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Yo Cuz! Steve Martorano on Jimmy Kimmel Live

I have a new food-related crush. It could be because he reminds me of my first boyfriend, Eddy Marsala (that's his real name, I swear), who worked in the pizzeria close to the 7 Train in Queens. It could be because he talks like everyone who lived in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. Or it could simply be because he's a man who can make a cheese steak like they do in Philadelphia.

In any event, when Steve Martorano, owner of Cafe Martorano, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, I was enraptured. Martorano has that Jersey swagger -- the kind of man who probably beats the crap out of the guy who stands up his little sister and then cries at Disney films -- then helps Mom make Sunday gravy in the kitchen.


Calling Kimmel "Cuz," Martorano demonstrated his Philly pizza steak,

making it with "buddah" and "two cloves, four cloves -- what difference

does it make?" of garlic.

As he eats raw beef to test the

freshness -- "Hey! It's like carpaccio" -- he tells us about the time Kimmel

invited him to dinner as a guest -- "dis guy -- he made me cook!"

As

Martorano tried to demonstrate the "Philly bend," a move to help keep

your clothes from getting stained with meat juices, Kimmel tried to bite

into his pizza steak. Martorano just sighed and said "Fuhgeddaboudit!

Let's eat."

Hey -- dis is part one:

 



Yo -- dis here's part two:






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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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