PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Square 1682, the restaurant inside the Palomar Hotel, marks its second anniversary with the High Steaks cheesesteak competition on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

Square 1682’s Executive Chef Guillermo Tellez invites folks to check out the restaurant’s High Steaks cheesesteak competition.

You can hear Hadas Kuznits interview with Guillermo Tellez in this CBS Philly ‘Philly Scene’ podcast…

“When you come in, you get a wrist band and you get a score card, and you just every time you taste one, you mark good or bad,” Tellez says.

One of the signature aspects of a great cheesesteak is the cheese whiz. He says there are two ways to make it at home:

“You just bring some either chicken stock or water to a boil, add your cheese, melt your cheese, and then add some of the cornstarch and wait for the creaminess as thick as you want. The other way, you have to cook the butter, cook the flour, and then thicken it with like some kind of milk. Then, add your cheese and melt it. It’s almost like making a broccoli cheese soup, minus the broccoli.”

Admission is $20, and all proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Academies charity.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

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