Pat’s King of Steaks: A Review

Pat's Philly Cheesesteak

Where: Pat’s King of Steaks (1237 Passyunk Ave, Philly)
What: Cheesesteaks
Cost: $10 per person
Number of People: 5
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Adam and I are in Philadelphia for Passover and its tradition to go to Pat’s for Passover. As long as you’re not eating Kosher, of course. I was leery about cheesesteaks because traditionally they’re made with Cheese Wiz and my experience with Cheese Wiz has never been good. But I was definitely moved to team Cheese Wiz. We walked up and the line was ridiculous but it only took about 15 minutes. We realized why when we got there and they were practically throwing cheesesteaks at us. We ordered and two seconds later we had a cheesesteak. It was stressful but we soon didn’t care because we were chowing down on amazing cheesesteaks. Cheap bread, cheap meat, cheap cheese with some onions and mushrooms turned out to be a delicious meal. Fast food at its best!

A few things you need to know. They only take cash and you definitely want to have your money ready. There are specific ways to order. To get a mushroom cheesesteak with wiz and onions you would say mushroom cheese wiz wit. Wit-out for no onions, mushroom pepper cheese to add sweet peppers and of course you can add different kinds of cheese but that’s sacrilegious.

If you’re in Philly you should definitely head to Pat’s.


Espresso Steak with Pasta

Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Pasta

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: About 20 minutes


2 lbs steak (Thin-cut Rib Eye shown)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 box Angel Hair Capallini pasta (or noodle of your choice)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
8 oz. Baby Portabella mushrooms, sliced
3 tbs espresso rub
5-6 sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup red wine (Recommend Marsala)
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbs butter
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