Hey, remember back a couple weeks ago when the internets melted because LeSean McCoy from the Eagles left a 20-cent tip for a server at PYT?
Remember when the melted internets then exploded and caught fire because Charlie Sheen (yeah, THAT Charlie Sheen) got on Twitter and pledged $1,000 to the stiffed server (#nojudgement)?
Yeah, well now it looks like Topper Harley has come through. The Daily News is reporting that 10 hundred dollar bills and a signed photo were mailed to PYT, in care of server Rob Knelly, and the cash is now resting comfortably in Knelly’s wallet.
No word yet on what he’s doing with the signed picture.
From the Department of the Ridiculous:
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At the Eagles practice facility today, running back LeSean McCoy spoke with media regarding the 20¢ tip he left at PYT earlier this week.
Here are the tweets of some of the assembled media:
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UPDATE: As if this story couldn’t get any sillier, now Charlie Sheen has pledged $1,000 to the dissed PYT server.
We thought that the LeSean McCoy 20-cent tip story would have died down by now, and that we’d all be focusing on some other celebrity mini-scandal. But that is decidedly not the case. Read more »
UPDATE: Actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1,000 to the server dissed by LeSean McCoy.
Somebody please tell Philadelphia Eagles player LeSean McCoy that you are supposed to leave a 20 percent tip at a restaurant. Not 20 cents.
On Monday afternoon, McCoy and three guests visited PYT, the popular burger-and-booze spot in Philadelphia. The group racked up a tab of $61.56, and McCoy charged the bill to his Visa card, leaving a 20-cent tip. That is a .32-percent tip.
PYT owner Tommy Up says that it was absolutely the LeSean McCoy who left the 20-cent tip as opposed to just some random LeSean McCoy leaving a 20-cent tip.
But not everyone on PYT’s Facebook page is being exactly sympathetic to the server or the restaurant.
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The web site CityPASS has created an infographic of the fifteen most outrageous foods in America. And in what must be a point of pride, three of the dishes are from Philadelphia.
PYT, which is the brightest lightbulb for list making moths that there is, makes the infographic for its “Sarancha Burger,” a burger doused in a combo of Sriracha, Ranch and Salsa. Varga Bar’s crab fries, that actually come with crab, also make the list. And thirdly, a food so outrageous it requires two stops, the Philadelphia Taco. The Philadelphia or sometimes, South Street Taco starts with a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak that is then wrapped with a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza around it.
15 of America’s Most Outrageous Foods [CityPASS]
When I interviewed Tommy Up recently for the back page of Philadelphia magazine’s April edition, he told me that his Fishtown tiki bar The Yachtsman would open around April 15th. Well last week came and went without any sign of The Yachtsman, and now we know why: the project has run out of money. Read more »
Tommy Up is expanding his PYT joint to New York and D.C., and this month debuts a Fishtown tiki bar. The 42-year-old talks Jay Z, Japanese-mafia tattoos, and the best beef in Philadelphia. (Shocker: It’s not his.)
One of Us: Burger Guru Tommy Up [Philadelphia Magazine]
We all know what a turkey burger is. This isn’t a turkey burger. This is PYT’s Thanksgiving Dinner Burger. For the fourth year the Northern Liberties extreme burger joint will be serving up this monster:
We start with a deep fried turkey leg meat patty, topped with homemade mashed potatoes, bacon stuffing and cranberry spread…with a side of hot turkey gravy to pour on as desired.
The PYT TDB is available for a limited time.
PYT Thanksgiving Dinner Burger [Facebook]