Even though Phatso’s Cheesesteaks is down the street from me, recently I was in a cheesesteak mood and wanted to try another Philly Cheesesteak truck. Just east of I-35, on 6th and Waller, there is a food trailer park with a decent variety of food trucks, one of those being Way South Philly. They claim to have authentic cheese steaks and they definitely go for the Philadelphia vibe by naming their menu items after characters in the Rocky movies. There were people originally from the Philly area sitting behind us and they praised Way South Philly, so I was pretty excited to try their cheese steak out. I just went with their standard item, the Balboa (steak, onions and cheez wiz), but without onions. I used to prefer provolone on my cheese steak, but I have been converted to cheez wiz, but don’t worry if you aren’t a wiz fan you can still get provolone instead. It was a very tasty sandwich, and I think I slightly preferred it over Phatso’s (but I’ll still be making plenty of Phatso’s visits). Way South Philly delivers a pretty authentic Philly cheese steak.
Across from Way South Philly is Coolhaus, an ice cream sandwich truck. Coolhaus was one of the first Austin business’ to follow me on twitter, so I had to try them at some point. Not that they had to twist my arm, as I do love ice cream especially on a hot Texas day. This isn’t your typical store bought ice cream sandwich. Coolhaus has a wide variety of ice creams and fresh cookies to make your sandwiches with. I went with the red velvet cookie and red velvet ice cream. While I do enjoy the standard ice cream sandwich, this was way more enjoyable. Of it was my first time having a fresh ice cream sandwich, but it easily was the best one I have thus far. I definitely see myself making more visits here this summer.