This Wednesday, Philadelphians will have a lot to celebrate. March 24 marks National Cheesesteak Day and National Cocktail Day, and there is plenty to munch and sip on in the City of Brotherly Love.
Marino Brother’s Cheesesteaks at The Bourse
You can pick up a variety of items at Old City’s artisanal food hall, but this Wednesday, there is an especially big reason to head to Marino Brothers. The vendor’s menu includes rib-eye steaks with choices ranging from cheese and onions, to The Works with mushrooms, onions, and sweet peppers, Pizza Steaks, Cheesesteak Hoagies, and Breakfast Cheesesteaks with eggs and onions as well.
111 S. Independence Mall E., theboursephilly.com
MilkBoy South Street
The second location of the popular Philadelphia-born brand, which spans from bites and music located in Center City, is offering their take on a veggie-friendly cheesesteak, dubbed the “Caulisteak,” made up of American cheese, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic aioli and of course, cauliflower, available at both locations. For meat lovers, diners can enjoy a Chicken Cheesesteak consisting of “Tommy Sauce,” with or without onions, and choice of beer cheese and American or provolone cheese. This particular sandwich will be available only at MilkBoy South Street. However, patrons will have more than one reason to check out the eatery located across the street from Jim’s Cheesesteaks. MilkBoy has transformed their 4th and South location into a roofed streetery dubbed ‘Rock Salt’ that is chock full of cocktails such as the Pharmacist, made up of bourbon, pineapple, and honey, a classic Moscow Mule, made up of vodka, ginger syrup, and lime, and variations of Old Fashioneds.
4th and South streets, milkboysouthstreet.com
According to a release, the locally grown group of breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, has executed a meat-less, dairy-free take on the iconic sandwich with their Veggie Philly Cheesesteak made up of marinated seitan, sautéed onions and long hots, served with vegan cheese on a Sarcone’s roll, available at all open Sabrina’s locations.
Various locations, sabrinascafe.com
East Passyunk Avenue
Hungry and thirsty Philadelphians can head to the South Philly neighborhood of East Passyunk to check out what they have to offer for both National Cheesesteak Day and National Cocktail Day. With 150 businesses, Philadelphians will have plenty of choices to choose from libation-wise. The most popular choices range from various restaurants and bars such as seasonal whiskey cocktails from Manatawny Still Works, classic and flavored margaritas by the glass or pitcher from Cantina Los Caballitos, and upscale spirits-focused craft drinks from Stateside. As for the cheesy side of the day, the long-running Pat’s and Geno’s will both be open for business.
Art in the Age
The unique tasting room and home bar supply store in Old City has a few different options to enjoy for National Cocktail Day. First, AITA has a line of spirits that integrate ingredients from Pennsylvania history that everyone of age can enjoy to-go or at the newly expanded outdoor tasting garden. Guests can stop by for a craft bottled cocktail or tasting flight or indulge in the venue’s new promotion that started early this year, Cozy Hour. During Cozy Hour imbibers are invited to stop by for $2 off all Art in the Age specially-crafted bottled cocktails, as well as $1 off all local craft beers – and, guests looking to take home a bottle or two can peruse the vast array of spirits, barware, and other specialty ingredients from the likes of Art in the Age, sister distillery Tamworth Distilling located in Tamworth, New Hampshire, and affiliate New Liberty Distilling.
116 N. 3rd St., artintheage.com
The Twisted Tail
According to a release, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square will be offering an assortment of their craft cocktails such as the Champagne Pop, made up of lemon or strawberry popsicle with champagne; the Black Cherry Gimlet, consisting of black cherry vodka, vanilla, lime, and marasca cherry; and signature Mint Julep, with Maker’s Mark, mint, and sugar. Philadelphians can head to the hotspot for both indoor and outdoor seating.
509 S. 2nd St., thetwistedtail.com