Philadelphia, PA - This isn't your father's cheesesteak calendar. If this is my father's cheesesteak calendar, it would have the same place every month. And that is why we have an emotional attachment to cheesesteaks. When someone says 'Cheesesteak,' I think about my family sitting on the floor of my sister's first apartment, eating cheesesteaks from my dad's favorite place.
2021 Cheesesteak Calendar
The 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar highlights 12 different cheesesteaks. I purposely picked cheesesteak places where you can get a great cheesesteak and save money. PS each month has a coupon.
January - Esterly's Sandwich Shop, Mertztown, PA. The start of a new year! Resolve to be a Cheesesteak Adventurer! Rodney invented the no-grease Cheesesteak. Now his cheesesteaks travel more than most of us. Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt. Everest, Tahiti, Korea.
February - Tony Joe's House of Great Eats, Pottstown, PA. Valentine's Day. Grab that special someone and have a romantic cheesesteak dinner by the fireplace in Tony Joe's magnificently renovated and funkadeliciously decorated house from the early 1800s.
March - McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia, PA. St Patrick's Day has to be celebrated at McGillin's Olde Ale House. Go for the celebration. Stay and go back for the Cheesesteak. Opened in 1860, McGillin's Philadelphia's oldest continuous use Ale House.
April - Peter & Sons Sandwiches, Glassboro, NJ. National Soft Pretzel Month. Who puts their Cheesesteak on my soft pretzel? At Peter and Sons Sandwiches, a soft pretzel is your Cheesesteak's roll. Common sense, genius, or culinary terrorist? All I know is that it tastes darn good!
May - Wilson Secret Sauce BBQ, Upper Darby, PA. Is May the unofficial start to Bar-B-Que season? Doesn't matter; once you have Wilson's Secret Sauce Bar-B-Que, you will be eating Bar-B-Que all year long. The only thing better than Steve's grilling/cooking/smoking/roasting is his and Kelly's work in the community.
June - Meatheadz Cheesesteaks, Lawrence Twp, NJ. Heading down the Shore? Stop on your way and get The Dripping Steak. It changed my life. Two brothers tried different careers before realizing their dad was right, and they are just a couple of meatheadz.
July - Oh Brother, Philadelphia, PA. Happy 4th of July. Our Founding Fathers began their Pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness in Old City. You can begin and end your pursuit of a great cheesesteak in Old City at Oh Brother.
August - Tenderbones Rib Shack, Bear, DE. Take a vacation from small cheesesteaks. Bring extra rolls or friends because Chef Bones' cheesesteaks are overflowing with meat. I take Tupperware for the overflowing meat. It reheats well, and I don't have to share.
September - Leo's Steak Shop, Folcroft, PA. Back to School! Back to Work! Back to great traditional cheesesteaks at Leo's. Leo's, winner of my 1st annual March Cheesesteak Madness, has been serving award-winning cheesesteaks to their loyal customers since 1974.
October - Hog Island Steaks, Phoenixville, PA. Happy Halloween!! Two great area attractions. Pennhurst Haunted Asylum is always a top-rated Halloween attraction. Hog Island Steaks, one of Philadelphia Magazines' Oct 2018, 30 Cheesesteaks to eat before you die.
November - Donkey's Place, Camden, NJ. Anthony Bourdain and the kid from The Goldbergs ABC sitcom describe Donkey's awesomeness much more eloquently than I can. Donkeys and elections; I declare November a cheesesteak month!
December - Charlie's Roast Pork, Philadelphia, PA. The gift that everyone can love, a cheesesteak from Charlie's Roast Pork. Charlie's was my top pick for traditional Cheesesteak in my 20 Cheesesteaks for 2020.
My name is Jim Pappas, and I may be Philadelphia's Cheesesteak Authority. That title was given to me by the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article on Jan 15, 2020. For the second half of my life, I wanted to use my life & business lessons to do something different, creative, and fun. In June 2016, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure. Since then, I have eaten over 730 different cheesesteaks. My Cheesesteak Adventure has landed me on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia, 6 ABC Action News' Big Talkers, 6ABC's Localish, and Stephen Colbert referenced me on The Late Show.
Decorative, Functional, and Money Saving. We all know someone that would cover their walls with pictures of cheesesteaks. Refrigerators look silly without a magnet holding a calendar. Who does not want to save money? Remember, every month has a coupon. The 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar will be the must-have gift this year. It is the perfect gift for friends, in-laws, college students, co-workers, mailman, trash man, teacher, dog walker, cat sitter, and everyone on a budget. Absolutely do not forget that special someone that has moved away from the Philadelphia area and misses their cheesesteaks!
The 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar is available for $20. $1 for each calendar sold will be donated to a Philadelphia-based charity. It can be purchased on Amazon, my website; https://philadelphiacheesesteakadventure.com/product/2021-cheesesteak-calendar/,
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The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure - Hi, my name is Jim Pappas, and I have eaten hundreds of different cheesesteaks in the last year. A year ago, on May 16, 2018, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak. To see more great cheesesteak places, check out my website at The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.