Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Philly cheesesteak shop will anchor Greenville Avenue food truck park
Even better: It's called Steak Me Home Tonight.
LOWER GREENVILLE Work is currently underway on the long-anticipated food truck park on Lower Greenville called Truck Yard. Now we know that a permanent cheesesteak operation cleverly called Steak Me Home Tonight will be on-site.
Jason Boso, founder of Truck Yard and owner of Twisted Root Burger Company, said construction is currently underway on Sears Street to turn a former auto parts shop into a Philly cheesesteak grill house with a patio and full bar. Boso will act as head chef of Steak Me Home Tonight, which is expected to be completed the first week of August.
Boso will not offer a set menu or specialty subs; rather, patrons will walk up to the grill cook window and customize a sandwich with the choice of chicken, rib eye, or portabella mushroom as the base. Additional toppings will include peppers, onions, mushrooms, provolone cheese, and pepper relish, he said.
“Like Twisted Root, maybe we’ll start adding things like blue cheese or pimento, or other interesting offerings,” Boso said. “But we’re going to keep it traditional at first.”
When finished, Steak Me Home Tonight will have two induction flat grills, which run $10,000 apiece, Boso said. He is aiming to get a crisp edge on the meats typical of the Philly-style sandwich. Boso attested that there's a void in Dallas of good Philadelphia cheesesteaks.
“When I travel, I eat the regional food,” he said. “And after eating at places [in Philly] like Pat’s and Geno’s — and I can’t choose which one I like better — I realized I can never get that again in Dallas.”
Steak Me Home Tonight will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight, and will oft be one of four food offerings at Truck Yard. Food truck hours will vary depending on the day, and a rotating lineup of local food trucks will inhabit the 9,000-square-foot “backyard” behind Steak Me Home Tonight once the park is open.
The food truck park, along with Steak Me Home Tonight, is slated to open in early August. We’ll be checking out the scene next month and reporting back on the progress. Stay tuned.
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