HOW-TO
How-To: Pat's King of Steaks Philadelphia Cheese Steak


Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons soya bean oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 24 ounces sliced rib eye thinly sliced
  • 4 long rolls (bonus for Amoroso Baking Co. or Vilotti-Pisanelli)
  • Sweet green and red peppers, sauteed in oil (optional)
  • Mushrooms sauteed in oil (optional)
  • Cheez-Wiz
  • Ketchup

TIP: We learned to keep our martini glasses aside while playing with all of these ingredients! Oops, spillage.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Paddy Fest at Eden

St. Patrick’s Day, one of the biggest party days of the year, is fast approaching! Are you ready to break out your best green and go crazy with a pint (or ten) and do the coolest bar crawl around? Well luckily for you, Joonbug.com is offering bar crawls in over 35 cities! And oh baby, guess what that means for DC?!?!

It means PADDY FEST! The Official Bar Crawl After Party at Eden Lounge!

If you're still feeling that Irish spirit and the night's not over, head over to Washington DC's only Bar Crawl After Party, where you can share a night of music, dance, and drink specials with friends. Get Sham-Rocked and enjoy!

TRENDTASTIC
Get Crafty this St. Patrick's Day!

Irish or not, we're all invited to participate in the exciting festivities taking place this St. Patrick’s Day. And as with every major celebratory holiday, Joonbug.com is here to provide you with, not only the best parties and events, but also, new ways to celebrate the holiday along the way. So before you head out to one of our many bar crawls happening nationwide, grab some crafty supplies, pump your favorite tunes, invite your friends, and challenge yourself to a few St. Patrick’s Day themed DIY activities as outlined below.

CHEAP EATS
Stadium Sports Bar and Grill Offers Daily Deals

Stadium Sports Bar and Grill seems to want you to keep your money! They not only offer special deals for each day of the week, but they also include half-price appetizers Monday through Friday.

Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., you can get any of their starters like the Grand Slam Nachos, or Fried Calamari. This weekday deal also includes their Chicken Wings, which you can get tossed in any of their seven sauces like classic buffalo, garlic parmesan, homemade razz habanera, or Korean BBQ.

As for The Stadium's food specials, what you get depends on what day of the week it is. For example, on "Taco Tuesday" you can get three tacos for $3. On Saturdays, you can get a steak tip dinner with vegetables and rice for $8.95. Our personal favorites are Wednesdays, where you can get any of their ten burger types for half the price. The varied selection includes pretty much anything you'd want to put on a sandwich, like the Grand Slam Burger with BBQ sauce, ham, sausage, bacon, fries, onion strings, and cheese. We also love the idea of the Pizza Burger, where two junk foods come together on one plate. We better tell our cholesterol to watch out!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Chicago: New Year's Eve Neighborhood Party Guide

Riverside neighborhood Streeterville has been becoming more and more upscale since the early 2000's, and the party scene there reflects that development. Come play among the skyscrapers this NYE at a Streeterville venue.

The Navy Pier is one of Chicago's most-loved destinations, which makes it a perfect spot for a New Years Eve party. Crystal Gardens at the Pier is hosting their seventh annual NYE event this year, which will feature a full, premium open bar from 9PM to 2AM (served from 20 individual bars, which means no long waits for drinks, as well as Stefani Signature Food Stations & Hors d'oeuvres, Get your picture taken on the red carpet and countdown to the New Year on the famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, after which you can ring in the big moment with a Champage toast. Tickets start at $125.

WEEKEND PICKS
Philly! We have a Bad Santa Crawl Coming to You!
Attention all bad Santas: Barcrawls.com will be hosting a bar crawl made especially for you in Philadelphia this coming Saturday, December 21, and you do not want to miss it! Brave the cold for this crawl of champions, which features 6 bars, all of which will wave thier cover charge should you chose to participate in the crawl. It's a win-win situation, really; ample booz, unabashed merriment, and environmental changes to provide for continued surprise. You can never know what's in store! Just like a gift from Santa himself. Dress yourself up for the occasion in the most fashionable of Santa wear, or ugliest of fair isle and reindeer sweaters. There's no judgement here, just a good old joyful time; we will ensure this by mandating certified Scrooge screenings at the door. Just kidding....we haven't the license for such an operation just yet. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good bar crawl.
BAR CRAWLS
NYC St. Paddy's Day Bar Crawl Round-Up

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, meaning it's time to stock up on plenty of green clothing, beers, and hopefully the luck will just follow. Since St. Paddy's is the ultimate drinking holiday, we've rounded up some of the best bar crawls happening in the city -- even the non-Irish may participate!

St. Paddy's Kick-Off Party: For just five bucks, you can attend the St. Patrick's Day Kick-Off Party, taking place at Midtown favorite, Public House. The party will take place on March 15th from 5pm until 4am. All sorts of debauchery will ensue.You can purchase your tickets here.

DAILY BITES
Your NYC Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day. You either love it or hate it. Whether you are spending the day with a lover or wincing at all things pink with a friend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. We've got the best of the best activities going on in New York City for this romantic holiday. From the best prix fixe menus in town to fun ways to sultry cruises on the Hudson, we've got you covered.

Fall in Love Again at The Sanctuary Hotel: What better way to spend lovers' day than with a romantic getaway at this luxuury boutique hotel? The hotel's Fall in Love Again Package includes romantic dinner for two at Haven Rooftop, rose petals where it matters most (wink), melt in your mouth chocolate truffles, Mile High Tease Intimacy Kit, and a bottle of champagne upon arrival. Rates begin at $329 and the package is valid from February 10th- 17th.

ONLY IN NYC
Halloween Parties Primed for Naughty Revelry

We’re on the cusp of one of the coolest, most fun, goriest holidays of the year. This exact mix of appeal is what lures in the masses to hit all the hottest parties, donned in costume of course! Already gathering your group to secure tables at the best events happening in Manhattan during the holiday weekend? Here’s a sneak-peak into just a few of the top spots to hit for your Halloween pleasure:

Hosted by former Playboy Playmates Monica Leigh, Ashley Massaro, Stephanie Larimore and Courtney Culkin

For one night only, Bowlmor Times Square will transform itself into two mammoth floors of decadent debauchery at its finest delivered with loads of class and in the spirit of Halloween, a ton of trash. Just remember, you can say or do just about anything - just don’t use the “B” word (Bowling) as Bowlmor’s been converted into THE biggest party scene of the night.

BAR CRAWLS
Cinco de Drinko: Boston Edition!

America being the multi-cultural melting pot of diversity and tolerance that it is, ensures that just about any international holiday is cause for celebration. Want to get wild and hit the bubbly for Bastille Day (July 14th)—done! Or perhaps, you prefer to get explicit and do some “ouzo-bombs” in honor of Greek Independence Day (March 25th). Whatever the occasion, America is the undisputed facilitator of revelry—especially in concerns to our dear neighbors in Mexico!

Though undoubtedly muddled in the memory banks of countless Americans, the actual history of Cinco de Mayo has taken a backseat to the margaritas, tequila, and salsa specials inherently associated with it. Though what better way to commemorate the unlikely Mexican victory over the French (circa 1862) than with some good old fashioned debauchery?