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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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Sonic Adds Footlong Philly Cheesesteaks To Their Menu For A Limited Time

Subway has long been the standard for the footlong sandwich. Even with the passing of the $5 Footlong deal and the fact that their bread doesn’t always measure up, the sandwich giant is known for price and size with its subs.

They just got a cheaper and heftier rival in the sandwich space, though, as Sonic Drive-In just unveiled Footlong Cheesesteaks at a price that tops anything that Subway’s got.

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Priced at $3.99 each, Sonic’s cheesesteaks come in at a dollar less than the iconic Subway sandwich deal. They’re available in two forms: the Classic, with grilled steak, onions, and cheese sauce, and the Spicy, which adds on Baja sauce and sliced jalapenos.

Few other fast food chains have a similar item on the menu, with Jack in the Box having sold one for $4.99 and Arby’s carrying one for just over $5. Subway also has the option available, but not as a $5 footlong, making it quite more expensive than Jack and Arby’s, and Sonic’s cheesesteak is a bargain at its significantly lower price.

Sonic’s cheesesteaks are a limited-time offer, but given their price and the ubiquitous popularity of the Philly cheesesteak, there’s always the possibility for it to stick around for longer than anticipated.

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ESPN Gets Roasted For Their Weak Philly Cheesesteak Recipe Video

This weekend, ESPN tried to be Foodbeast and posted a recipe video for their version of a Philly cheesesteak.

While it seemed like a standard recipe video with the proper requisites (shot from above, with generic background music, sped up hands throwing in ingredients), Philadelphians jumped in and completely dragged ESPN.

The primary folks on social media bashing the video reasoned that it did not seem to fit the criteria of what they felt was a tried and true cheesesteak.

Bleacher Report’s Max Rappaport kind of fanned the flames by saying, “Are those vegetables? What the fuck kind of cheesesteaks are these?” Things took off from there, as not many were amused by ESPN’s 45 second venture into the food world.

Someone on Facebook even commented “…are you nuts putting Kraft cheese slices mixing it with provolone. You ask for that at any steak place in Philly, they’d stab ya and leave your bloody carcass in the alley behind the steak place.”

It was a nice try, and it made sense because the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to play on Monday Night Football, but like Lavar Ball has said in the past, “Stay in your lane.”

I will not claim to be a Philly cheesesteak expert, but it sounds like ESPN did not do it justice. Check out some of the hottest burns below:

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The Top 10 Regional Sandwiches From Across The USA

While we all may think of “American food” as a massive melting pot of cultures and plates of fried delights or fast food that can be found across the entire country, we have to remember how big the United States truly is. Different parts of the United States, from the beaches of New England to New Orleans’ bustling Bourbon Street and the greater Los Angeles area, have sandwiches that they are proud to call their own.

While we may see variations on these sandwiches all across the USA, each region claims that their sandwich invention is the greatest. It’s time to see whose grub really lives up to that claim and who’s on-the-go meal between two slices of bread really is the best sandwich in the nation.

10. Dutch Crunch (San Francisco Bay Area)

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Also known as tiger bread, this loaf is the defining sandwich bread for Northern California sandwiches. Originally from the Netherlands, Dutch Crunch was already locally famous before Ike Shehadeh’s sandwich empire gave it more national attention. The extra crunch makes it perfect for sandwiches of all sizes and flavors, especially at iconic Bay Area sandwich spots like Village Cheese House nearby Stanford University and the East Bay’s Genova Deli. It’s hard to find a bread better suited for sandwiches than Dutch Crunch, and the sandwiches build to honor it are a strong testament to that.

9. Philly Cheesesteak (Philadelphia)

We all know this sandwich. A massive, long hoagie roll, thinly sliced beef, optional grilled onions, and either thinly sliced Provolone or Cheese Whiz make up this Philly lunch staple. Many restaurants around the country have brought the Philly Cheesesteak to the national masses, but let’s be real: you can’t beat the real deal. Philly Cheesesteak icons like Jim’s, Sonny’s, and Phillip’s are some of the timeless classics location to get your legit cheesesteak fix.

8. Deli Pastrami Sandwich (New York)

New York Pastrami is in the upper echelon of fine deli meats, especially if you go to iconic spots like Katz’s Deli. The sandwich it belongs in is simple but perfect: succulent New York-style pastrami, fresh rye bread, and a touch of mustard. No fuss and all flavor is the name for this top-notch sandwich, and is a must-try whenever you head over to the Big Apple.

7. Italian Beef Sandwich (Chicago)

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This legendary sandwich is one of the most scrumptious creations to have come out of Chicago and the surrounding area. Slow-roasted beef with Italian spices is already a winner on its own, and the addition of the hot, pickly relish known as giardiniera just takes the sandwich to the next level. If you find yourself in the area, make sure to go to Al’s Italian Beef or Tony’s for some of the best Italian beef in town.

6. Muffaletta (New Orleans)

Muffuletta Monday

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There’s something about this fully-loaded sandwich that makes you feel like a boss when you eat it. Maybe it’s the monstrous amount of Italian cold cuts piled on, or the tangy and fresh olive salad that balances out the whole meal. Or maybe it’s just how the name “muffaletta” rolls off the tongue. Whatever it may be, when you’re in NOLA, make sure to hit up Napoleon House, Parran’s, or Central Grocery and Deli for one of the most gangster sandwich experiences you’ll have in the entire USA.

5. Lobster Roll (New England)

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Lobster rolls are easily gonna be the most expensive sandwich on this list because of how pricey lobster is. It’s really hard to find a good one outside of New England, where basically all of our lobster is sourced. But something about the combo of sweet, juicy lobster meat with a hot buttered bun makes an authentic New England lobster roll experience unforgettable. Whether you prefer your lobster roll hot or cold, places like The Clam Shack, The Knack, and Five Islands are spots to mark down for some of the best crustacean sandwiches in the country.

4. Philly Roast Pork Sandwich (Philadelphia)

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Sorry, Philly Cheesesteak, but you got nothing on what is truly the best sandwich in the City of Brotherly Love. The roast pork sandwich is just as simple as its more famous cousin, with only three necessary ingredients: roast pork, sharp provolone, and broccoli rabe. That combination, especially when ordered at places like John’s Roast Pork or Dinic’s that have mastered the craft of constructing one, is so mouthgasmic that you’ll trade in the cheesesteak for one almost immediately.

3. Cubano Sandwich (Miami)

Cubanos are probably the hottest sandwich in the nation right now, as you can head to sandwich spots or pubs across the country and find this Miami staple in just about any of them. Sarussi, Versailles, and Las Olas Cafe are some of the classic spots that have perfected this combo of roast pork, ham, swiss, mustard, and pickles. If you’re looking for the originators and the masters of the Cubano sandwich craze, I’d definitely start there.

2. French Dip Sandwich (Los Angeles)

SoCal’s legendary sandwich has already swept across the entire nation since the French Dip’s inception, and it’s very easy to see why. Philippe’s and Cole’s feud over who really invented it, but it’s safe to say that both have perfected the straightforward but heavenly combo of meat, bread, and jus that everyone’s fallen in love with. The addition of the beef jus provides the Dip with a burst of umami and meaty flavors that no other sandwich in the country can achieve. The French Dip is arguably one of America’s greatest contributions to the world of sandwiches, and we have the City of Angels to thank for it.

1. Po’ Boy (New Orleans)

As great as every other sandwich on this list has been, none is more iconic or delicious than the New Orleans Po’ Boy. Named after the strikers this sandwich was invented to feed, what makes this sandwich so special is the bread, which has to come from either Leidenheimer’s or Riesling’s French bakeries for your meal to be a true Po’ Boy. Beyond that, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and remoulade are the perfect complement to your protein of choice, from some of the freshest oysters in the US to the most decadent pot roast. The rich history, truly amazing bread, and the amazing flavors put into it by Mahony’s, Parasol’s, Mother’s, and more make this sandwich the best in all of the United States. We salute you, Po’ Boy. No sandwich is more worthy of this title than you are.

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Test Your Cheese Pull Limits With This Philly Mac N’ Cheesesteak Melt

Prepare your lactose pills and whet your appetites, ’cause this sandwich is cheesier than a Jim Carrey movie.

Elbows Mac N Cheese in Southern Calfornia is conjuring up a wicked concoction known as the Philly Mac N’ Cheesesteak Melt. Captured by popular food Instagram account  @dailyfoodfeed, the video showcasing the construction of this monstrosity puts the sheer enormity of this meal on full display.

Getting a dope Philly Cheesesteak with mountains of Provolone and American cheese is enough for any Foodbeast to be content with. Add in an entire deep-fried brick of Mac N Cheese, and we’re all gonna be throwing in the towel trying to take down this bad boy.

With all that deliciousness inside, however, the cheese-induced comas we’ll be suffering upon consumption of the Philly Mac N’ Cheesesteak Melt are gonna be totally worth it.

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6 Unexpected Recipes That Use PBR, From Sushi To Sandwiches [WATCH]

We now have six more reasons to place PBR at the top of the grocery list.

For context, we challenged six of our favorite guys known for creating obscenely delicious eats, and asked them to create some more obscenely delicious eats using the golden good stuff PBR—just because we can, and just because we should. (Ask not what PBR can do for you, but what you can do for PBR, right? Something like that.)

Needless to say, our guys delivered, and consequently, history has been made. After all, we’re talking about some of the best. Tym “McBurger Chips” Bussanich. Sushi-making legend Davy Devaux. The Vulgar Fucking Chef, for cheddar’s sake.

PBR pretzel bites, sushi, bacon mac, PABST BLUE REUBEN—this is what happens when you mix fire with fire. You might as well just consider and accept these as your grocery list. Here are six reasons why you need to restock your fridge with PBR immediately:


PBR Philly Cheese Steak Fingers

Tym Bussanich’s genius idea of combining steak marinated in PBR with green peppers, onions, and melted American cheese, all within the cracks of a warm loaf of bread (I like to think of these as sandwich fries). Happiness is just a finger away, y’all.


PBR Bacon Mac and Cheese

This recipe from the Simple Cooking Channel is the ultimate comfort food after a long day wherever: PBR. Bacon. Mac. Cheese. All can be united so effortlessly, it’s almost too good too be true. That’s the joy of Simple Cooking.


Pabst Blue Reuben

An entire sandwich, dunked and fried in PBR batter, and graced with a punderfully appropriate title. We’d be lost without this treasure from Dude Foods.


PBR Tempura Sushi

For many of us, it’s difficult enough making basic sushi. Davy of Make Sushi not only recreated the PBR logo in this PBR-battered roll, but to do so, he imagined the first ever naturally blue rice by using ultra rare butterfly pea flower tea.   


PBR Cheddar Nuggets (in a PBR Can)

The idea of PBR in a PBR can is nice. The idea of PBR Cheddar Nuggets in a PBR can is also nice. Vulgar Chef’s taking things to a whole new level with these cheddar nuggets fried in PBR batter, which he keenly serves in their own can along with a creamy bacon cheese sauce for dunkin’. Dipping cheese into more cheese—that’s what America’s all about.


PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites

Cheesy, salty, and a lil’ spicy—said it before and I’ll say it again, these are the perfect anytime anywhere snack. Seeing a movie tonight? Maybe you pop into your kitchen for a bit beforehand. Maybe you make a couple batches… a couple dozen batches. Maybe you discreetly tuck ‘em into your pockets/purse/mouth and sneak ‘em into the theater with you for a lil’ snack during the show. Maybe you just had the best movie experience EVER.

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How To Make PBR Marinated Cheesesteak Bread

PBR Philly Cheesesteak Pull Apart Bread Fries. Say it with me now: PBR Philly Cheesesteak Pull Apart Bread Fries. There’s an unspoken rule that any dish with over 10 syllables in the name is a guaranteed winner, and this recent masterpiece from Tym Bussanich is no exception. Though to make things easier on ourselves, we’re going to call these PBR Philly Cheese Steak “Fingers.”

For context, this is the dude who cut up a Mickey D’s cheeseburger into strips, deep fried them, and made “cheeseburger chips”; the man who made the national evening news by topping a pizza with White Castle burgers. Now, he’s marinating meat with PBR…and we CAN’T. LOOK. AWAY.

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Skirt steak marinated in PBR, salt and pepper, sliced thin and grilled with bell peppers and onions? Which are then stuffed in between sliced bread squares and cheese to be baked and served?!

Just like the cheese in the last image in Tym’s how-to video, I’m meltiiiiiiiiiiing. And you should be too. Get even more ooey gooey with his recipe, provided below.

 

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This California Restaurant Has Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

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No, you didn’t read the headline wrong. Yes, this restaurant does serve philly cheesesteaks egg rolls. Del Frisco’s Grille, recently held a soft opening in Irvine, Calif. this week. Located in the Irvine Spectrum (Orange County’s Tweenage Mecca), the new eatery is an extension of the Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.

The place doesn’t quite have that fine-dining feel. In fact, Del Frisco’s teeters on the edge of casual and dressy where one could eat comfortably in either a suit or shorts. Not sure what to make of it yet, but hey at least the food’s good. Also, there’s booze.

Though at the end of the day, do you really want to read some jerk’s opinion, or look at yummy photographs. Thought so.

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Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

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Made with beef and cheese, it has the consistency of a philly cheesesteak with the crunch of an egg roll. The egg rolls are served with a sweet & spicy chili sauce and honey mustard. Not mad about this at all. In fact, we’re surprised not many places have tried this union before. Solid combo. $13

Ahi Tacos

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Tuna tartare served with avocado and a spicy citrus mayo sauce. The tacos are served with crispy fried wonton taco shells. A pretty light entry to the appetizer menu compared to the cheesesteak egg rolls. Maybe that’s why there’s four. $17.50

Crabcake Benedict

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The crabcake benedict, poached eggs, toasted Focaccia, with a crab cake patty that’s pretty generous on the crab. Served with a cajun lobster sauce and garnished with a pair of asparagus spears. Savory and sweet in all the right places, it’s definitely a spin on the popular brunch item we’ve never seen before. Plus that yolk, though. Brunch item only. $17

Prime New York Strip

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A 16-oz New York strip that seasoned with a dope rub and grilled gingerly. I won’t say much more, but this photo will speak for itself. It’s served with potatoes or something, I forget just looking at this beast. $43

The Adult Milkshake

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What makes an adult milkshake, adult? No, it’s not the cherries made to look like bewbs. It’s the Nocello Walnut Liqueur, Creme de Cacao Chocolate Liqueur and vanilla ice cream. Yum. N/A

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