Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice Announces an Opening Date (Menu)

The cheesesteak spot from the Taylor Gourmet crew debuts next week.

Taylor Gourmet owners David Mazza and Casey Patten. Photograph by Chris Leaman.

It’s been a big week for the Taylor Gourmet guys. First came the news that they’ve signed a lease in the former Mid City Deli space on 14th and P streets, Northwest. Now a rep for the restaurant says they’ve set December 12 as the debut date for their first and only cheesesteak spot, Taylor Charles Steak & Ice.

Owners David Mazza and Casey Taylor Patten are both Philly natives, and are hoping to reproduce authentic cheesesteaks in the H Street spot. It’s a tricky proposition: As soon as a restaurant tries “authentic” anything, the harshest critics—some may call them “haters”—emerge (barbecue, cheesesteaks, and New York pizza have a particularly vocal following). Still, the duo is forging ahead; you’ll find Philadelphia signatures like two kinds of Whiz—original Cheez or house-made white—and the choice to customize your sandwich “wit” or “wit-out” grilled onions. There are also dishes you won’t find at a Pat’s or Geno’s, like truffled cheesesteak spring rolls with a white Whiz dipping sauce, a green chili chicken cheesesteak, and Bay-style fries dusted with crab seasoning. Whether you’re going traditional or off the grid, it can all be washed down the old-fashioned Philadelphia way with lemon water ice.

Once Taylor Charles Steak & Ice opens, nab a spot at one of the large picnic tables or take your feast to go, which may be the option of choice for those heading in late on Friday and Saturday nights, when Taylor Charles will stay open until 3:30 AM. Delivery service will start soon after the restaurant opens. Check back in with us for a preview, and in the meantime, pique your taste buds’ curiosity with the menu.

  • Those v necks don't dip nearly deep enough.

  • Swooner

    Those are some deep v's

  • Mdjones76

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! I wish you well I am a disabled woman who spent a lot of time in Geno's in my running days. I will get to visit you and let you know


blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Take a Look Inside Scream City, DC's Only Major Haunted Attraction

Preview: Washington National Opera's Halloween Costume Sale Is as Awesome as It Sounds

Where to Find the Best Pizzas Around DC

25 Things to Do in DC This October

9 Businesses You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

Here's What's Been Canceled or Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Joaquin

14 Pairs of Stylish Rain Shoes That Are Better Than Rain Boots

Things to Do in DC This Weekend October 1-4: Bentzen Ball, Dead Man's Run, and Craft2Wear

What Could Happen to Washington If a Hurricane Hits