PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a chaotic reaction to Gritty, the Philadelphia’s Flyers’ new mascot, the city has begun to welcome him. The latest tribute to the 7-foot-tall, orange, fuzzy creature is a cheesesteak.
The delicious-looking homage couldn’t be more fitting for the latest mascot in Philadelphia’s motley collection.
“The Gritty” is a brisket cheesesteak topped with sharp whiz, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, special sauce, and potato sticks on a long roll.
If that makes you salivate, “the Gritty” can be found at South Philly’s very own Mike’s BBQ.
In a teasing statement that lightheartedly mocks early reactions, Mike’s BBQ tells fans that not only will they slowly warm up to the crazy food creation they will also “love hating this one”.
“At first, like I said in the Instagram post, I was like what where they thinking but in retrospect, after digesting it for a few days, I kind of like him,” said Mike Strauss, owner of Mike’s BBQ.