Truly Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in the Mission?

Marcia at Tablehopper‘s got the deets:

So, I can finally release the news about another Isaac Mogannam project in the Mission (he’s the one behind the other projects I have mentioned here: Grub and Zaytoon, and the upcoming Booth on Polk Street); moving into the Zain’s Mediterranean Cuisine space, next door to Big Mouth Burgers, will be ~PHAT PHILLY~. Think truly authentic Philly cheesesteaks: an Amoroso Philly Roll (baked in Philly), with a choice of provolone, American cheese, or Whiz (if you must), sweet banana peppers and hot cherry peppers, and the twist is that these will be made with quality beef and chicken. Mogannam stated he will be doing his best to use local produce, if not 100% organic ingredients. There will be several options for vegetarians, including a portobello cheesesteak, a veggie cheesesteak, and a tofu cheesesteak. Also expect fries, both regular and crisscut (waffle fries), served as is, with cheese, or get them topped with Whiz and chili (antacid not included). Also on the menu: Buffalo wings in Frank’s RedHot Sauce or BBQ-flavored, milkshakes, Tastykake snacks, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews, Herr’s Pretzels, and lastly, Frank’s Black Cheery Wishniak Soda, all Philly favorites. Phat Philly is due to open sometime between early July and early August. 3388 24th St. at Valencia.

I’d meant to eat at Zain’s for years, and have been bummed that I never did. Think this place will make me feel better? Link. (Thanks, Alexandra!)

7 Responses to “Truly Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in the Mission?”

  1. Ondrae says:

    Zain’s was gross. This new place sounds perfect for the hood.

  2. Brock says:

    this is the best news i’ve heard in my entire life. i’ve been waiting eons for a real philly cheesesteak hut.

  3. thepixelsuite says:

    Ondrae is right. You didn’t miss anything by not dining at Zain’s. The fellow at the counter seemed really nice, but the food was nasty. A cheesesteak place sounds great, but I think I gained a couple of pounds just reading your story.

  4. MJ from Philly says:

    The mere availability of veggie items immediately casts doubt on claims of authenticity!

  5. Bibbadee says:

    i must

  6. waiting for my cheesesteak hoagie! says:

    Is this place open yet?! It’s past “early august” but I can’t find any new info. Anyone know?

  7. johnny0 says:

    Ooooh, this looks promising – Phat Philly applied for a liquor license!