It’s as much a part of Philadelphia folklore as Benjamin Franklin, the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa – just a whole lot tastier. Connecticut foodies can now obsess over a new food truck, M&M Steaks, which will specialize in Philly cheesesteaks. Owned by Philadelphia native, Dan Mullineaux and food industry veteran, Hector Medina, M&M Steaks has launched and hit the streets of Stamford and has parked at 110 High Ridge Road (Lord & Taylor parking lot) with a few Friday evening dates this summer at Half Full Brewery. Currently, M&M Steaks is keeping busy with not just street vending but with catering jobs and supporting community events. The schedule changes periodically and will be communicated via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
This mobile kitchen will offer a mouth-watering range of delicious made-to-order menu items created by co-owner Hector Medina. His menu includes a variety of cheesesteak sandwiches made with great quality ingredients, bread from Good Bread Bakery, and a variety of cheese and toppings for guests to give their personal touch.
“We know that people in Connecticut know good food. The goal is to create food that doesn’t make you want to tell people about it, but makes you need to tell people about it,” says Hector Medina. “We want to cater to what the locals crave with freshly cooked, on-the-grill style meals. In addition to daily vending opportunities, we also want to grow our business with catering and private event opportunities.”
For uninitiated foodies, a cheesesteak is a sandwich comprised of fried, thinly-sliced beef, gobs of cheese (usually American, Provolone or Cheese-Whiz) and can be served with or without fried onions. Menu items include the “Hector’s Original”, a classic take on the original Philly cheesesteak made with ribeye and sirloin. The “Quinn Meister” is a Hector’s Original cheesesteak with Pepper Jack cheese and fresh jalapenos for a hot kick. “Alexander the Great” is topped with provolone, bacon, garlic and mayonnaise. And the “Tater’s Tot” is a Hector’s Original is topped with a generous helping of Cheez Wiz and tater tots. Chicken, vegetarian, and vegan options are available.
For more information, visit www.mandmsteaks.com. Details on the truck’s location, as well as for more information on featured specials, can be found on Twitter and Instagram @MandMSteaks and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/MandMSteaks. To book a catering event, visit the website to complete an inquiry form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Photography courtesy of John Shyloski Photography]