Food Truck Friday: Way South Philly

I furrowed my brow as I tried to understand the name of our most recent food truck, Way South Philly. Ooooooooh…. Like, as in, Austin is South Philly! Har har! I looked at the menu in a slightly horrified manner as Cheese Whiz made itself known as the main topping for most cheesesteaks. At least it is authentic?

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I honestly didn’t know where to start. I wanted EVERYTHING on the menu. All I know is that I had to fix the hole that was burning in my stomach from the Austin Hot Sauce festival and I needed something greasy and delicious to do it.

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There has been more than one comment on their sites saying not to share a sandwich with a friend or run the risk of losing fingers or your friendship. Due to the fact that Shaun eats like a bird and I am on a workout regimen and crazy diet, we decided to share. But never fear! We went with the one stuffed to the brim with goodies:

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The Lil Stallion: It’s covered, layered, & stuffed with Whiz, Tots, Mushrooms, Jalapenos, Onions, Peppers, & Seasoned Chopped Grilled Sirloin. Served on an Amoroso’s Roll.

But don’t kill me. I chickened out and went with the provolone. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring the canned cheese to my lips. I was having foodie PTSD and I’m okay with not having the “authentic” ordeal.

It was delicious. To be honest, Shaun gets incredibly annoyed at me because I’m a certified sandwich snob. The bread and the fillings have to be perfect. The inside of the philly cheesesteak was crispy and hot, while the Amoroso’s Roll was crunchy on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside. The tater tots inside the sandwich put me over the moon. This magical combination is surprisingly hard to find and I was on cloud 9.

While I don’t often crave cheesesteaks, I know where to go in the future when I need one. Are you a fan of cheesesteaks? Can you do the “Whiz”?

Score: 4/5
Cost: $11 (We shared one)
Ordered: The Lil Stallion Cheesesteak
Favorite thing: Tater tots
Least favorite thing: Not the cheapest thing in the world.

Type of food: Sandwiches

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10 Responses to “Food Truck Friday: Way South Philly”

  1. Andrea August 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I love cheesesteaks but I’m gluten-free now so I’d probably just be eating the meat and cheese part. So good!

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:46 am #

      *gasp* Yeah, I don’t think they have a gluten free menu but I’m sure the meat and cheese would still be delish!

  2. Maria September 2, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Wow! You guys have wonderful food radar…or food karma. Either way you always find the best.

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:46 am #

      HAHA! Well, we are going on a list. I’m just curious which one will be a disappointment (if any).

  3. Hogga September 3, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    mmmmm i want a cheesesteak NOW

    • Erica September 12, 2013 at 9:46 am #

      I think you may get much more authenticity where you are since you are “closer”.

  4. Ferrial Pondrafi September 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    wow, that looks tasty!

    • Erica September 19, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      Oh, and it WAS! <3

  5. Willy September 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Hey there!

    I own the joint!! Thanks for the reviews!!!!

    We do offer a gluten free option. It’s called the “Mickey”….

    It’s basically a cheese steak on top of Tater Tots.

    Out Tots are gluten free…..




    • Erica October 13, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Hey Willy!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! It is appreciated. I just sent some more people your way the other day! 😀

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