The last surviving inventor of the Philly cheesesteak has died. Harry Olivieri and his brother Pat were credited with inventing the sandwich of grilled sliced meat and grilled onions at their south Philadelphia hot dog stand in 1933. Cheez Wiz and pizza sauce came along later.
The Associated Press reports Harry Olivieri died of heart failure Thursday in Atlantic City. Pat Olivieri died in 1970.
If you and your arteries are of a mind to honor Harry and Pat, here are some fine Philly cheesesteaks in the South Sound. Some I've written about previously. Some are new to the list.
Philly Joe's, 5640 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253-472-5637
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Clubside Café, 406 Fourth Ave., Olympia, 360-352-7565
Fish House Café, 1814 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, 253-383-7144
Ravenous, 785 Broadway, Tacoma, 253-572-6374
Uncle Thurm's Soul Food, 3709 S. G St., Tacoma, 253-475-1881
DelBrocco's Pizza, Steak & Hoagie, 3908 6th Ave., Tacoma, 253-756-7445