to Philly expecting to get a great crabcake sandwich so why should I expect Charm City to do a great cheesesteak?
But I have high hopes for Fat Larry's, a new "Philly" cheesesteak and hoagie joint opening later this year in the old Corks location in Federal Hill. Just from glancing at this article in the Baltimore Business Journal I have to say Fat Larry's definitely passes the "eye" test...
- Run by a Philly native? Check.
- Bread baked fresh in Philly daily? Check.
- Steaks made from rib eye? Check.
In other words, I think we have a destination on our hands. We'll keep you posted.