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Old 10-11-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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10/11/2004: $100 Cheesesteak



Philadelphia restauranteur Stephen Starr has come up with this offering for a new city location: a $100 cheesesteak. "...made of sliced Kobe beef, melted Taleggio cheese, shaved truffles, sauteed foie gras, caramelized onions and heirloom shaved tomatoes on a homemade brioche roll brushed with truffle butter and squirted with homemade mustard."

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This is simply wrong at every level, beyond just the fact that it's an attempt to get a bit of press for the restaurant. Here's a "proper" Philly cheesesteak:



I know I would prefer the taste of the $100 version, but it's not worth $100 under any circumstances, and it rides on the image of the original.

I'm just sad that I don't have a proper image of a good $5 steak, and the next time I get one (about once every three months - it's a dangerous meal), I'll take the camera.
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Old 10-11-2004, 01:33 PM   #2
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Bugger that. No sandwich in the world is worth $100, not unless the whole thing was gold-plated and then it wouldn't be all that edible. Or tasty. What the heck would you serve WITH it? Wouldn't it throw the whole thing off if they offer chips and a soda only worth $1.85? Or would they search the world over for a potato that costs 20x the price of a perfectly good Irish potato?
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Old 10-11-2004, 02:00 PM   #3
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Here's a "proper" Philly cheesesteak:

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Nah, I don't think so. That's got Whiz on it. Provolone or bust.
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Old 10-11-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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heirloom shaved tomatoes
When I was skimming the ingredients list, I thought for a moment that said "heroin." And for that moment I thought I understood why it was so expensive.

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Old 10-11-2004, 02:54 PM   #5
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What beverage to serve with a $100 cheesesteak? A $100 bottle of Bordeaux or CA cabernet sauvignon.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:33 PM   #6
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i thought the "original" cheesesteak was hotdog or bologna? This is indeed wrong. When I think of Philly I think of affordable heart attacks.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:38 PM   #7
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This is simply wrong at every level, beyond just the fact that it's an attempt to get a bit of press for the restaurant. Here's a "proper" Philly cheesesteak:

No...that's a proper cheesesteak for stoopid tourists. No Philadelphian in their right mind should ever eat such shit.

Non-Philadelphians: Never ever EVER eat a cheesesteak from Pat's or Geno's. Just don't fucking do it!
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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What beverage to serve with a $100 cheesesteak? A $100 bottle of Bordeaux or CA cabernet sauvignon.
When I heard about this $100 cheese steak sandwich on the radio they said it included a bottle of champagne.

So it's a bargain at twice the price.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:20 PM   #9
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Don't know Target, the TV reporter didn't show or mention any wine. He did say it was tasty but he wouldn't be eating it if he had to pay for it.
Let's face it, they came up with a tasty dish and like UT said they're capitalizing on the fame of real cheesesteaks.
Syc is right about Pat's and Geno's.
The crew of Air Force One, The Secret Service and I, prefer Jim's in Essington.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:00 PM   #10
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No...that's a proper cheesesteak for stoopid tourists. No Philadelphian in their right mind should ever eat such shit.

Non-Philadelphians: Never ever EVER eat a cheesesteak from Pat's or Geno's. Just don't fucking do it!
And being from the Show Me state you are uniquely qualified to make this judgment. (he happens to be right in this case, but this poser setting himself up as the Phil'delfya cheesesteak expert is quite amusing. Incidentlly, Happy Birthday you mutherfucking pansie-ass poser ...)
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:12 PM   #11
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Being a non-native helps me retain my objectivity.

And thank you.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:22 PM   #12
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I truthfully can't conceive of a situation in which I would pay $100 for food ... I mean one freakin' sandwich, not a complete meal for myself and at least one other person.

Yes, I've been to fancy eatin' places. And yes, I've run up a tab, including wine, of over $150 just for me, but I'm talking starting from the little bowl of water with the lemon to wash yer hands in, all the way to the exotic desert item involving a mininum of four kinds of chocolate made into swirly patterns around the plate.

$100 for a damn sandwich. What is the world coming to? Are there, as Alexander mourned, no more worlds to conquer?
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:27 PM   #13
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:35 PM   #14
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Wow, that "proper" cheesesteak is... gross... one of the best days here in my Michigan high school is when they have "Philly cheese steak" Thursday, only twice a year! Yum.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:41 PM   #15
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It would probably be illegal to serve a real cheese steak to high school students. There are certain nutritional standards which apply to school food service.
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