Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, savvy to the local custom, takes her Philly cheesesteak with Cheez Whiz and onions.

The Republican vice presidential candidate campaigned at Tony Luke's steak shop in South Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. She greeted curious onlookers, signed autographs, and posed for pictures before ordering two steaks to go.

She is campaigning in Philadelphia this weekend with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow.

The cashier at Tony Luke's told her the order was on the house. So Palin tossed her cash into a donation jar outside the window.

Palin said she thought Arizona Sen. John McCain was "awesome" and "absolutely on his game" in Friday night's presidential debate with Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.