Search Box

National Cheesesteak Day

 National Cheesesteak Day

National Cheesesteak Day is a fun food holiday celebrated on March 24th each year, dedicated to honoring the iconic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich. This delicious sandwich typically consists of thinly sliced beef, melted cheese (usually Cheez Whiz, provolone, or American cheese), and sometimes onions, all served on a long hoagie roll.

Close up of cheesesteak sandwich
Close up of cheesesteak sandwich(Getty Images)

The origins of the cheesesteak date back to the early 20th century in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Legend has it that the sandwich was first created by Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor, who decided to grill some beef and put it on an Italian roll. As the story goes, a cab driver caught a whiff of the delicious aroma and requested a steak sandwich with onions. Thus, the cheesesteak was born.

Steak and cheese sub sandwich ready to eat with chips
Steak and cheese sub sandwich ready to eat with chips(Getty Images)

National Cheesesteak Day celebrates this beloved sandwich, which has become a cultural icon not only in Philadelphia but also across the United States and beyond. It's a day for cheesesteak enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite variations of the sandwich, whether they prefer it "wit" (with onions) or "witout" (without onions), with their choice of cheese and additional toppings like peppers or mushrooms.

Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwich on a baguette
Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwich on a baguette(Getty Images)

Restaurants and eateries often join in the celebration by offering special deals and promotions on cheesesteak sandwiches. People also take to social media to share photos of their cheesesteak creations and express their love for this tasty comfort food.

Whether enjoyed at a local cheesesteak joint in Philadelphia or homemade in kitchens around the world, National Cheesesteak Day is all about savoring the flavors and celebrating the culinary heritage of this iconic sandwich. So, grab a cheesesteak, take a bite, and join in the delicious festivities!

Next Post Previous Post
No Comment
Add Comment
comment url