33rd Street Hospitality announces new menu additions for the spring/summer food truck season from Taco Mondo, Say Cheese Philly and Street Food Philly. New dishes emphasize upgraded home-style twists to popular street food classics, and continue 33rd Street's focus on local and fresh ingredients.
Michael Sultan, Carolyn Nguyen and Alan Krawitz, the culinary team behind 33rd Street Hospitality, take the menus for their mobile trucks very seriously. Instead of resting on the popularity of past dishes and keeping a consistent and simpler menu, the team strives to bring new dishes to the trucks each and every year - as well as during the season. Bringing experience from their catering business, as well as from the newly opened Revolution Taco, 33rd Street's trucks want to have a fresh, seasonal and evolving menus that challenge the kitchen team and offer variety to customers.
The starting line-up for spring and early summer features new dishes that continue to add an elevated twist to popular street food. This is illustrated best by Say Cheese's new French Onion Grilled Cheese, which includes shallots, leeks and onions cooked in red wine and thyme, plus cheese and a roasted garlic spread. "I always love to eat my grilled cheese with a bowl of soup - and French Onion soup is such a comfort food classic. I wanted to find a way to enjoy them both together," said Sultan. "This way you get the best of both worlds - the bread is like the crouton.”
The new menu also includes several different sandwich varieties, including Street Food's Hot Roast Beef Po’ Boy and a Fried Chicken Sandwich. The Po’ Boy is topped with homemade pickles and Cajun mayo, while the Chicken Sandwich gets a garlic mayo spread, ginger slaw, and homemade hot sauce.
Ingredients are locally sourced, and in many cases grown by the owners themselves. Not only do the owners grow some produce at A 33rd Street Hospitality garden, but they make their own spices, seasonings and sauces from scratch. It’s these little details that separate 33rd Street’s menus from the rest of the city’s food truck fleet.
“We wanted to put together a menu that had the customer asking themselves why they would want to go anywhere else,” says Sultan. “You can get a chicken sandwich anywhere, but it’s the homemade touches and small details that really make the experience.”
STARTING LINE-UP FOR 2016 FOOD TRUCK SEASON:
STREET FOOD PHILLY
New - Hot Roast Beef Po’ Boy - Slow-roasted top round hot roast beef, Cajun mayo, homemade pickles, lettuce, tomato and red onion $8
New - Steakhouse Burger- Local dry-aged beef, homemade garlic chili, bacon, buttermilk onion rings, white cheddar cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, garlic mayo $10
New - Fried Chicken Sandwich- Country white bread, garlic mayo spread, homemade hot sauce, ginger slaw, homemade pickles $8
Returning - Banh Mi’s—Pork belly, smoked chicken, or curried beef with chicken liver puttee, pickled carrot and daikon, pickled jalapenos, cucumber and cilantro $8
Returning - Veggie Pita—Pickled beets, Bulgarian feta, lettuce, tomato, red onion and fried chickpea burger $7
SAY CHEESE PHILLY
New - French Onion Grilled Cheese- Vidalia onions, leeks, shallots, and Spanish yellow onions cooked with red wine and thyme; with Raclette cheese and roasted garlic Parmesan spread $7
New - Fried Eggplant Grilled Cheese- Breaded fried eggplant, basil pesto, eggplant caponata and fresh mozzarella $7
Returning - Buffalo Blue Chicken Cheese Steak- Brined chicken breast, homemade sour hot sauce, provolone, and blue cheese dressing spread, pickled celery on 8-inch Conshohocken roll $8
New - Spring Lamb Taco- Slow-roasted lamb, red pepper Romesco sauce, smoked feta, pickled red onions $8
Returning - Sweet and Sour Korean Fried Chicken Tacos- Twice-fried Korean fried chicken with homemade sweet and sour sauce, and pickled veggies with black and white dressing $7
Also, look for weekly fish and specials on Taco Mondo that will debut at the team's new brick-and-mortar Revolution Taco. "Don't be surprised if you come in one day and see us testing out new dishes this spring - we want to maximize our new brick-and-mortar spot to help support our trucks."
WHERE TO FIND THESE NEW ITEMS:
Every Wednesday in May, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Taco Mondo at The Porch
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Taco Mondo at Yard's Brewing Co.
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Street Food Philly at Clover Market (Bryn Mawr, PA)
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Say Cheese Philly at the Navy Yard
Saturday, May 21, 2016, Noon to 6:00pm
Taco Mondo at Trenton Arts Festival
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Revolution Taco at Guac Off with MANNA at Morgan's Pier
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30am to 1:30pm
Swarthmore Farmers' Market
Every Friday in June, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Say Cheese Philly at The Porch
ABOUT 33RD STREET HOSPITALITY
33rd Street Hospitality is three friends and food truck owners from Philadelphia that work together to run Street Food Philly, Taco Mondo, Say Cheese Philadelphia, and brick-and-mortar storefront Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut Street). Carolyn Nguyen and Michael Sultan, original owners of Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo, worked together for many years in the culinary world before meeting business partner Alan Krawitz, owner of Say Cheese. Together they work to bring global flavors to the streets of Philadelphia. For more information on 33rd Street Hospitality or catering information, call (267) 773-8120, go to http://www.therevolutiontaco.com or follow @revolutiontaco on Twitter.
ABOUT TACO MONDO
Owners Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen serve up tacos, burritos, and more from this food truck that you will find all over Philadelphia. Their focus is on providing homemade, healthy food with local ingredients. For more information on Taco Mondo, follow @TacoMondo on Twitter.
ABOUT STREET FOOD PHILLY
Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen opened street Food Philly in August 2012. The truck offers a rotating menu, of all different street foods with global influences. All food is homemade and made to order. For more information on StreetFood Philly, visit http://www.streetfoodphilly.com or follow @StFoodPhilly on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT SAY CHEESE PHILLY
Say Cheese is a mobile food truck founded by Alan Krawitz and his father Les Krawitz in 2011. They quickly learned that in order to succeed in this business they would have to gain enormous amounts of food knowledge in a short amount of time, which they found when befriending their now partners Carolyn Nguyen and Michael Sultan. You will now find Say Cheese Philadelphia around the city, providing Grilled Cheese to the hungry masses. For more information follow @saycheesephilly on Twitter.