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A great cheesesteak in London from a guy with Philly ties

A great cheesesteak in London from a guy with Philly ties

A cheesesteak in London? That can't be good, right?

Not so fast.

With the Sixers taking on the Celtics Thursday afternoon in London, we sent our video team over to Liberty Cheesesteak Company's popup at Cardinal Place to see how the Brits do a wiz wit.

But this London spot has some legit Philly ties. Owner JP Teti grew up in New Jersey but his family roots are in South Philly, where he visited often. He left his job in corporate America and missed home, especially the food, so he decided to bring that Philly flavor to London.

Making a legit cheesesteak is not without its challenges though, as Teti told us. You can't get traditional cheesesteak ingredients in London so they make their own bread, butcher their own meat and make their own cheese sauce since wiz isn't available there.

So how was it?

"Honestly, it tasted really good, like it belonged in Philly. It felt like he got it right," our crew reports back.

The delicious steak wasn't the only Philly touch. All of the workers were wearing Phillies jerseys with the guy working the register rocking a Roy Halladay jawn.

It's safe to say today is a banner day for his cheesesteak business in London. They're also catering the NBA VIP party after the game this evening.

And this is just the start of his Philly-themed culinary takeover. They're turning their cheesesteak spot into a full on bar in London called Passyunk Avenue Restaurant and Bar.

There was plenty of Eagles chatter at the cheesesteak spot today this morning with news of the Birds playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London in 2018 breaking this morning. Teti told us he hopes the Passyunk Ave. restaurant can be a gathering spot for Philly peeps making the trip across the pond next fall.

He'll have a delicious cheesesteak and a cold pint waiting for them.

Maybe Prince Harry will stop by.

Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

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Eagles fan mad about loss allegedly put girlfriend's dog in microwave

Eagles fans have been known to take their frustrations out on horses in the past, but now we can add cruelty to canines to the long list of strange behavior by Philadelphia sports fans.

Kirsten Gaskins was arrested on Sunday evening at a hotel in Hanover Township and has been charged with simple assault, harassment, cruelty to animals, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Gaskins was at the hotel as "a getaway" from Philadelphia with her girlfriend. She was drinking while watching the Eagles game against the Saints and allegedly became angry once the Saints won, according to police. Gaskins allegedly struck the victim in the face multiple times before threatening to harm her Pomeranian.

Gaskins was not present when police arrived but when she returned and they entered the room they found the dog inside of the microwave. The microwave was never turned on and the dog was reportedly OK.

It's unclear if the Pomeranian had any rooting interest in the game. Dogs usually don't care.

[NBC 10 | Morning Call]

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Flyers mascot Gritty featured on Mike McKenna's goalie mask

Flyers mascot Gritty featured on Mike McKenna's goalie mask

Everybody loves Gritty.

Especially the goalies, because the Flyers' mascot makes for some awesome art.

First, it was Calvin Pickard who honored the furry fella on his mask.

Now, it's newest netminder Mike McKenna with the Gritty ink.


(Zack Hill/Philadelphia Flyers)

McKenna has a neat hockey story and background. He wears No. 56 because it was the number his father Terry used as a race car driver.


(Courtesy of Mike McKenna)

The Flyers are McKenna's seventh NHL club.

"I've always been able to perform," he said earlier this month. "It's just been a matter of not being somebody's prospect. That's what I've battled my whole career. I didn't start out with an entry-level contract, so the cards were stacked against me from the beginning, and for whatever reason, I've managed to persevere and keep my career going."

All the way to a fresh Gritty mask. Let's hope we see it in action soon.

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