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RIP creator of the Philly cheesesteak

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/forums/2/ Harry Olivieri, who with his brother Pat was credited with inventing the Philly cheesesteak in 1933, had died. He was 90. ... Tired of hot dogs, Pat suggested that Harry go to a store and buy some beef. Harry brought it back, sliced it up and grilled it with some onions. The brothers piled the meat on rolls and were about to dig in when a cab driver arrived for lunch, smelled the meat and onions and demanded one of the sandwiches. Harry sold the cabbie his own sandwich in a transaction the brothers counted as the birth of Pat's King of Steaks. Cheese Wiz was added to the steak and onions starting in the 1960s
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the sandwich didn't reach fruition until Hardees started selling it with a hamburger patty in 2006 [​IMG]
  3. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Just looking at that picture rasies my cholesterol 25 points.
  4. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Can't believe it took 27 years for them to put cheese on the sandwich. What was it called before then, a Philly steak sandwich?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Even better. Cheese Wiz!

  6. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i like me a good cheesesteak sammy. can't get 'em down here in miami. plenty of sports bar type places and burger joints put a cheesesteak on the menu, but it's never done right. it just comes out being a grilled beef sandwich with onions and cheese -- not a philly cheesesteak.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Pat's -- good stuff. Every time that I hit Philly, I make a stop.

    In fact, I would love a couple of wiz wits for dinner.
  8. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    I lived at Pat's when APSE was in Philly in 2004.
    The idea of getting one at 3 a.m. after a night of drinking still brings a smile to my face.
    There's supposed to be something about this on ABC news at 6:30 (EDT).
  9. lono

    lono Active Member

    The flag at the Bogie household is at half staff. :(
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the link for our "Start new thread" function? :D
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It just 'cheesesteak.'
    RIP Harry, you beautiful genius.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    For the record, Pat's is better than Geno's.
    (But Jim's on South Street is my favorite.)
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