Kind of like Pat’s and Geno’s, Jim’s and Ishkabbible’s on South Street are often pitted against each other in “best of” cheesesteak competitions. They’re very similar, except instead of using straight whiz on their sandwiches, Ishkabibble’s uses a whiz-provolone mix that gives it an edge over Jim’s. They’re also known for their chicken cheesesteak, and a weird, purple lemonade drink called the “Gremlin” - but you should stick to a regular cheesesteak and a fountain soda.

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