Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day, today, March 24, in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is synonymous with cheesesteaks and has a rich history with the meat-and-cheese-lovers sandwich to prove it. Take a bite into the city and a cheesesteak just in time for the citywide celebration.
As legend has it, in 1930, South Philadelphia hot-dog vendor Pat Olivieri put beef on the grill, enticing locals and cabdrivers looking for the new steak sandwich. The idea grew into a crusty bun filled with sautéed steak and, voila, Pat’s King of Steaks was established on Passyunk Avenue.
As Pat’s popularity grew, so did its friendly competition with Geno’s Steaks. The establishment opened up shop right across the street in 1966 and claims to be the inventor of the melted cheese portion of the story, but it doesn’t really matter who started what when flavor is involved. Stop by the historic corner, try one of each and let the rivalry continue.
While in South Philly, stop by Tony Luke’s for a cheesesteak and fries. The Philly favorite is famous for its steaks and boasts quite a following of fans. So much so, they opened a shop in Manama, Bahrain, bringing South Philly abroad.
If you want to stray from the classic and try another city favorite, check out Jim’s Steaks on South Street. With multiple locations, the South Street store is easily the most popular, usually funneling a line of hungry patrons at a time.
Pro tip: Order like a local and come prepared. Know what kind of cheese you want and whether or not you want onions. If you want Provolone with onions, ask for “provolone wit” and if you want Cheez Whiz and without onions, order “whiz witout.”
Heading Northeast, try Steve’s Prince of Steaks for a little more variety. You can break the ordering rules here and feel a little less pressure from the line of Philly locals.
The kids will get a kick out of the amusing atmosphere in each shop, have their fill of cheesesteak and fries and you’ll have a fun Saturday exploring the city.
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.