by Steven Doyle
A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.
In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaks is the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak. Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue reading
The Truck Yard is introducing two hot cocktails for the winter season. Each comes courtesy of the 86 Co. First up, they’ve got the Bishop Punch made with mulled wine, Cana Brava Rum and Grand Marnier. And then there’s the Ancho Cocoa, made with Abuelita, Tequila Cabeza and Ancho Reyes. The drinks will be available for only six bucks. Continue reading
This weekend, cancel all your plans. Better yet, make plans to spend your weekend at the Truck Yard. Because all the cool kids will be drinking cocktails from coconuts, and you clearly don’t want to miss out on that. It’s all going down on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 p.m. until the coconuts run out, where mixologist extraordinaire Jason Kosmas created a trio of special cocktails served inside actual coconuts. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After a wonderful afternoon with a handful of friends at The Truck Yard last night, I was inspired to rant about a few changes that have taken place. A few hours later I receive a response from the head Truck Yard guru himself, Jason Boso. You may also know Boso as the owner of Twisted Root. My rant included four issues that I have been thinking about after a few recent visits, and don’t get me wrong, I love Truck Yard. Continue reading