9. Not use a knife and fork
This should go without saying, but cheesesteaks are meant to be eaten with your hands, not with a knife and fork Trump-style. While the “cheesesteak stance” is fairly overblown by the press (think leaning aggressively forward while standing), eating a steak can be a messy endeavor. Embrace the mess: juice = flavor.
10. Consume excessive cheesesteaks
If you live in Philly, you’ll undoubtedly eat more than your fair share of cheesesteaks. Visits from out-of-towners, late night drunchies, and dozens of options make getting a cheesesteak an inevitable part of living in the city of brotherly love. That’s not a bad thing -- they’re portable, filling, and healthy (relatively), assuming you don't overload on Whiz.
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Dan McKay is a freelance writer/photographer living in Philly. He was once the fastest kid in second grade but now gets winded walking up the Rocky steps. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @dannypageviews.