Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure

My Quest for the Ultimate Cheesesteak

I began my quest for the ultimate Cheesesteak on May 16, 2018.  Since then

I have eaten 800 Cheesesteaks

to the right is a spreadsheet with every place that I have eaten an official Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure Cheesesteak.


Click on me and the spreadsheet will open in a new tab.

Someday soon you will see it here.

Decorative, Functional, Money Saving

and the must-have gift of this holiday season!!

I made the 2021 Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure calendar because we have an emotional attachment to cheesesteaks.  When I talk to people about cheesesteaks I hear about family, friends, teammates and ‘my dad’s’ favorite place.  Cheesesteaks are much more than a roll, meat and cheese.  Also, each cheesesteak place has a special connection with the community they serve.  The 2021 Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure Calendar highlights a different cheesesteak each month.  There is a coupon for the highlighted cheesesteak place.  I purposely avoided the big name touristy cheesesteaks.  I picked 12 cheesesteaks that have a unique quality, great story, connection to their month and represent the cheesesteak community well.  For example, March and McGillin’s Olde Ale House.  You can celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a cheesesteak and draft in Philadelphia’s oldest continuous use pub.  Opened in 1860, Abe Lincoln was president.  The 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar does a great job of celebrating the different and unique cheesesteaks our area has to offer.


20 Cheesesteaks you should eat in 2020

On May 16, 2018 I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak.  At the beginning of 2020 I had eaten 500 different cheesteaks  

Yes, 500 different cheesesteaks in the 20 months.  They have all been in this region, far west as Reading, North to Princeton and South to Bear, DE.  I was heckled twice and threatened to be sued once (by a day drinking patron). What has surprised me the most is that just about everyone I have come in contact with is uninterested in the man taking selfies with and/or video of his cheesesteak. 

I like watching better than reading.  Please enjoy the video.

What you will find on the pages on my website

My Daily Cheesesteak blog

Here is you’ll find me eating my most recent cheesesteak. 

Sophie’s BBQ – 87

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure at Sophie's BBQ, 64 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA.  Scored 87/100. 962nd different cheesesteak in the last four years. A whole table of guest eaters and KP class of 1986 micro reunion.  Donnie Dombrowski and his tribe...

News & Events

Occasionally I get invited places and you can find videos of my travels here.

Open Invitation

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...

Dos Amigos

Two friends travel the region eating and comparing cheesesteaks.  Insightful and occasionally entertaining.

Johnnie’s Italian Specialities – 85

Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure at Johnnie's Italian Specialities on the corner of 12 & Wolf St in Philadelphia, PA. Maybe my expectations were too high. I can't deduct points for the oregano on The Cheesesteak especially since I ordered the cheesesteak...

I have a video for every Cheesesteak I have eaten.

All of them can be seen here on my “Daily Cheesesteak Blog’ page or on my YouTube channel ‘Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.’

I also have the channels seen below.  I would love to add your videos.

Cheesesteak Stories

Please subscribe to YouTube channel, ‘Cheesesteak Stories.’

Cheesesteak Challenges

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Cheesesteak Daytrips

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Cheesesteak Viewer Videos

Please subscribe to YouTube channel, ‘Cheesesteak Viewer Videos.’

Please send me your Videos!!

Send me a video and I will gladly send you a shirt!!

If you’re camera shy, tell where your double secret favorite cheesesteak place is and I will send you a shirt!!

I have men’s shirts but only a woman mannequin.

You are welcome for the ‘cheesesteak guy’s girlfriend is a mannequin’ jokes!!