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Cheesesteak Wit Beans: Keeping Score

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[asset|aid=240|format=image|formatter=asset|title=RBRiPodLogoSmall.gif|width=180|height=179|resizable=true|align=right]What’s better, a Philly “cheesesteak wit” or Boston baked beans? To properly eat a cheesesteak, there is a certain stance one should take in order to not spill on one’s shirt. Cheesesteak: one.

Boston Baked beans have been around a lot longer than the cheesesteak. Beans: One. Philadelphians Pat and Harry Olivieri are usually credited with inventing the cheesesteak sandwich by serving chopped-up steak on hoagie rolls in the early 1930s. Ironically, it did not originally have cheese. Hmmm. Another one to Beans since the name did not match the original dish.

In 1952, Cheez Whiz was first marketed and has now become a common option on the sandwich and is traditionally ordered as a “Cheesesteak Wit” meaning with cheese. Clever term and very local: Cheesesteak two.

Don’t you just love Wikipedia?

So we are all tied up at two. The winner? The flying public of course!

Southwest Airlines announced new service between Cheesesteak and Beans—Philadelphia and Boston to most people—and a sweet introductory price as well. Maybe not as sweet as those maple syrup-flavored Beans, you could save a lot of beans.

My guest on this episode of Red Belly Radio is Paul Flannigan and he tells us all about the new gates added to the Philadelphia International Airport; how all of Southwest flights are now in one terminal; and what kind of food to expect when you get there. But wait, there’s more! It is not just flights between Philadelphia and Boston, there are also flights to Manchester, and Providence—both in the Boston area! Could this episode get any bigger? If it did, you’d need two iPods to listen to it.