$100 Philly Cheesesteak

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tamandmik
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$100 Philly Cheesesteak - Thu, 05/15/08 11:37 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Thu, 05/15/08 11:42 AM
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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Thu, 05/15/08 11:46 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Fri, 05/16/08 12:16 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Sat, 05/17/08 3:28 PM
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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.

David_NYC
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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Sun, 05/18/08 12:09 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Wed, 05/21/08 9:06 AM
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I would rather have 20 $5 cheesesteaks

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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Mon, 05/26/08 7:08 AM
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Publicity stunt. Why bother?
You could make a better one at home for a few dollars.

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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Sat, 05/31/08 6:14 PM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Wed, 06/11/08 6:00 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Wed, 06/11/08 6:43 AM
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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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RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak - Sun, 08/3/08 4:32 AM
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Here is the biggest (somewhat) food related publicity stunt I have seen...

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