The Corner Cheesesteak Store

Chip and Jette at the Texadelphia

We've got cheesesteaks in our neighborhood. Yay! Texadelphia just opened their 9th local store, and it's a short walk from my house.

The location seems nice. There is a front patio, which may be nice for having a beer and a sandwich. The only problem I had is that the acoustics are a bit hot (so the place was a bit noisy to begin with) and unbalanced (so that the radio seems a lot louder and boomy at the back corner booth than it does at the counter).

First, let's get this out of the way: I'm not a big fan of their cheesesteaks. A few years back I had a gig with a Philly area company that required frequent travel back to the home office. I got to know cheesesteaks very well, and the Texadelphia version is a poor substitute.

Now, the chicken cheesesteak, on the other hand, does not have to suffer comparison to such an iconic monument as the Philly cheesesteak. On their own, the chicken cheesesteak sandwiches aren't bad at all. I recommend the mustard sauce.

I have an embarrassing confession to make: the Texadelphia hot sauce is one of my guilty pleasures. I know all you capsaicin craving salsa gourmands are looking down your nose at me. Fine, you can prowl the aisles of Central Market for your fancy, upscale salsa. I'll take the spicy-sweet taste of the Texadelphia hot sauce.

And here is a fact you may not know: Texadelphia makes a damn good burger. I discovered this only recently, and credit my wife for inducing me to try one. I took one bite and the Texadelphia hamburger rocketed right onto my top three Austin burgers list. Once again, the mustard sauce makes an awful nice dressing for the burger.


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re: The Corner Cheesesteak Store

the mustard sauce is pretty much my entire reason for ever going (as a vegetarian). i put it on everything from the veggie sandwich to the fries and the chips. i'd probably drink it if they didn't serve any veggie food.


re: The Corner Cheesesteak Store

Yep. The mustard blend is like crack. I dated a girl who worked at the Guadalupe location across from the Communications building when I was going to UT. I tried to get her to tell me what's in it. No dice. The relationship didn't last, but I'm still in love with mustard blend.