Cheesecake vs. Cheesesteak
October 28, 2009
From New York Daily News
Mouth of the Potomac by The Washington Bureau
By Michael McAuliff
New York and Pennsylvania’s senators are throwing down a little World Series bet that’s sure to send the winners to their cardiologist.
Chuck Schumer’s office informs us that he and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are putting up some Junior’s cheesecakes if the Phillies win, while Sens. Bob Casey and Arlen Specter are going in on some cheese steaks.
“I give Senators Specter and Casey credit for sticking with their team but I can already taste those delicious Philly cheese steaks,” Schumer said. “And even though the Phillies won the World Series last year, there’s no comparing the Yankees’ 26 World Series victories to the Phillies’ measly two. When the dust settles, I am confident that the Yankees will be victorious and Sen. Gillibrand and I will be enjoying our Philly cheese steaks.”
“Unfortunately for the Yankees, tradition alone will do them little good against Charlie Manuel’s fearsome lineup,” said Specter. “I look forward to enjoying the New York cheesecakes, although nothing will be as sweet as the Phillies’ back-to-back titles.”
We’ll let the players decide this one, but we’re pretty sure the cheesecakes travel better than the hot meat slathered with Cheez Whiz..
The Keystone senators had better hope it’s not one of these cheesecakes that have proved so popular with the rodent set.
And if Chuck had asked us, we’d have recommended those roast pork sandwiches with provolone and broccoli rabe that you can get in the Tony Luke’s concession down the first base line at Citizen’s Bank Field.