Cheesesteaks: Everyone agrees that the cheesesteak, invented by Pat Olivieri in 1930, requires thinly sliced beef and a crusty roll, but the always-tough choice between provolone, American and Cheez Whiz is a matter of great debate. Also, See. How To Order A Cheesesteak
The same goes for the best place to eat the famed sandwich. The age-old feud between Pat’s King of Steaks and its across-the-street rival Geno’s Steaks draws thousands of visitors to 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue for taste-offs. Local shops like Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies, John’s Roast Pork, Pudge’s Steak, and Hoagie, Tony Luke’s and Jim’s Steaks have equal numbers of devoted fans—and Jim’s even ships steaks out of town. High-end interpretations of the city’s humble sandwich await at restaurants such as The Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar and its sibling The Continental Mid-town, which whip up a clever cheesesteak eggroll with a spicy sriracha ketchup dip. Rittenhouse Square’s Barclay Prime offers a $120 wagyu ribeye, truffled cheese and foie gras concoction that comes with a half-bottle of champagne.
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