$100 Philly Cheesesteak

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tamandmik
Double Cheeseburger
2008/05/15 11:37:57
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.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/15 11:42:02
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/15 11:46:52
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.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/16 00:16:55
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.
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/17 15:28:16
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
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/18 00:09:44
Thanks, Harriet. That explains why they do sell a few cheesesteaks a night. I don't think our pizziola sells many $1000 pizzas, however.
GNeedles59
Double Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/21 09:06:45
I would rather have 20 $5 cheesesteaks
steaklover
Hamburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/26 07:08:51
Publicity stunt. Why bother?
You could make a better one at home for a few dollars.
Xu
Junior Burger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/05/31 18:14:58
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.
bouttime
Junior Burger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/06/11 06:00:58
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.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/06/11 06:43:50
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..
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: $100 Philly Cheesesteak 2008/08/03 04:32:35
Here is the biggest (somewhat) food related publicity stunt I have seen...

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