For years Wilmington, Delaware, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania, debated who created the banana split, but in 2004 the National Ice Cream Retailers Association laid the matter to rest. Today, not only does Latrobe have a historical marker where the split was born, its Great American Banana Split Celebration draws thousands of attendees and has become an economic generator for the city. This year’s event will run from Aug. 26-28.
Go Bananas! Celebrate the American classic that came from Latrobe in our enhanced digital edition of Smart Business Pittsburgh.