Monday, February 20, 2017

Morgantown Edition: Heather's Original Philly Cheesesteaks

Pop Up Cheese Steak Place - Heather's Original Philly Cheesesteaks
Photo by Sher Yip
My trip to Philadelphia gave me a newfound appreciation for the philly cheesesteak. Before, I was like... eh, it's a steak sandwich with cheese. So? But, there's a fine art to the sandwich. When all those high-quality ingredients are combined together, it creates a beautiful, tasty offering that takes on a life of its own. The thinly shaved meat, the slightly caramelized peppers and onions, and the cheese that coats it all - it's a thing of beauty.

Heather's Original Philly Cheesesteaks
So, when I saw that a local pop-up called "Heather's Original Philly Cheesesteaks" claimed to bring a little Philly to Morgantown, I kept close tabs. Heather hosts her pop-up tent outside Mundy's in First Ward from time to time, and I recently was finally able to catch her.

Olive Or TwistThere's a nice little parking lot right across from Mundy's, so it's super easy to swing right in. We got here a little late in the evening and just so happened to snag the last cheesesteaks. She sold out! More than 100 that evening! But, after I thankfully was told they had enough for me, I paid my $9 (they do take card!) and went inside Mundy's to wait for my order.

Heather's Original Philly CheesesteaksAfter a few minutes, one of the women brought my order to me - which includes my sandwich with onions and peppers, a side of chips and a pickle for $9. The only thing that would be nice is if there was an option to add a water. Though, I gather the idea is to go into Mundy's and get a beer.

But, these are actually pretty good! Stuffed full of meat, plenty of peppers and onions, I could always go for more cheese - but that's just me. I was impressed! These are the real deal. Good bread - not too much, like other places. Good proportions, which made for the perfect bite. Already excited to see when she's back.


Grade: A