IN 2007 AND AGAIN in 2008, Citizens Bank Park was named North America's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark. And after more than a decade of drought, in 2007 and again in 2008, the Phillies made the playoffs. Coincidence? Not if you ask Scott Geiger, the Phillies fan who's been helping the ballpark expand its menu . . .No, the article doesn't take the veggie food = winning argument very seriously, but at the same time, I don't think it takes the vegan cheesesteak = abomination argument seriously enough.
. . . 2007 saw the addition of a vegetarian cheesesteak (or as Geiger calls it, a vegan steak sandwich, if you get it without cheese), and the Phillies went just over the wire, getting swept out of the National League Division Series by the Rockies. This year, CB Park pulled out all the stops, piling on both a mock-chicken cheesesteak and crabless crab cakes - and yes, now the Fightin' Phils are playing for the National League pennant, on their way to becoming World Series champions!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I'll Have a Cheesesteak: Hold the Cheese, Hold the Steak
When I think veggie fare, I tend not to think Philadelphia. But that's where I'm wrong: