Trump is the President of the United States, and at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, November 17, Pat’s King of Steaks, the self-proclaimed inventor of one of America’s greatest fast foods, will make Philadelphia history with the debut of the first-ever Alba white truffle cheesesteak — $20, cash-only.
That’s not to say a truffled cheesesteak wouldn’t be good — after all, we’ve seen something like it before (but with a higher price tag), and it was “actually worth it”. But $2,500 worth of white truffles in the Pat’s kitchen? Clearly, Philly is a much different place than it was in 1930 when the shop first opened.
Last Sunday, the Union League hosted Philadelphia’s first Alba White Truffle Charity Auction benefiting the National Italian American Foundation, and Pat’s owner Frank Olivieri supported the foundation by buying the remaining Piedmontese truffles to shave over his steaks.