Bleateries: The Cheese Steak Shop Manila Giveaway
You Are What eWe Eat

First of all, I apologize to The Cheese Steak Shop Manila for doing that feature. I understand that my post brought about unintended consequences to their respected institution. They said: “There is no explanation for the sudden increase in Italian Hoagie sales other than the timeliness of your write-up.” I truly am sorry for this unexpected upswing in Hoagie demand. Please believe me: I only hoped to improve Cheese Steak sales. Not Hoagie.

Forgive me.

I also apologize to Playboy Magazine for violating their intellectual property rights. I wish to absolve The Cheese Steak Shop Manila of any such misdeeds. I am, in fact, responsible for this:

My homage to the esteemed gentlemen’s magazine (via sandwiches) turned out too convincing that most people assumed that I did not make it myself. I went too far with that Playboy parody, I confess. In producing a pastiche of their prestigious publication, you see, I also crafted a caricature of their classic crest:

There… I admit to defiling the beloved Playboy bunny by fashioning a sheepier version for my purposes (Playbor rammy?). Furthermore, since we are all friends in here, I shall let you in on a little secret: I did what Playboy has been doing to their covers for over fifty years and hid my bastard logo somewhere in my copyright-infringing cover. That’s right… there is a hidden rammy in that plagiarized embarrassment. I am shameless.

Now listen closely, boys and girls: our good friends at The Cheese Steak Shop wish to share the gift of sandwich with us through a contest. They are, for some reason, weirdly delighted at their feature that I did not even have to blackmail them for prizes! Nevertheless, their sponsorship washes their hands clean of all association with this poor excuse of a blog. Kudos to them!



1.) Like Cheese Steak Shop Manila’s Facebook page. They’re good people.

2.) Like’s Facebook page (don’t worry, you can always unlike after the contest).

3.) Find the photo of the contest on our Facebook page (HINT: it’s this thing here).

4.) Like and share the photo PUBLICLY on your wall to spread the word. This will statistically increase your chances of losing… to your friends (ooh, burn!).

5.) Optional: Feel free to tag both Cheese Steak Shop Manila and when you share, ideally with a message to the effect of “Please stuff my face with cheesesteak!” This is not required but we’ll love you for it.

6.) Optional: Feel free to leave a comment below (with your name and email). This is also not required, but it will get you noticed for the tallying. Don’t be shy, now…

Note: participants will qualify through their public Facebook shares, but steps 5 and 6 will ensure their chances.



Possible winners will be picked through a raffle on Friday, February 22, 2013 – which is to say that the deadline for participating is 12:00AM of that day.

Here’s the clincher: once potential winners have been drawn, they will be contacted to answer two questions:

Question 1: Where is the hidden ram’s head logo (i.e. the Playbor rammy) in the fake cover image? Need help? You may find a larger version of the image here.

Question 2: What is the Playboy rammy’s name? (it’s mentioned in the previous post but not repeated here for fear of further infringement).

Winners who fail to answer these will invalidate their chance, which will transfer to the next winner on the list, and so on, and so forth…

This isn’t a licensure exam, so don’t worry. We’ll be nice.



The three (3) final winners will be announced on Monday, February 25, 2013. They will get the following:

First Prize: Cheese Steak Shop Manila gift certificates worth PhP 1,000 plus an acrylic tumbler (refillable until March 31 this year).

Second Prize: Cheese Steak Shop Manila gift certificates worth PhP 1,000.

Third Prize: Cheese Steak Shop Manila gift certificate worth PhP 500 plus a nifty notebook.

Fourth Prize: You’re not ready for this yet so I’ll hold onto it for now.

Thanks! Please start sharing that image. Good luck and have fun (I hope)!


Please don’t join so I get to keep these.

Thank you, Cheese Steak Shop Manila! You are herewith absolved of any involvement with this wretched blog (as soon as you give out the prizes, that is).

Categories: [food], [metro]

[16] Comments


  • Eize says:
    February 8, 2013 A.D. at 7:17 PM

    Comment! And you’re welcome for the 404 head’s up. :)

  • Ronan says:
    February 8, 2013 A.D. at 7:30 PM

    FIRST! oh…

  • Jolina says:
    February 8, 2013 A.D. at 7:59 PM

    OK! I wanna try the cheesesteak!

  • Regina says:
    February 9, 2013 A.D. at 12:12 AM

    I’ll spend the GCs for my family! <3

  • Jeanne Ugay says:
    February 9, 2013 A.D. at 12:29 AM

    Julieanne Francis U. Abayan

    cool & interesting blog!

  • Aleya Albert Rama says:
    February 9, 2013 A.D. at 1:06 AM

    I’m HUNGRRRY for philly!

  • Marizza Domingo says:
    February 9, 2013 A.D. at 4:16 AM

    Hope to win! Thank you! :)

    Name: Marizza Domingo

  • Mai says:
    February 13, 2013 A.D. at 12:18 PM

    Funny! Thanks for making me hungry ( again! )

  • Dodge says:
    February 15, 2013 A.D. at 5:31 PM

    I don’t normally join contests, but I do make concessions whenever Cheese is at Steak.

  • gigglejuice says:
    February 16, 2013 A.D. at 11:32 AM


  • wolfpuppet says:
    February 20, 2013 A.D. at 8:21 AM

    I wanna wanna cheesesteak, koya!

  • Richard says:
    February 20, 2013 A.D. at 5:36 PM

    The cheesesteak looks divine! Eating that is part of my bucket list this year!

  • annabelts says:
    February 22, 2013 A.D. at 4:45 PM

    let’s win some GC’s!

  • Jon R says:
    February 22, 2013 A.D. at 5:37 PM

    Cheesesteak me

  • Katrin says:
    February 22, 2013 A.D. at 6:39 PM

    panalo na ba ako? :)

  • Jeanne Ugay says:
    February 25, 2013 A.D. at 6:49 PM

    hope i’m one of the winners of face-stuffing cheesesteak! =D



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