Posted by Foobooz on June 6th, 2013
John Bucci Jr. is back at John’s Roast Pork. Five years ago Bucci faced leukemia and required a bone marrow transfer. Once given a 50/50 chance at survival he’s back at the grill and looking to give back.
This Saturday, June 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. John’s Roast Pork will be holding bone-marrow registry drive and fund-raiser auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registrants get $5 off a sandwich, which is donated to the cause.
Read Craig LaBan’s story in today’s Inquirer on Bucci’s recovery and for details on the Bruschetta Steak as well as Saturday’s fundraiser.
Bucci’s Back [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Best Match Foundation [Official Site]
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Posted by Victor Fiorillo on May 21st, 2013
This morning, a reader sent over a link to “I Found The Best Cheesesteak In Philly In The Last Place I Ever Expected“, an article that ran on Sunday on BusinessInsider.com. The New York-based author, Mandi Woodruff, spent the weekend in Philadelphia eating cheesesteaks and recapped her experience for all the world to see. Read the rest of this entry »
Related: Food, News, $3 Cheesesteaks, Cheap Eats, Cheesesteaks
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Posted by Victor Fiorillo on April 26th, 2013
We just can’t do anything to ditch the “Philadelphia = Cheesesteaks” reputation. Last night on Jeopardy, the category was “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” and the above was the $800 clue. Read the rest of this entry »
Related: Food, Food Nerd News, News, Barclay-Prime, Cheesesteaks, Stephen Starr
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Posted by Victor Fiorillo on April 16th, 2013
If you’ve been dying to know what it would be like to stick a cheesesteak inside of a taco, look no further than Bob & Barbara’s. Read the rest of this entry »
Related: Food, Bob-&-Barbaras, Cheesesteaks, tacos
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Posted by Foobooz on March 28th, 2013
Philadelphia cheesesteak institution, Chink’s Steaks is dropping the controversial name the business has had since it opened in 1949. Joe Groh, who worked at Chink’s for twenty years before purchasing the business in 1999 is rebranding the spot as Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop. Named for the original owner, Sam “Chink” Sherman, the name resonated for the man and not as a slur. But today, Groh says “it is very important to me, my family and the entire staff that we no longer inadvertently alienate anyone in the Philly community. We are very excited to move forward under the new name, Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop.”
The new name also stresses the shop’s devotion to sodas, milkshakes and egg creams, which has been part of the business since its opening. Groh looks at the rebrand as a chance to create his own legacy, one he hopes to pass down to his son Patrick, who has been working at the cheesesteak shop since 2008.
Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop [Official Site]
Related: News, Cheesesteaks, Chinks-Steaks, Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop
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Posted by Jason Sheehan on March 19th, 2013
The opening of a new, neighborhood cheesesteak joint? Not really news.
The opening of a new, neighborhood cheesesteak joint IN FRANCE? Definitely news.
Especially when said cheesesteak joint has been opened by Nadine Kobeitri, daughter of Rene Kobeitri, who owns Rim Cafe in South Philly. And what’s super-weird about this story? Opening a cheesesteak joint in Nice, France isn’t so much breaking new ground for the Kobeitri family. It’s really something like a return…
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Posted by Foobooz on March 15th, 2013
Steve’s Prince of Steaks, a Northeast Philadelphia tradition has opened at 16th and Chestnut Streets in the former home of Krispy Kreme. We dashed out to check out the fast moving line and sample one of their cheesesteaks.
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Related: Food, News, Opening Soon, Center-City-West, Cheesesteaks, Steve's Prince of Steaks
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Posted by Jason Sheehan on March 8th, 2013
It happened about two hours ago, but the new Tony Luke’s at King of Prussia Mall is now open for business (on the first floor, in the food court). And Tony Luke Jr. himself was there to cut the ribbon or scoop the whiz or whatever one does when one is in charge of christening a new cheesesteak joint.
According to the Tony Luke’s website, this newest incarnation of the South Philly original is the 14th Tony Luke’s to open (including one location in Bahrain), and there are three more coming–in Maple Shade, at the Tropicana and at the airport.
Tony Luke’s [Official]
Related: Food, News, Cheesesteaks, King of Prussia Restaurants, Tony-Lukes
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Posted by Foobooz on March 4th, 2013
Rick Oliveri is opening a Rick’s Steaks in Kennett Square. Oliveri has had a bumpy time of it since he was evicted from his stand in the Reading Terminal back in 2008. Oliveri does run stands at Lincoln financial Field and Citizens Bank Park but he has opened and closed Rick’s Steaks locations at the Bellevue and Liberty Place. This newest version of Rick’s will be part of the 10,000 square foot Market at Liberty Place that is opening in April.
Kennett market opens in April [Daily Local News]
Market at Liberty Place [Official Site]
Related: Opening Soon, Cheesesteaks, Chester-County, Kennett Square, Market at Liberty Place, Ricks-Steaks
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Posted by Foobooz on January 10th, 2013
Michael Klein has the scoop on Northeast Philadelphia’s Steve’s Prince of Steaks taking over the former Krispy Kreme at 16th and Chestnut. The Northeast Philadelphia spot is often cited as one of the better cheesesteaks in town and there really isn’t a dedicated cheesesteak spot west of Broad.
No timeframe for the opening.
Steve’s Prince of Steaks to Center City [The Insider]
Steve’s Prince of Steaks [Official Site]
Related: Food Nerd News, Opening Soon, Center-City-West, Cheesesteaks, Krispy Kreme, Steve's Prince of Steaks
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