The cheesesteak may be closely identified with Philadelphia, but Houstonians have plenty of affection for the beefy sandwich, especially when it's covered in queso. As of this week, Montrose residents have a new option for satiating a cheesesteak craving.
Texadelphia, the sandwich shop that brings Texan flavors to the Philly classic, just opened its new location at 3407 Montrose Blvd. in the same shopping center that's home to Starbucks, Einstein Bagels, and others. The Montrose outpost is the second new Texadelphia to open in Houston since the original location on Westheimer closed in 2015.
Previously home to the Yucatan Taco Stand, the new location has been given a thorough makeover with wood-paneled walls and lots of TVs for watching sports. At Monday's VIP preview, a musician performed on the patio, which will be a more pleasant place to sit once the summer's heat abates a bit.
If the decor is new, the food is delightfully the same. All of the Texadelphia classics like the Founder's Favorite (grilled onions, mozzarella, mushrooms, jalapenos, and mustard sauce) are present and accounted for, as are new items like chicken wings and salads.
Howard Terry, president of the Texadelphia Restaurant Group, tells CultureMap that the sports bar theme will be replicated at the additional locations the company plans to open across the Houston area. Work is already underway to bring the concept to Galveston and Vintage Park. Soon, the entire city will be able to indulge in a South Philly or Pizza Steak.
Texadelphia, 3407 Montrose Blvd.; Sunday through Wednesday 11 am to 11 pm; Thursday and Friday 11 am to 12 am; Saturday 11 am to 1 am.