A cheesesteak in London? That can't be good, right?
Not so fast.
With the Sixers taking on the Celtics this afternoon in London at 3:00 pm on NBC Sports Philadelphia, we sent our video team over to Liberty Cheesesteak Company's popup at Cardinal Place to see how the Brits do a wiz wit.
But this London spot has some legit Philly ties. Owner JP Teti grew up in New Jersey but his family roots are in South Philly, where he visited often. He left his job in corporate America and missed home, especially the food, so he decided to bring that Philly flavor to London.
Making a legit cheesesteak is not without its challenges though, as Teti told us. You can't get traditional cheesesteak ingredients in London so they make their own bread, butcher their own meat and make their own cheese sauce since wiz isn't available there.
So how was it?
"Honestly, it tasted really good, like it belonged in Philly. It felt like he got it right," our crew reports back.
The delicious steak wasn't the only Philly touch. All of the workers were wearing Phillies jerseys with the guy working the register rocking a Roy Halladay jawn.
It's safe to say today is a banner day for his cheesesteak business in London. They're also catering the NBA VIP party after the game this evening.
And this is just the start of his Philly-themed culinary takeover. They're turning their cheesesteak spot into a full on bar in London called Passyunk Avenue Restaurant and Bar.
There was plenty of Eagles chatter at the cheesesteak spot today this morning with news of the Birds playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London in 2018 breaking this morning. Teti told us he hopes the Passyunk Ave. restaurant can be a gathering spot for Philly peeps making the trip across the pond next fall.
He'll have a delicious cheesesteak and a cold pint waiting for them.
Maybe Prince Harry will stop by.
It's official, the Eagles are playing the Jaguars in London next season!
...but can London locals tell the difference between Carson Wentz and Prince Harry? 🤔
You'll be surprised how many can't. 😂 pic.twitter.com/z9kG5HoB0f
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