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July 21, 2006 5:33 PM   Subscribe

Harry Olivieri, one of two brothers credited with inventing the Philly cheesesteak, has died at the age of 90: "Despite a heart condition, Olivieri had reportedly showed up at Pat's King of Steaks almost every day until about three years ago."
posted by mr_crash_davis (17 comments total)

 
Just be sure to place you order for cheesesteak at Geno's Steaks in English.
posted by ericb at 5:38 PM on July 21, 2006


This will end well.

To Harry Olivieri: .
posted by daninnj at 5:41 PM on July 21, 2006


Pat's rules.

RIP mr. beloved cheesesteak inventor. your brought joy to millions.
posted by caddis at 5:53 PM on July 21, 2006


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Make mine a wiz, wit'...
posted by paulsc at 5:58 PM on July 21, 2006


...place your order for cheesesteak at Geno's Steaks in English

Why can't we all just ignore people who still think it's 1955?
posted by wfc123 at 6:00 PM on July 21, 2006


Truly an American icon. He will be missed.
posted by SPrintF at 6:02 PM on July 21, 2006


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posted by huskerdont at 6:10 PM on July 21, 2006


The great MeFi cheesesteak discussion...
posted by LeLiLo at 7:20 PM on July 21, 2006


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I'm outta town the next two days, but I'll be there Sunday night to get my Wiz Wit in his honor.
posted by kalimac at 7:44 PM on July 21, 2006


It's not a true Philly cheese-steak unless it's made with Cheese Whiz.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:18 PM on July 21, 2006


Pat's is waaay better than Genos. RIP Harry.
posted by ob at 10:44 PM on July 21, 2006


The occasional cheese-steak threads on MetaFilter do more than any campaign by the city's tourist board ever could in persuading me I must visit.
posted by jack_mo at 3:37 AM on July 22, 2006


I've always been a Jim's fan myself. Nevertheless:



(If the color tag were allowed, that'd be Wiz-colored.)
posted by emelenjr at 5:46 AM on July 22, 2006


God bless that man.

I'll have to drip a little cheez wiz for my fallen homie...
posted by ph00dz at 6:39 AM on July 22, 2006


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posted by hifiparasol at 6:57 AM on July 22, 2006


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As someone from the Philly area, I have to say, Damn Fine Invention, Sir. I may place me a ship-it-to-me order from Gaetano's.
posted by grubi at 10:13 AM on July 22, 2006


Heart condition. Daily cheese steaks. Heart condition. Daily cheese steaks. The truth is out there.
posted by telstar at 2:11 PM on July 22, 2006


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