By Amanda Rogers
The Food: Philly cheesesteaks, burgers, chicken sandwich, salads
The Story: This family-owned and operated restaurant has been open for almost two years and has won some devoted followers. They keep the menu simple: cheesesteaks, couple of burgers, chicken sandwich and three salads. The focus here is on the cheesesteaks and that’s what we were after.
The full Philly Cheesesteak with fries ($10.49) was a 10-inch soft roll overflowing with seasoned shredded beef, grilled with onions and American white cheese. This big boy is full of flavor and will fill you up. Even though it’s a two-fisted meal, the cheese holds the sandwich together so that it winds up in your mouth and not on your shirt. Other add-ons available (75 cents each) are jalapenos, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, squash, black and green olives, pickles and lettuce. Bacon can be added for an extra $1.
Smaller appetites can go with a 5-inch half Philly, and that’s where I was headed. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to handle that big sandwich, but wanted some cheesesteak goodness, so I opted for a half Texas Southwestern Chicken Sandwich ($7.49), but opted out of the bun so I would have more room for the cheesesteak. Shredded chicken, red and green bell peppers, jalapenos, onions, tomatoes and shredded cheese combined to create an amazing combination of flavors, just spicy enough to make your tongue tingle but not so hot that your eyes watered. I could pick out each taste, but the combination was delicious and one of the most popular dishes at Stevie D’s.
We also liked the skin-on fries, which arrived piping hot and soft but not soggy.
The Atmosphere: Stevie D’s is tucked into a shopping center on busy FM 157. The 14-table spot looks to be a lot more take-out during COVID-19 since most of the tables are out of commission. Counter service and free drink refills at self-serve fountain. Chances are it’s actually Stevie D manning the grill right behind the counter and you can watch him whip up your meal.
The Details: Stevie D’s Cheesesteak is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday. 2840 FM 157, Suite 116; 817-592-3158; steviedscheesesteak.com
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