Palm Beach Post -- PB Pulse Magazine Monday, June 29, 2009
By Charles Passy
20. Philly Cheesesteak
What makes it American:
Consider the Philly cheese steak a regional expression of
the great American sub, a sandwich that came to this country
by way of Southern Italy in the beginning of the 20th century.
The Philadelphia version is said to have been introduced by
Pat and Harry Olivieri in the City of Brotherly Love in the 1930s.
Where to enjoy it locally: You can’t find a much moreAuthentic
Cheesesteak than the ones they serve at
Big Al’s Steaks (450 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach;
561-819-1888; http://www.bigalssteaks.com ).
The family behind it hails from Philly and they continue to ship
in their bread from the city.
561-819-1888, or by fax at 954-449-0405.