Two major music acts visited the Philadelphia area recently, and, as with many other visitors to our neck of the woods, it ended up mostly being about the food.
"Shape of You" hitmaker Ed Sheeran performed two consecutive shows at the Wells Fargo Center last week, and opted to take in our local cuisine — a cheesesteak — for one of his meals, as People reports. Sheeran reportedly snagged one from Barclay Prime, and because wagyu beef, truffled whiz, and foie gras apparently aren't enough, the singer also added lobster meat.
The sandwich's total: $143. Hey, he had to fuel up for that Game of Thrones cameo somehow.
Sheeran also donned a Phillies jersey during his Philly performance:
Pop star Pink, meanwhile, hit Tony's Baltimore Grill in Atlantic City following a gig that was part of the AC Beachfest concert series (read our review of Pink's first show on the East Coast in four years). A Doylestown native, Pink, born Alecia Moore, explained via Instagram that she regularly went to Tony's with her grandparents for pizza and shrimp as a kid.
"My mama grew up in Atlantic City. Every weekend she would go to Tony's Baltimore Grill with her parents for fried shrimp and pizza. I remember going there with my grandparents almost every weekend from the time I was Willows age or younger," Pink wrote on Instagram. "My grandpop was always very proud of me, and he woulda been a very proud local boy last night. Only right that we end the night at Tony's. When we left everyone clapped, my mom cried, and I felt like I spent a moment with my grandpop. Thanks, Atlantic City. #eastcoasterforlife #misshim #memories"
Tony's Bartender Frank Watson, meanwhile, said Pink was a "good patron," according to the Press of Atlantic City.