Earlier today, Complex's food blog First We Feast posted something that they probably thought would be relatively uncomplicated: a gallery of photos of cheesesteaks, culled from various corners of the interwebs, under the heading "Lunchtime Inspiration."
Except they referred to the cheesesteak's defining roll as a "hero roll." And then proceeded to include a few very questionable specimens, sparking an inevitable uproar from seemingly every self-respecting Philadelphian on Twitter.
Calls for site deletion and questions about interns' jobs were bandied about. Things got ugly. Things got... satisfyingly Philly. Sensing what was best for them, self-flagellating tweets and post updates were forthcoming from First We Feast. One particular offender — this sandwich featuring slabs o' beef, kimchi, and a roll that looks suspiciously po'boy-ish — seems to have been pulled from the gallery altogether, presumably on the basis of WTF.
@firstwefeast This article is terrible and you should feel terrible. The thing from Fork Spoon Bacon doesn't even look like a cheesesteak.— Jawnye West (@mikeyil) December 17, 2013
Hey where's the best place to get a Philly Cheesesteak Sub Sandwich, Matt's or Gino's?— mr.tug (@mistertug) December 17, 2013
@firstwefeast I'm not angry. I'm just from Philly.— Jawnye West (@mikeyil) December 17, 2013