Philly Cheesesteak Burger
Next on the eating block is the decidedly Philadelphian Cheesesteak burger. It's exactly what you think it is: Beef and cheddar cheese decked with all the classic cheesesteak ingredients (cheese-whiz, sliced steak, fried onions). All atop either a pretzel or donut bun (I was given the donut, and didn't complain).
OK, so I have an admission that we need to get out of the way: these kinds of loaded, messy, and convoluted burgers, are usually a turn-off for me. I'd normally go with the classic, and be just fine with that. But the second I bit into the Philly burger, I knew I had been screwing myself over with my basic palate for years. This is what PYT is known for, and I was going to embrace it.
You'll need a napkin with this one, for sure -- but the inevitable cheese stains on your shirt are offset by the glutinous ecstasy of the combination of these masterworks of meat and cheese. The glazed donut buns are flipped inside-out (so your hands don't get sticky), and they definitely aren't overwhelmingly sweet, which was a major concern going into it. The tart, tangy donut buns cut through thicket to add and perfectly compliment the rest of the burger. This is the spirit of Philly on a bun -- but thankfully, they left out the cream cheese and obnoxious Eagles fans.