The first version of the Philadelphia cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s by brothers Pat and Harry Olivieri, who owned a hot dog stand in South Philly. Since then, the popularity of the sandwich increased and has become a national favorite. Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are made from thinly slic ... More >>
Mark Janbou, co-owner of Philly's Famous Steaks & Hoagies in Chandler, says his partner, 60-year-old Philadelphia-born Mark Blaing, has been making Philly cheesesteak sandwiches since he was 17 years old. "He opened the place in 2002 and wanted to sell us the business in 2007," Janbou tells me. "B ... More >>
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This is part two of our interview with MJ Coe, the bread and butter behind MJ Bread and creative genius behind the wood-fired creations at Federal Pizza. To find out the weirdest thing that MJ ate (or rather, couldn't eat) and where his hatred of Cupcake Wars stems from, check out part one of the in ... More >>
1999 was a weird year. That June, George W. Bush announced his candidacy for President, people were partying like it was the year in question, and a prevalent fear of the Y2K bug spread like Ebola fever. Muse also released their debut album, Showbiz, instantly drawing comparisons to their British co ... More >>
Pity the Americana singer/songwriter. No matter how in vogue the genre may be (looking at you Mumfords, with a sidewise glare at The Lumineers), it's tough to stand out among the selvedge denim-wearing crowd. Tattoos? Everyone's got 'em. Suspenders? Grab 'em at Target. Punk past? Who doesn't have a ... More >>
Thanks to Philadelphia restaurateurs Pat and Harry Olivieri, hungry meat lovers have been enjoying what is now known as the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich since the 1930s. The original sandwich was lacking the crucial "cheese" component, but that was remedied later with the addition of mild provolone ( ... More >>
There's typically a line out the door at the Philadelphia Sandwich Company in Scottsdale on weekend nights, as the dozens of Old Town clubgoers flock to the tiny 24-7 joint for a post-2 a.m. nosh on cheesesteaks, chicken parm sammies, and hoagies.By the time Cinco de Mayo rolls around, however, t ... More >>
The 3-B: bacon, blue cheese, and Joe's Real BBQ sauceDon't panic, hot dog lovers. You have all month to enjoy ten different varieties of specialty hot dogs that Joe's Farm Grill is rolling out today.The hip Gilbert hangout started its "Dog Days of Summer" menu last year with a rotating lineup of ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaPaul McCartney performing at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.After nearly a half century in the spotlight, it's surprising to see Paul McCartney do much of anything new. How about two new things in a single night, as McCartney did while kicking off his Up and Coming Tour with a stellar ... More >>
By Jay Bennett Dropping big bucks on dinner is great, but how often do you really treat yourself to a classy meal? When you’re not eating at home (admit it: seems you hardly ever do that anymore), it’s all about finding the best eats for those few bills left in your wallet. On this blog, I’ ... More >>
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