Trilly Cheesesteaks is bringing its creative, classic, carnivorous, and vegan Phillys back to Mid-City – Mid-City Messenger
By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger
Trilly Cheesesteaks will make its triumphant return to the Mid-City dining scene in October at a new location, 3735 Ulloa St., near the Tulane Avenue corridor.
Owners Chris Beegle and Carlos Stich are delighted to welcome cheesesteak fans to their new location. Their former location on Banks Street closed in March and is now home to Bub’s Burgers.
“We’re happy to be back providing affordable dining in Mid-City,” Stich said. “Mid-City is home. We have strong neighborhood support here.
“When looking for places to reopen, Mid-City has always been our first choice,” Beegle added.
Chris Beegle is originally from Delaware and grew up with cheesesteaks; he has lived in New Orleans for seven years. Carlos Stich grew up on the North Shore and has lived in New Orleans for 12 years.
They first launched Trilly Cheesesteaks as a pop-up at Bud Rips Bar in 2017. They found success at their Banks Street store, where people came to enjoy cheesesteaks designed for meat eaters and vegans.
“It was important for us to have vegan options in the restaurant,” Stich said. “We want to do the right thing for our customers and we want everyone to be able to come in and enjoy great food. “
All of Trilly’s vegan recipes are made from scratch; vegan and meat dishes are prepared with separate kitchen facilities. Beegle and Stich understand that cross-contamination is a concern for any vegan who might eat at a restaurant that serves non-vegan food. It was important to take this extra step.
They also thought about carb cutters, offering any Philly without bread and without the extra veg.
Guest favorites include the Far East Philly Steak, seasoned with sweet ginger soy sauce, fried pickled red onions and cream cheese; BBQ Chicken Philly Chicken, with sautéed peppers and onions, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese sauce; Vegan Buffalo Chicken, with Seitan Chicken, Sautéed Peppers and Onions, Buffalo Toum Sauce and Vegan Cheddar Sauce; and Cauliflower Wings, fried breaded cauliflower pieces served with a side of Buffalo Toum.
The menu of course includes a classic Philly made with steak (or chicken), sautéed peppers and onions, and American cheese. All sandwiches are served on an Amoroso bun.
Beegle and Stich will try out new recipes at the Ulloa Street location, and the place will offer plenty of alfresco dining on a patio.
Although Hurricane Ida slowed their opening plans, they hope to be operational in October. “We can’t wait to start all over again,” Stich said.
The hours of operation for Trilly Cheesesteak will be Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Check out the Trilly Cheesesteaks Instagram or Facebook page for updates on the grand reopening.
Journalist Marielle Songy can be contacted at [email protected].