Allison Steele writes about food and booze culture in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Anthony Bourdain’s New Jersey Food Trail is getting the state’s stamp of approval

On Friday, the state of New Jersey will formally dedicate the food tour created by the late chef, author and TV host.

I made the viral cheesesteak cheesecake, and guys, it actually tasted good

Cheesesteak plus cheesecake — What could possibly go right? Turns out, more than you think.

Freezable pint glasses for an ice-cold Father’s Day gift

Perfect for Dad: Barware that can chill your drink and keep it cold on a hot day.

Meet the man who ate 275 cheesesteaks in a year

One Delaware man's journey deep into the heart of cheesesteak country.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese was never from Philly. So why do we call it that?

Philadelphia Cream Cheese was never really “from” Philly. But with the city on an upswing, the brand name now has more positive associations than it once did.

Philly’s Black Restaurant Week returns in June

The two-week event includes food and drink specials, a panel discussion and a four-course pop-up dinner.

Meet Two Robbers, the local hard seltzer that’s perfect to take to the pool or beach

The local line of hard seltzer launched this year and is now sold in more than 100 locations.

LouDogs bringing back late-night hot dog stand in Sea Isle City this summer

This summer, LouDogs will feed the late-night bar crowd in Sea Isle City.

Impossible and Beyond ‘meat’ are hitting Philly menus. Here’s where you can try them.

Plant-based meat substitutes have gone mainstream. There are plenty of places you can try them in and around Philly.