Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure Open Invitation to join me on my Drive to 1,000 different cheesesteaks eaten in the last 4 years.

1,000 different cheesesteaks eaten in the last four years.

I hope to add that to my resume by the end of 2021.   Was eating 1,000 different cheesesteaks always a goal for me?  No.  Four years ago eating different cheesesteaks was something fun for me and my new best friend to do.  I got caught up in Philadelphia’s passion for cheesesteaks and here we are, 915 different cheesesteaks eaten in the last four years.

My name is Jim Pappas and I began my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure on May 16, 2018.  Prior to the adventure I had lived by the ‘life checklist.’  Be a good little Hulkster, graduate from college, get a job, get married, have a baby, buy a house, have another baby, buy a bigger house, spend Saturday morning at the recreational fields watching my kids play whatever sport was in season, join Disney Vacation Club, send kids to college, retire.  Retire?? rut ro.  I was 50 yrs old when my younger daughter left for college.  50 yrs old to retirement is a long time to fill without a checklist.  I wanted to do something fun and creative while I waited for retirement.  My wife didn’t like that plan so we separated.  

While looking for something fun and creative to do I met my new best friend.  Claymont Steaks has a special place in each of our hearts for different reasons.  We decided we would go and try different cheesesteaks.  I ride-share drive.  When I asked my riders about cheesesteaks their passion came flying out of my backseat.  They weren’t passionate about a roll, meat and cheese.  They were passionate about the people they ate their cheesesteaks with and the place they ate their cheesesteaks at.   Everyone that has gone on my philadelphia cheesesteak adventure with me has enjoyed meeting the people behind the cheesesteaks and sharing cheesesteak stories.  Everyone that has eaten 2 or more cheesesteaks with me can’t believe how different each cheesesteak is.