It seems as though the mega fast food and chain restaurants seem to think "classic Philly" elements are green peppers, bell peppers, and onions. We here at Eater don't agree with that belief system at all, except in some cases as a topping on sausage sandwiches, and not always.
Reader and part-time cook, Anthony Sica, believes that "South Philly" gets associated with long hots, broccoli rabe, and provolone. But, we kind of agree with that one, as outside of Philly (and more specifically South Philly) we haven't seen those ingredients used too much on sandwiches.
So, we're throwing it out there to all of you: Is green peppers, bell peppers and onions a Philly thing, or made up by chain restaurants? Is broccoli rabe, long hots, and provolone truly a South Philly thing? Weigh in on the comments below or vote in the poll.
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