Philly locals are getting more vocal about their exhaustion regarding Philly's iconic cheesesteak, but we're sure there will be more than a few cursory glances at the 2nd Annual Cheesesteak Challenge this weekend. Executive Chef Guillermo Tellez of Square 1682 is hosting the event once again, at a block party outside of the restaurant from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. this Sunday, October 16.
The competition pits some of the city's best chefs against one another to produce the best interpretation of our signature sandwich. Last year's winner, Pete Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette, returns to defend his title, along with Marcie Turney of Barbuzzo, Daniel Stern of R2L, Mike Stollenwerk of Fish, and our dark horse to win it all, Konstantinos Pitsillides of Kanella. FYI, these aren't your run-of-the-mill cheesesteaks. Chef Tellez said he's looking to whip up a Duck Confit or Indian Leg of Lamb version. We're not complaining.
Tickets will set you back $20, and you'll get a taste of each and every cheesesteak at the competition. Victory Brewing Company will be on hand to help wash down all of those sandwiches, but their brews aren't included in the price of admission. [The Feast]