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Aug 11, 2011 10:49 AM

Gourmet Cheese Steak Food Truck Just launched

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  1. I love cheesesteaks, but too bad this is so far down south.

    1. Thank you, I'm sending the link to my husband who is working in the design district right now.

      Looks like they park near Panther Coffee during lunch sometimes!

      1. I hope their name doesn't actually hurt them.

        For example... I am not a big fan of "Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich". Not that I've had a ton of them, but the idea just doesn't appeal to me that much.

        Some sort of cheap, thin slices of lousy beef, smothered in a big pile of processed cheese, all on some probably stale sub/hoagie bun. No thanks.

        But looking at their menu, well, that's a whole different story. For example:

        Hot Stomach
        marinated spicy pork belly // mozzarella cheese
        green leaf lettuce leaf // spring onion

        thinky sliced chicken // provolone + mozzarella cheese
        garlicky rapini // roasted peppers // fra diavolo

        thinly sliced ribeye // brie cheese // granny smith apples
        apple+walnut chutney // spring onion // clover honey


        6 Replies
        1. re: CFByrne

          You are way off base on the Philly.

          1. re: tpigeon

            I'm not off base - because I'm explaining what that name evokes in my mind. And I am sure there is no shortage of Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches that are as awful or even worse than I described.

            For example, this from a Philly Foodie Blog:
            "For a stupid greasy mound of thinly sliced beef and molten cheese, Philly’s iconic and arguably waning signature sandwich, the cheesesteak, sure draws a lot of drama. And the latest controversy bubbling up from the Cheez Whiz..."

            Probably there are zillions of folks whose apps will be whet by the mere mention of P.C.S. Just saying, I'm not one of them,

            I'd be more interested in the good stuff on the menu (despite the not-so-great names for the dishes there as well) - but I might never get that far. Whatever...

            1. re: CFByrne

              Pizza, BBQ, and Philly cheesesteaks are some of the most hotly debated foods. What is authentic, original, the best, etc. is usually unique to one's experience. Add to that list wings and bagels. Wings have 3 variations and that is it. You have the wings themselves, the cooking method, and the sauce. How can one say that so and so's chicken wings are not authentic? Don't get me started....

              I do think you may have struck a nerve with the PCS enthusiasts though.

              D'Best has an awesome PCS but I am no expert on them. I just know what I have eaten and what I like.

              1. re: freakerdude

                A little heated debate once in a while is what keeps things interesing around here IMHO. And fun too...

                BTW have you had the ribs at Smokey Bones? I hear they are the best in the Southeast USA!!!

          2. re: CFByrne

            I think "Hot Stomach" and "Brapplesteak" have the potential to hurt a lot more than "Cheese Steak Gourmet".

            1. re: CFByrne

              Some people (like me) prefer provolone over whiz, which all cheesesteak eateries should have. No processed cheese for me. I also add things like jalapeño and crushed red pepper if available.

              Beef quality admittedly varies between restaurants, but that's not unique to the cheesesteak.

            2. We are big fans of the MIami food trucks. We tried the Cheesesteak Gourmet truck last night at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale. The menu looked good, the truck had a long line, but honestly the sandwiches we had were not that good. We had the Klassic and the BEC Steak. The quality of the ingredients was good, but the overall sandwiches were too crunchy and chewy. We were not impressed, and wish we had spent our money elsewhere.

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              1. re: natureboy29

                I find about 85% of the food trucks are unimpressive, but I'll still give them a chance. I missed them last week when they were close to me.