I was born in Philadelphia and grew up eating those great Philly Cheese Steaks from Pat’s and the second best in the world from a little hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop around the corner from where I lived. There were vegetarians back in the 50’s and 60’s, but they mainly stayed away from the steak shops, or more commonly, broke their vow of no meat to satisfy their own tummy and taste buds.
We used to grab some fully-loaded cheese steaks and hoagies, add some Hires Birch Beer and listen to the Eagles play and beat their opponents on the radio.
Now, there is a place in Philly where you can get a combination of meat and veggie dishes. And guess what? They happen to be green.
I did a brief stint in my youth working at a hoagie shop and anything that was green was thrown out. Of course green had a different definition is those days.
They have already replaced their lighting and changed their plastic forks and knives to biodegradable utensils and swapped out their paper products with recycled products. They belong to the Green Restaurant Association and will continue to stay green in their future operations.