Posts Tagged ‘Phil’s Steaks’
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 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.
It’s been pretty quiet on the police front this winter for our favorite food trucks – but the popo came a callin’ on Phil’s Steaks last night.
Late in the afternoon, Phil’s tweeted they were going to be on Union Sq West late lunch and dinner.
A few hours later, Phil’s tweeted: “If you see the jawn getting towed, that’s because it is! If the tow pound guys wanted free steaks all they had to do was ask. C U 2morro NYC.
Anybody who thinks having a food truck is easy or a quick ticket to success, getting towed will wipe out a day’s profits very quickly.
After all the great work food trucks did helping feed victims of Hurricane Sandy, it would seem like an opportune time for the NYC Food Truck Association to push forward with discussions with the Mayor’s Office about how to work food trucks into the legal fabric of NYC.
Thanks to Street Grub Steve for the photo above.
After seeing Phil’s Steaks win the 2012 Vendy Award for Rookie of the Year, we’ve been meaning to stop by the truck to congratulate them. Yesterday we had that opportunity, and it also gave us a chance to see if there was anything new on the menu.
Yes, there were a few new menu items, including a pizza steak and a vegetarian option! How do you place that order? One cheese steak, hold the steak.
Actually, the vegetarian option is sauteed mushrooms, fried onions, hot & sweet peppers and your choice of cheese. That doesn’t sound half bad, although we can’t imagine any vegetarian ordering cheez wiz. We bet they go with the provolone.
We weren’t that hungry, so we ordered a 6″ pizza steak for $7.50 instead of our usual 10″ sandwich, which would have been $10.50 for the pizza steak.
For a small sandwich, this was pretty darn big. Two slices of provolone cheese were put on a 6″ roll, which was loaded with thinly-sliced steak, then topped with marinara sauce.