October 4th, 2012
The Philly Cheesesteak, also known as a Philadelphia cheesesteak, cheesesteak, or steak and cheese, has been around since the 1930’s. The majority agree that the birth of the cheese steak took place in the Italian immigrant section of South Philadephia.
Weary of eating the hot dogs from his own modest hot-dog stand for lunch, Pat Olivieri and his brother Harry obtained some chopped meat from the butcher shop. After cooking the meat, they placed the meat and some onions onto an Italian roll. They had no intent on selling what they had just made for their own lunch, but the sandwich had caught the eye of a cab driver, who then insisted that Pat make a sandwich for him as well. Within days, word had spread, and the steak sandwich became a hit. However, it still took ten years before the Olivieri brothers opened up Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia.
It was not until twelve more years before cheese was added to the recipe, thus giving birth to the modern cheesesteak. This new invention brought many curious mouth-watering travelers, as well as competition. In 1966, Joe Vento opened Geno’s Steaks right across from Pat’s King of Steaks. To this day, there is still great dispute as to who has the better cheesesteak, and which of the owners actually takes credit for the final ingredient that changed the steak sandwich into the cheesesteak sandwich.
Since then, the craving and love for the Philly cheesesteak has spread far past the city limits. That is where Old Neighborhood Shaved Steak comes in.
One of the most important elements of our shaved steak is that it is 100% shaved steak. Many of our competitors use a highly processed product. From products found at the supermarkets to sandwich shops in the northeast, many Philly cheesesteaks are made with a highly processed, salty, and poor textured meat also known as chipped beef. Old Neighborhood Shaved Steak, on the other hand, is 100% USDA top quality beef, making it a very ideal ingredient for cheesesteaks. Go ahead and check out our nutritional facts for detailed information!
Not only is our shaved steak great for making cheesesteaks better, but Old Neighborhood also has shaved pork and shaved chicken. So if there is ever a chance that you want to create your own twist to the original sandwich, you can easily make a pork or chicken sandwich. Both our shaved pork and shaved chicken are also 100% top quality meats.
So the next time you are in the supermarket, be sure to grab Old Neighborhood Shaved Steak, cook up some cheesesteaks for your family using our Philly Cheesesteak Recipe, and let us know what you think! Consider the shaved pork and shaved chicken as extras in your catalog of recipes and ingredients!
If you’re eager to cook other meals other than cheesesteaks using our shaved steak or if you’re looking for recipes for shaved pork and shaved chicken, you can find some at the following links: