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A Cheesesteak with a Difference

Tonight only: enjoy an “Abbruzze Cheesesteak” at Pat’s for a good cause!

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, July 18th, Di Bruno Bros.’ owner Emilio Mignucci will join Frank Olivieri, owner of Pat’s King of Steaks as they share the grill and serve a limited-time Abbruzze Cheesesteak. All proceeds will go to Frank Olivieri’s Spread the Whiz Foundation, which partners with schools to teach kids about healthy food choices through artistic and cooking expressions.

Longtime friends, Emilio and Frank, both graduates of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College have grown up in their family businesses. Frank’s great uncle, Pat Olivieri, opened Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philadelphia in 1930. Pat, a hot dog vendor, wanted something different for lunch one day and made a sandwich of chopped steak and onion. He shared it with a regular customer, a cab driver, who loved it so much he spread the word. Frank’s work in the community and growth of Pat’s King of Steaks has allowed his uncle Pat’s legacy to live on over 86 years.

Emilio, with his brother Bill Mignucci and their cousin William Mignucci, Jr. have grown their family business from the original Di Bruno Bros. in the historic Italian Market to a company with five retail stores, e-commerce, national distribution, and a catering and commissary kitchen. As Di Bruno Bros. approaches their 80th anniversary, Emilio is creating a cheesesteak using their “infamous” Abbruzze Cheese Spread – a zesty garlic and herb spread with red chile pepper flakes. Named after the region where Danny and Joe Di Bruno were born, the Abbruzze Cheesesteak will reinvent the King of Steaks for one day only.

Di Bruno Bros. and Emilio join the ranks of Marc Vetri, Jose Garces, and Michael Solomonov
who have all shared the grill with Olivieri to support the Spread the Whiz Foundation.

 

 

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‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Milan filmed in South Philly last week for new show

Plenty of South Philly’s restaurants have been the spotlight of TV shows recently, with Wheel of Fortune filming on East Passyunk Avenue, Great American Food Finds featuring the Erace Brothers of Green Aisle, and Ristorante Pesto on the Rachael Ray Show. Now South Philly is the scene for some non-food-related TV filming.

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Cesar Milan and the Throw Away Dogs team at Pat’s.

On Friday, Cesar Milan, better known as the “dog whisperer,” visited with Throw Away Dogs Project and filmed for his new television show in South Philadelphia.

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Pat’s Steaks guest chef series continues with a visit from Jose Garces

Kelp granules, fried mortadella and more ingredients uncharacteristic of the Pat’s Steaks we all know have been showing up in sandwiches at the long-standing East Passyunk Avenue spot.

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Photo of a vegetarian cheesesteak from the first installment of the guest chef series.

Why, do you ask? Pat’s Steaks has been running a guest chef series, serving vegetarian “cheesesteaks” from Sally Eisenberg and Italian Cubano-like sandwiches from Marc Vetri. Next up in the guest chef series is Jose Garces, known for restaurants like Amada and Garces Trading Company.

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Order it wit fried mortadella: Marc Vetri guest chefs for Pat’s on Thursday

In case you didn’t get a chance to order your cheesesteak wit kelp granules at the first of Pat’s King of Steaks’ new guest chef series, here’s another chance to try something new and unexpected from the 85-year-old establishment.

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Photo of the “cheesteak” from the first installment of the guest chef series.

Up this time is Marc Vetri, who will be working with Frank Olivieri to create an Italian Cubano-like sandwich on Thursday, January 21.

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