The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame   ◆

The sandwich, also called a chop cheese — ground beef with onions, topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments on a hero roll — has long been a staple of bodegas in Harlem and the Bronx. Now, it has started migrating from grill tops to restaurant menus, from the lyrics of rappers onto the pages of food blogs.

Sounds tasty (though I could do without the cheese).

I lived in New York for nearly twenty years until the late ’90s, and this is the first I’m hearing about it. Of course, I rarely made it further north than 96th street.

That’s like another country.