TODAY ONLY – Chef Jose Garces Wants to Make You One Badass Cheesesteak


Philadelphia actually has a good number of restaurants to chose from that are conceived or operated by a number of Iron Chefs including Bobby’s Burger Palace, Morimoto, and the various spots by Philadelphia’s own Jose Garces. Beyond the initial novelty of being able to say that you ate food from an Iron Chef, Jose Garces has never failed to impress me with his creative takes on classic dishes and the sheer range of styles that he’s been able to take under his culinary portfolio.

That’s why I was excited to find out that for today only, between 1 PM and 3 PM, Garces will be participating in the guest chef series by Pat’s King of Steaks in South Philly and selling now signature “JG Cheesesteak” to promote his Think Local, Give Local benefit this Friday at the Loews Hotel.

Update: Chef Jose Garces has posted a picture of the beautiful steak via Instagram. You can see it below:

garces steak

Via @ChefJoseGarces on Instagram

The cheesesteak itself will be nothing less than an umami lovers wet dream with provolone fondue, To-jo wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, and black truffle atop Pat’s rib eye steak and roll. Along with eating a one-of-a-kind cheesesteak that’ll only be $10, one lucky customer who comes to today’s event will get two tickets to the Garces Foundation’s Think Local, Give Local event this Friday which will benefit Philadelphia’s local immigrant population with various health and social resources. You can find out more about The Garces Foundation and their efforts to assist the Philadelphia immigrant community here.

The Garces Foundation’s Think Local, Give Local benefit will be this Friday, March 18th, at the Loews Hotel located at 1200 Market Street from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. The event will include an enormouse amount Philadelphia’s best chefs from both inside and out of the Garces collection including chefs from Cheu Noodle Bar,  Brauhaus Shmidtz, The Fat Ham, Sbraga, and Village Whiskey (be sure to seek me out as well as I’ll be eating everything in sight).

UPDATE: You can see a list of participating chefs/restaurants below:

Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel

Alla Spina, Jeff Michaud

Amada, Nate Johnson

Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins

Bing Bing Dim Sum / Cheu Noodle Bar, Ian Boothman

Bistrot La Minette/La Peg, Peter Woolsey/Kenneth Bush

Blackfish, Chip Roman

Brauhaus Schmitz / Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen

Buena Onda

Dim Sum Garden, Shizhou Da

Distrito, Maria Schmidt

Distrito Moorestown, Aedo Rufino

Double Knot, Greg Brandberg

Ela, Jason Cichonski

El Poquito, Andrew Sabin

The Farm and Fisherman, Josh Lawler

Fork, John Patterson

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Chad Williams

Garces Trading Company, Mike Jenkins

Hungry Pigeon, Scott Schroeder & Pat O’Malley

JG Domestic, Mike O’Meara

Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides

Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace

Lacroix, Jon Cichon

Laurel, Nicholas Elmi

Morimoto, Ben Dayag

The Olde Bar, Natalie Maronski

Rural Society Chicago, Cory Morris

Rural Society DC, Louis Goral

Sbraga/The Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga

Tinto/ Village Whiskey, Guillermo Pozos

Townsend/A Mano, Townsend Wentz

Vedge/V Street, Rich Landau

Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick

Volvér, Dave Conn

Will BYOB, Chris Kearse

Zeppoli, Joey Baldino

If for some reason you don’t know (and why wouldn’t you?), Pat’s King of Steaks is located at 1301 East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly.


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