Philadelphia is notoriously referred to as the cheesesteak capital of the world!
According to Philadelphia’s official tourism site, Pat Olivieri invented the cheesesteak in the 1930s. Olivieri was a hot dog vendor in south Philadelphia who, as the story goes, decided to grill some beef from the butcher and put it on an Italian roll. A cab driver caught a whiff and asked for a steak sandwich.
Word spread rapidly through the cabbie rumor mill, and drivers from all over the city soon visited Olivieri for steak sandwiches. Olivieri eventually opened up Pat’s King of Steaks on 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue. The cheese was added to the mix in the ’40s by Pat’s manager Joe Lorenza, according to Philadelphia Magazine.
Source: Fox News
What better place to get a cheesesteak on National Cheesesteak Day than Philadelphia right? While COVID-19 has caused all of us to alter our lives a bit, some of Philadelphia’s top cheesesteak shops are still open! For takeout of course…
Pat’s King of Steaks: 215-468-1546
Tony Lukes: 215-551-5725
Geno’s Steaks: 215-389-0659
Steve’s Prince of Steaks: 215-972-6090
Max’s Steaks: 215-229-9048
*all above shops are open for takeout due to COVID-19.
If you are not near Philly and you are still craving a mouth-watering cheesesteak. Here is a copycat recipe of Pat’s Cheesesteaks to be able to create your own ! https://dinnerthendessert.com/pats-philly-cheese-steak-copycat/