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Questlove Launches Plant-Based ‘Impossible Cheesesteaks’ Across The U.S.

Impossible Foods, known for its plant-based meat innovations, is getting into the Philly cheesesteak business, and has teamed up with one of Philadelphia’s proudest natives, Questlove.

Questlove, famously known as the drummer for The Legendary Roots Crew — you know, that iconic hip hop group that casually backs up Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show — will debut his cheesesteak at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park on March 28th.

“As a non vegan/vegetarian I still fell in love with @impossiblefoods for several years,” Questlove said in an Instagram post. “And as a Philadelphian….well — I gotta know Cheesesteaks right?”

The Questlove Cheesesteak will consist of Impossible’s 2.0 meat, a “special cheese blend,” peppers and onions, all on an amoroso roll.

The cheese is not specifically vegan, but with the cheesesteak being available in several sports venues, you can always ask for their customization options, especially if you’re trying to make the sandwich cheese-less and vegan.

The musician also said through a press release that they tested the Impossible-based cheesesteak at the annual “Roots Picnic” festival in 2018, and no one could believe it was not actually meat.

 

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While the meat-free cheesesteak will debut in Philly, it will be available at 40 Live Nation venues.

From the Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California, to the Ford Amphitheater in Brooklyn, New York, there will be coast to coast representation of the new plant-based cheesesteak.

There are plans to expand the availability of the Questlove Cheesesteak, but for now, you can catch it at every Phillies home game this season, and the 40 Live Nation Venues listed below:

All Venues With The Questlove Cheesesteak

Ak-Chin Pavilion (Phoenix, AZ)
Alpine Valley Music Theatre (East Troy, WI)
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (Alpharetta, GA)
Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville, TN)
BB&T Pavilion Jersey (Camden, NJ)
Blossom Music Center (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Raleigh, NC)
Concord Pavilion (Concord, CA)
Coral Sky Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
Five Point Amphitheater (Irvine, CA)
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk (Brooklyn, NY)
Glen Helen Amphitheater (San Bernardino, CA)
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park (Tinley Park, IL)
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (Chicago, IL)
Isleta Amphitheater (Albuquerque, NM)
Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, VA)
KeyBank Pavilion (Burgettstown, PA)
Lakewood Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA)
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL)
North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (San Diego. CA)
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (Pelham, AL)
PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
PNC Music Pavilion (Charlotte, NC)
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (Noblesville, IN)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountainview, CA)
The Dos Equis Pavilion (Dallas, TX)
The Gorge (George, WA)
The Met (Philadelphia, PA)
The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Scranton, PA)
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (Irving, TX)
The XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)
Toyota Amphitheater (Wheatland, CA)
USANA Amphitheatre (West Valley City, UT)
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
White River Amphitheatre (Auburn, WA)
Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA)
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9 Wild DineLA Dishes We Need To Sink Our Teeth Into

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We’re smack in the middle of Los Angeles’ acclaimed restaurant week, and for those of you in Southern California through January 25, a bevy of eateries are participating in dineLA. This is an event where participating restaurants craft an exclusive menu, lunch or dinner, that best represents them — just at a fraction of their regular prices.

For those who participate in dineLA for the adventure, and want to venture away from the more traditional dishes you can find at most restaurants, you’re in luck. We discovered nine innovative dishes that have piqued our interests this season.

Check them out below. As with most cases during dineLA week, reservations are highly recommended.


Cracklin’ Beer Can Chicken

 

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Found at A Frame, this Cracklin’ Chicken combines the moistness that comes from beer can chicken with the rich, bold flavors that can only be found at this Hawaiian Soul Food spot. With a beauty like this, it’s no wonder this chicken item has become one of A Frame’s signature dishes.

Croissant Bread Pudding

 

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Made with dulce de leche and vanilla bean gelato, Art’s Table is serving up this sweet rendition of bread pudding made from croissants as part of their dineLA menu. Croissant Bread Pudding checks off a lot of the boxes for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Ribeye Dry Aged In An Environmental Chamber

 

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A dry-aged steak is an experience that beef lover should have once in their life. APL Restaurant is serving a ribeye that’s been dry-aged in the restaurant’s famous 1,000 square foot chamber. Man, imagine the flavor waiting to be unlocked within that steak.

Duck Confit Poutine

 

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The duck confit fries from Belcampo are one of the best fries I’ve had the privilege of trying in Southern California. Belcampo takes them to a new level by throwing in crispy duck leg confit, duck gravy, and white cheddar.

Lobster Tacos

 

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Fans of hard shell tacos can find Blue Plate Oysterette’s Lobster tacos stuffed with Maine lobster, shredded lettuce, jalapeños, and drizzles of a “cheesie” sauce and truffle oil. A huge departure from the hard shell tacos I enjoyed in college, but a welcome one.

Lobster Pizza

 

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There was a time when throwing lobster on a pizza was unheard of, but Cattle and Claw’s took their shot and it looks delicious. This may be the first pizza I wouldn’t dunk in ranch dressing.

Butter Lobster Ramen

 

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The key to a solid bowl of ramen is a rich broth, and Hinoki + The Bird’s Lobster Ramen does not shy away from that. This decadent dish features butter poached lobster swimming in a seafood broth and hand-made ramen noodles.

Longanisa Burger

 

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I haven’t been a fan of longanisa sausage for long, but since trying it, the Filipino ingredient has become too delicious to quit. Ma’am Sir’s Longanisa Burger serves up an entire patty filled with those juicy Filipino flavors. Wonder if I can request a double patty here?

Big Mohawk

 

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Fans of the Impossible Burger will want to check out Mohawk Bend’s Big Mohawk, a meatless play on McDonald’s prolific Big Mac Sandwich. It features two vegan Impossible Meat burger patties, shredded lettuce, vegan American cheese, pickles, onions, and special sauce on a sesame seed bun.