Undertoad Monday Oct 11 01:39 PM
10/11/2004: $100 Cheesesteak
Cyber Wolf Monday Oct 11 02:33 PM
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?
vsp Monday Oct 11 03:00 PM
Albamoss Monday Oct 11 03:05 PM
Katkeeper Monday Oct 11 03:54 PM
What beverage to serve with a $100 cheesesteak? A $100 bottle of Bordeaux or CA cabernet sauvignon.
Trilby Monday Oct 11 04:33 PM
i thought the "original" cheesesteak was hotdog or bologna? This is indeed wrong. When I think of Philly I think of affordable heart attacks.
elSicomoro Monday Oct 11 04:38 PM
Non-Philadelphians: Never ever EVER eat a cheesesteak from Pat's or Geno's. Just don't fucking do it!
Target Monday Oct 11 06:48 PM
So it's a bargain at twice the price.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 11 07:20 PM
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.
wolf Monday Oct 11 09:00 PM
elSicomoro Monday Oct 11 09:12 PM
Being a non-native helps me retain my objectivity.
wolf Monday Oct 11 09:22 PM
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.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Oct 11 09:27 PM
YellowBolt Monday Oct 11 09:35 PM
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.
wolf Monday Oct 11 09:41 PM
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.
elSicomoro Monday Oct 11 09:45 PM
It looks like I will have to go to Dalessandro's tomorrow afternoon for one and take pictures of it. I should be able to get the film developed tomorrow, so I can have the photos up tomorrow night.
Undertoad Monday Oct 11 09:46 PM
I was thinking the same thing
elSicomoro Monday Oct 11 09:51 PM
Hey, if you decide to come down this way, let me know. I live 5 minutes from Dalessandro's.
lumberjim Tuesday Oct 12 12:03 AM
happy birthday, terry. wolf, does Pudge's still exist? THAT'S a proper cheesesteak. word. to your mamma.
BrianR Tuesday Oct 12 12:35 AM
True dat, LJ. Good ole Pudge (Blue Bell location) is one of my favorite stops when in the area. Gotta get up there sometime soon. Mebbe in two weeks. And I still have a Pat's when in Philly...it's what's open that late. And still not too bad, despite syc's opinion. Geno's on the other hand...blech!
russotto Tuesday Oct 12 12:04 PM
$100 cheesesteak? Did Stephen Starr hire Sam from the Apprentice after Trump dumped him?
jinx Tuesday Oct 12 12:18 PM
And I'd rather spend my $100 on Omakase at Morimoto than any cheesesteak from anywhere.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Oct 12 06:59 PM
Industrial Highway(291) at Lincoln(420)??
jinx Tuesday Oct 12 07:17 PM
elSicomoro Tuesday Oct 12 09:32 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a real cheesesteak:
elSicomoro Tuesday Oct 12 09:40 PM
Another photo of said steak:
Clodfobble Tuesday Oct 12 09:46 PM
But... But... There's no cheese on it!
elSicomoro Tuesday Oct 12 09:53 PM
It's inside the steak...some places serve 'em like that.
bobspoon Wednesday Oct 13 06:07 AM
Sycamore, that looks for all the world like a turd in a bun.
alphageek31337 Wednesday Oct 13 06:13 AM
Katkeeper Wednesday Oct 13 08:24 AM
Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes grown from seeds from plants that are rarely grown, but which have more flavor. I have had them a couple fo times, and they are wonderful.
Troubleshooter Wednesday Oct 13 09:05 AM
There's a reason there are so many of those "FTF" stickers on the cars of people who have been riding Harleys for a long time.
jinx Wednesday Oct 13 10:56 AM
glatt Wednesday Oct 13 11:51 AM
russotto Wednesday Oct 13 02:42 PM
2) Kobe beef has flavors so subtle, you might even say it's tasteless. Doesn't belong on a steak either.
3) Anything red with a screw-top will do. If you MUST use a corked wine, just grab the red-wine special at the State Store; should run you about $6. Better yet, get a beer instead.
elSicomoro Wednesday Oct 13 03:11 PM
That was the first time I've ever had Dalessandro's, and it was pretty good. Not the best I've ever had, but way better than Pat's or Geno's.
jinx Wednesday Oct 13 04:39 PM
Undertoad Wednesday Oct 13 06:13 PM
Dalessandro's is known for the immense amount of meat they give you which is one reason why it looks like that.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Oct 13 07:18 PM
photographing food to look tasty is very difficult. Pro food photographers don't use real food most of the time. The props they use look gross in person but it works in pictures. Like meeting someone wearing stage makeup.
wolf Wednesday Oct 13 10:46 PM
Since I am held prisoner at the nuthouse I don't get to have steaks from there very often though. I live about um ... 7 minutes away. in traffic.
BigV Thursday Feb 10 03:52 PM
what to drink with a $100 sandwich
or maybe with 100 sandwiches...
wolf Friday Feb 11 02:29 AM
What if you slurp down the diamond? (yes, I know the biological processes which result in the return of the gemstone, but do they warn unknowning recipient about the prize?)
York Friday Feb 11 11:29 AM
Damn guys, ive never seen that before! It just looks like a sandwich with pita-meat and cheese!! I wouldnt be eating that for 100 bucks... il have a real Belgian " Croque Truf Tropic" Like a toast with cheese, truffels, some exotic fruit that is marinated in Champagne, and slices of thin meat called "Ossehaas".... for only 50 bucks...
wolf Friday Feb 11 12:28 PM
If you ever get to Philadelphia, we'll get you a real cheesesteak.
Hajik Friday Feb 11 01:00 PM
I'm all set with my ham sandwich. If I buy a $100 cheesesteak it better come with a TV, or at the very least a VCR.
jaguar Friday Feb 11 01:00 PM
Almost worth being fingerprinted for
jaguar Monday Feb 14 04:52 AM
someone on here at one point (I think it was syc) posted a cheesesteak recipe, anyone know where the hell that went? Working a rather long pull tonight and I think I'll be ready for a heart-attack inducing meal afterwards.
Undertoad Monday Feb 14 08:28 AM
Many have tried and all have failed because to make it right requires a crusty firm long roll, a deli slicer, the right kind of beef cut, and a large hot grill you can stand over with sweat dripping off your brow into the meat.
russotto Monday Feb 14 09:41 AM
I've had what the Kiwis think is a cheese steak. No real resemblance. (heck, they can't even do a burger). I'm guessing the Aussies can't do much better.