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Looks like you’re going to have to make alternate plans for cheesesteaks over the next few weeks.
The Phil’s Steaks truck had an accident over the weekend, but thankfully, nobody was hurt.
According to Phil’s twitter account, the accident was cause by “a dump truck who’s driver decided it was a good idea to come to a complete stop in the middle of 495.”
They don’t call the LIE (495) the “world’s biggest parking lot” for nothing…but you’re not supposed to suddenly park while going 50mph!
Too bad Phil’s 2nd truck isn’t quite ready yet.
We took a vacation day earlier this week, which means getting lunch from one of the street food vendors by Hudson & King, a short walk from our home.
Our First Look at Steak & Crepes was good, so we decided to go back for a second look.
We wanted to try a Lunch Combo with an Everything Cheesesteak, fries and a drink for $10. That’s a pretty good deal.
We also got a request from our wife for a crepe of dulce de leche and banana.
How does that song go? You Can’t Always Get What You Want.
We got word last week from Phil’s Steaks they are adding a 2nd truck to their fleet. We were sworn to secrecy until their official announcement earlier today, but click through for the gory details.
When food trucks were helping feed people after Hurricane Sandy, we heard about a vendor called Steak & Crepes that was in the mix. We assumed it was a local street vendor, like The Fisherman’s Dog, who are based in the Rockaways. That assumption turned out to be wrong.
Last week Steak & Crepes was at the current street food hotspot, 47th St between Park & Madison, and there was a familiar face on board. Turns out that Steak & Crepes is the creation of Hacene, who used to be the manager of the Gorilla Cheese NYC truck. About a year ago, James from Gorilla Cheese told us that Hacene probably wouldn’t be working for him much longer, because he had an idea for his own food business. Looks like his idea was Steak & Crepes, two food items you wouldn’t necessarily put together.
The menu is just what it sounds like, several variations on cheesesteaks and a dessert menu featuring crepes. There was a sign on the cart for Amoroso’s bread, which is authentic Philly cheesesteak bread, so that was a promising omen.
We went with the basic regular cheesesteak, which cost $8.50. There were several toppings for more money, such as mushrooms, sweet or hot peppers and a few other choices, but grilled onions and your choice of 3 cheeses is included in the price.