Instead of your normal cheesesteak from Pat’s wit or wit-out onions, today you can order a “cheesesteak” wit kelp granules, broccoli rabe and Muenster cheese. Sounds a little odd from Pat’s, doesn’t it?
The 85-year-old establishment is launching the first installment of a new guest chef series on Thursday, January 7 where you’ll have the chance to try a vegetarian cheesesteak–something most of us never expected to see at Pat’s.
A Philadelphia-based health coach by the name of Sally Eisenberg will be joining Pat’s owner, Frank Olivieri, in creating this vegetarian creation.
So what exactly is on this vegetarian “cheesesteak”? There will be sautéed broccoli rabe, avocado, red onion, cilantro, mango, kelp granules, lime juice and Muenster cheese topped with a farm fresh egg and tucked into an Aversa’s Bakery roll. Definitely not your normal, greasy Pat’s cheesesteak.
This first installment of the guest chef series will be a fundraiser for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in memory of Eisenberg’s sister, Clarabeth Grossman. These specialty sandwiches are pay-what-you-wish, with all of the donations being matched by Olivieri and donated to the organization.
Stop by Pat’s at 1301 E. Passyunk Ave. between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 7 to give this vegetarian option a try.