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Pennsylvania: Philly Cheesesteaks

Philly cheesesteaks, the icon of Philadelphia, consist of a long, crunchy roll filled with thin slices of rib-eye beef and melted cheese, typically Cheez Whiz, but provolone and American are also common choices. They were invented by hot dog vendor Pat Olivieri in 1930. Rumor has it that Pat decided to cook up beef instead of hot dogs one day, and the aroma in the air sent the crowd flocking to try out the new sandwich.

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