Birthday celebrations for a South Philadelphia restaurant owner were marked with a 500-foot cheesesteak on May 24.
“One of the friends at the table said, ‘why not a big cheesesteak?’, and his motor started going and before you know it, we’re making a 500-foot cheesesteak,” Vento told NBC.
The giant cheesesteak stretched over tables running more than two blocks along 9th Street in the south city, as a number of chefs from nearby restaurants were enlisted to help.
Philadelphia man Hugh E Dillon was in attendance, capturing footage of the event. He told Storyful that each year Kobeitri throws a party in front of his cafe for his birthday, but this year was “extra special”.
“At 7 pm a priest blessed the food, and then eating and dancing in the streets commenced,” Dillon told Storyful. Credit: Hugh E Dillon via Storyful