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 $100 Philly Cheesesteak

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tamandmik

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  • Location: Las Cruces, NM
$100 Philly Cheesesteak Thu, 05/15/08 11:37 AM (permalink)
http://cbs3.com/topstories/cheesesteak.100.dollars.2.724387.html

Complete with lobster, and truffles? Also, the steak is made from $21 per pound Kobe beef. Evidently, the restaurant, Barclay Prime, sells about 6 of these per night.
 
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    porkbeaks

    • Total Posts: 2202
    • Joined: 5/6/2005
    • Location: Hoschton/Braselton, GA
    RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Thu, 05/15/08 11:42 AM (permalink)
     
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      KOK

      • Total Posts: 333
      • Joined: 4/26/2006
      • Location: Westminster, MD
      RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Thu, 05/15/08 11:46 AM (permalink)
      This started a year or two ago. I'll presume the restaurant knows someone at the station and got a free promo to drum up sales.

      This ranks up there with the $1,000 pizza that had 4 different caviars on it.
       
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        David_NYC

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        • Joined: 8/1/2004
        • Location: New York, NY
        RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Fri, 05/16/08 12:16 AM (permalink)
        LOL, that $1000 pizza joint is not even as upscale as the Barclay Prime in Philadelphia. I would really be interested in hearing from one of the Philadelphia experts if the Barclay Prime is an expense account joint.
         
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          harriet1954

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          • Joined: 3/29/2003
          • Location: Edgewater Park, NJ
          RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Sat, 05/17/08 3:28 PM (permalink)
          Of course it's one of those places, David! Even the building it's in was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1929, and that's one of the richest areas (if not the) in the city. Rittenhouse Square has always oozed money, old and new. It's a lovely, historic area, though, to walk through and take pictures and just hang out.
           
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            David_NYC

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            • Joined: 8/1/2004
            • Location: New York, NY
            RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Sun, 05/18/08 12:09 AM (permalink)
            Thanks, Harriet. That explains why they do sell a few cheesesteaks a night. I don't think our pizziola sells many $1000 pizzas, however.
             
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              GNeedles59

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              • Joined: 5/20/2008
              • Location: Union County, NJ
              RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Wed, 05/21/08 9:06 AM (permalink)
              I would rather have 20 $5 cheesesteaks
               
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                steaklover

                • Total Posts: 85
                • Joined: 7/28/2004
                • Location: Fairfield, CT
                RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Mon, 05/26/08 7:08 AM (permalink)
                Publicity stunt. Why bother?
                You could make a better one at home for a few dollars.
                 
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                  Xu

                  • Total Posts: 39
                  • Joined: 8/5/2006
                  • Location: Portland, OR
                  RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Sat, 05/31/08 6:14 PM (permalink)
                  Yeah, I heard about this waaaaaaaaaaay overpriced cheesesteak, but I don't know a soul that has actually had one.

                  Really, it can't be worth that.
                   
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                    bouttime

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                    • Joined: 1/18/2008
                    • Location: oldbridge, NJ
                    RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Wed, 06/11/08 6:00 AM (permalink)
                    all of these very expensive versions of regular items is just flat out stupid in my opinion. like is that really a "cheese steak" sandwich now?

                    just adding a bunch of expensive stuff to them is so unimaginative, lame and cheesy. just serve a plain hot dog with a side of diamonds and there you go the worlds most expensive hot dog.

                    do those things really qualify? sell a plain old dog for a 100 bucks and then i'll say its the most expensive dog or cheese steak or whatever the case may be.
                     
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                      Oneiron339

                      • Total Posts: 2075
                      • Joined: 2/13/2002
                      • Location: Marietta, GA
                      RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Wed, 06/11/08 6:43 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by GNeedles59

                      I would rather have 20 $5 cheesesteaks

                      That's the ticket - so many really great cheesesteaks at that price - why bother with expensive "junk" on one just to jack up the price and make it something that it really isn't..
                       
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                        CCinNJ

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                        • Joined: 7/24/2008
                        • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                        RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak Sun, 08/3/08 4:32 AM (permalink)
                        Here is the biggest (somewhat) food related publicity stunt I have seen...

                        http://www.junkfoodnews.net/CarlsJrs-6000-Dollar-Combo-Meal.htm
                         
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