Carson Daly Taste Tests Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks

By Sarah Carroll

Carson has been hanging out in Philadelphia most of this week covering the Democratic National Convention.

The TODAY Show depends on him for only the most serious, hard-hitting journalism pieces. For example…who sells the best cheesesteak in Phildelphia?! The people need to know.

Carson dined at both Pat’s and Geno’s, two of Philly’s most popular joints, for an official taste test and he revealed his favorite this morning.

“At Geno’s, they do sirloin and they do it super thin and they put seven slices on bread,” Carson described. “The bread actually comes from New Jersey from a bakery every day fresh. It’s got a little crisp on the outside of the bread, otherwise it’s fresh. You can either have it with American cheese, provolone, or cheese whiz. And you can have it wit’ or without, which is like onions or not.”

Pat’s is the original inventor of the cheesesteak and they’ve got a whole different philosophy when it comes to serving up the goods.

“At Pat’s across the street, it’s also delicious. You can’t go wrong. The bread there’s got no real crisp to it,” he explained. “It’s just kind of mushier, but that’s also really good, especially with the whiz…At Pat’s, it’s a little more sloppy. It’s a little more fun in there. It’s just kind of like whatever. It’s looser. And the food kind of reflects that.”

So…after this detailed analysis, who did Carson pick?

“Probably Geno’s, in my opinion, had just a slightly better bite.”

Annnnnd we have a winner!

If you need to satisfy your Philly cheesesteak craving here in L.A., click HERE for a list of the best in the whiz biz!

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