NEW YORK — Cheesesteaks are back.
Chef James B. Stine, who has been making the classic dishes since 1977, has a brand-new restaurant opening in New York City on Monday that will feature a rotating menu of cheesesteaking, burgers and cocktails.
Stine has been in business since 2011, and he said the idea came about in response to the rise of food trucks and the explosion of demand for the foods.
“We really wanted to create a place that is a true home to the cheesesteaker experience, but with a lot of personality and a lot more character,” he said.
Cheese is back, in styleNew York City restaurants that have been around for decades, such as the Cheesecake Factory and the Brooklyn Bistro, are bringing a fresh new flavor to the scene.
New York restaurateur and cheesesteake enthusiast James B., a native of Scotland, opened his first restaurant in 1971.
He opened the first of his cheesesteas in 1981 and is still working on a new cheesesteaky.
The restaurant’s first cheesesteaked was served in 1982.
Stine’s latest creation is a new take on his signature cheesesteAKE, or cheese and beer pairing.
The beer-and-cheese pairings have been popular in New Jersey, and now the restaurant is bringing them back to the Big Apple.
The cheesesteakers are made with a blend of wheat and barley, which is traditionally used to make beer and cheese, and are filled with an American-style beer and a blend that includes citrus and piney notes.
The restaurant is slated to open at 300 West 53rd Street at the end of the month.
More information on the restaurant can be found at www.jamesstineny.com