Talk:Harry Olivieri

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Stuff at bottom of the page[edit]

All of this was at the bottom of the page, unformatted etc. It looks like it was part of some work-in-progress. So I moved it here:

Harry Olivieri, who with his brother Pat was credited with inventing the Philly cheesesteak in 1933

Harry and his older brother opened a corner hot dog stand near south Philadelphia's Italian Market in 1930.

Three years later, they made the first version of the sandwich that helped put the city on the street food map. Tired of hot dogs, Pat suggested that Harry go to a store and buy some beef. Harry brought it back, sliced it up and grilled it with some onions. The brothers piled the meat on rolls and were about to dig in when a cab driver arrived for lunch, smelled the meat and onions and demanded one of the sandwiches. Harry sold the cabbie his own sandwich in a transaction the brothers counted as the birth of Pat's King of Steaks. Pat Olivieri died in 1970. Harry's son, Frank, now runs the restaurant

-Zeno Izen 20:45, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

This is pretty much the legend told around Philadelphia, but I'm not sure how much of it is verifiable. There are at least two other individuals claiming to have invented the cheesesteak.Konczewski 01:55, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
I believe that text is what we call a copyvio. You can find the text here, and it is surely verifiable here. -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:10, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know if I can remove the AFD tag, as I'm the one that nominated in the first place but now want to keep the article? I've removed my entry at the AFD log already; will an admin automatically fix this entry? Konczewski 14:25, 25 July 2006 (UTC)