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- [Joe] When you say the word Philly
the next word that you think about automatically
You drive into town and you see billboards,
"Best cheesesteak in town!"
Place that says they originated the cheesesteak,
place that invented cheese.
Fact of the matter is,
there's one place that everybody knows invented the
cheesesteak and that is Pat's King of Steaks.
Pat's is the Rocky of cheesesteaks.
- [Frank] So, how many do it eat?
Is my cardiologist watching this?
The cheesesteak was invented here at Pat's Steaks in 1930,
right across the street my Uncle Pat had a hot dog stand.
So one day my Uncle Pat had wanted to make
something different for himself.
So he sent my grandfather down to the butcher.
Got some trimmings of meat,
cooked it up on the hot dog grill.
When the cab driver,
who ate hot dogs everyday saw the sandwiches
and said "Make me one."
Cabby takes a bite and says,
"forget about hot dogs, and start making these."
- [Joe] There are three important turning points
in the history of the cheesesteak.
Number 1, 1930's Pat Olivieri puts steak and onion's
on a fresh Italian role.
Number 2, 1940's cocky Joe Lorenzo,
a drunken employee of Pat's,
one day was wasted,
threw some provolone cheese on his steak.
The cheesesteak was invented.
Number 3, back to the O.G. Pat Olivieri
Cheez Whiz comes out in 1953 in the US.
He's like, mm it's tasty, it's cheap.
Let's throw this on the cheesesteak.
The Philly cheesesteak that we know of now was born.
- Pat's, best thing I ever ate.
- [Frank] There's a famous story about a comedian,
he's having a heart attack
and he was on his way to Jefferson Medical Center
He looked, wait a second
I got to get a steak sandwich from Pat's.
So if I'm dying,
I want the autopsy,
I want them to find the steak sandwich inside of me.
Lori how am I looking over here?
- Great, fantastic.
- [Frank] Cheesesteaks are my way of life.
I appreciate it, I respect it, I won't abuse it.
I love it.
When you order from Goldbelly,
you will get the experience of being at Pat's.
Just the amazing first bite of the sandwich
with the cheese whiz dripping down your face.
It's Philadelphia at its finest.