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May 11, 2012 08:20 AM

Philly Cheesesteaks in Austin

Hey all, a co-worker has just told me about a food truck on first street called Phatso's that according to her puts out a honest to god cheesesteak on the imorted Amoroso's bread. Before I spent my limited lunch hour time on a drive to first street, has any of you tried this place and will it be worth the trip. I'm already salivating because I googled it and the ad said they use Cheese Whiz.

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  1. I haven't tried that one although I've passed by it. Look forward to what you think of it.

    I have been to the Way South Philly Food Truck a few times - was the real deal. Warm Amaroso Rolls, tasty kakes, no whiz for me (provolone) but they had it. Did not disappoint after not having one for so long. Hmm. Got me thinking now - will have to hit them up over the weekend :)

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    1. re: richardd_x

      Best one I've had is at a food truck called WaySouthPhilly, located on the East Side. The guy is actually from Philly

      1. re: frankcross

        I've never had a Philly Cheese steak in Philly (or anything else for that matter). Now, having got that out of the way, i went to WaySouthPhilly yesterday and had the "Balboa" i think. It was the first one on the board. There were a lot of Rocky and other Philly themed names. I opted for provolone instead of Cheeze Whiz. Anyway, it was really good. Good bread, tasty, juicy meat, grilled onions. I'll be going back.

    2. I've been to Phatso's and Way South Philly. They both use Amarosa's bread and both have the choice of provolone or Cheese Wiz.

      That said, I've enjoyed Way South Philly more than Phatso's.

      1. Wholly Cow on South Lamar has a philly cheesesteak. I heard it was pretty good, less traditional, but has a lot of their delicious grassfed beef. And if you ask for it trashy you get grilled onions, jalapeƱos, and mushrooms.

        1. If you ever get down to San Antonio, check out Youz Guzy on Pat Booker road, the owner worked at Gino's. Amoroso's, Tastykakes and water ice. Great cheesesteaks.

            1. re: knightro98


              I ate there a couple of weeks ago when we were visiting Austin & am now craving it bad. Time to go back.