Yo Cuz! Steve Martorano on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Steve Martorano makes Philly cheese steak and wins our heart.
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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Cafe Martorano

3343 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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louis labarbera
louis labarbera

Show was amazing! was great to see Steve Martarano cooking for jimmy! and jimmy kimmel was hilarious looks like they both enjoy each others company and had alot of fun together! cant wait til next time they bring Steve back! Yo Cuz!

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

I'm sure if I stayed in the boroughs, I would have married him at some point!  Amazingly, I grew up in Jimmy Kimmel's neighborhood at the same time. He probably went to P.S. 115 and I went to P.S. 114.  Small freakin world. Fuhgeddaboudit!

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