South Philly cheesesteak and roast pork institution John’s Roast Pork was forced to shut down today after being burgled of thousands in cash, plus an envelope containing $1,500 set aside for a charity near-and-dear to the owner’s heart.
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Many people are calling today National Cheesesteak Day. That’s not entirely true. After way too much research back in 2014, we realized that the day that was supposed to be celebrated was National Cheesesteak Thursday. March 24th, 2014 and 2015 wasn’t a Thursday so we refused to play along with the made up holiday.
But today is March 24th and a Thursday, so today, we celebrate.
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John’s Roast Pork | Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia
If your calendar’s free and clear on Saturday, April 18th, I have a very good idea for how you can fill it: The Be the Match Walk and Run, a chip-timed 5K race and 1K walk, is headed to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and organizers are offering participants free sandwiches from John’s Roast Pork as a pretty sweet incentive. Read more »