PICKLES, GREEK YOGHURT, MADNESS
On a bright Philadelphia day in 1930, a hotdog vendor named Pat Olivieri said, “You know what? Fuck hotdogs!” So, he picked up some steak and few hogie rolls. When a passing cab driver caught a whiff of Pat’s efforts, he was so overcome with yearning he had to slam the breaks, wheel around, and beg Pat to give him a nibble. It wasn’t long before every cab driver in the city knew of the rumored sandwich. And thus, a star was born. Unbeknownced to these two, this miraculous meeting would cascade into decades of sandwich innovation, spark generational feuds of Shakspearian scope, and make Joe Biden president. Yes, this is one of the most iconic sandwiches in American cuisine. A robust, rich mutherfucker you can rely on for comfort after a long day—or even in the middle of the day, if you’re naughty like that. Of course, there is ongoing debate about which version is truly the best. But no matter how you take your cheesesteak, whether it be with mushrooms or peppers, cheez whiz or some sophisticated cashew provolone, this juicy vessel of pleasure is sure to fill any holes in your soul.