This is Albuquerque: Filling Philly's
 Alibi V.25 No.9 • March 3-9, 2016 
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This is Albuquerque

Filling Philly's

Filling Philly’s logo
Where was Filling Philly’s founded?

Actually, we’re a local restaurant. We aren’t a franchise or owned by another restaurant chain. The recipes are our own. We make the sauces daily, including a marinara made from scratch and a killer mustard blend sauce. And the space was designed and constructed by Modulus Design, a local firm. We were insistent on having plenty of parking and an outdoor patio, but we owe them a lot of credit for giving the restaurant a great look and feel.

  • Company name: Filling Philly's
  • Type of business: Restaurant
  • Business Address:
    6904 Menaul Blvd NE
    Albuquerque NM 87110
    505-830-4444
  • Business Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11am to 9pm Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm
  • Business Website: www.fillingphilly.com

How did you come up with the concept? This isn’t exactly a typical deli.

We wanted a restaurant you could hang out in. Sandwich places are built to have you leave quickly once you receive your food. We strive to get our food out fast, but we want everyone to feel comfortable, whether they are relaxing on the patio, watching a sporting event or at the bar sampling our 16 local draft beers and local wines.

Filling Philly’s food

You’re making a pretty bold claim that your cheesesteaks are Genuine. What is a Genuine cheesesteak?

Out in Philly this is pretty hotly debated, but the top Philly joints use fresh, thinly sliced ribeye, grilled onions, and Cheese Whiz or Provolone. We use ribeye, Amoroso’s rolls from Philadelphia and we throw it all down on a large flat top grill. Other places use steak “pucks” and generic sandwich rolls baked in convection ovens. There’s no comparison.

What’s next for Filling Philly’s?

We’re asked all the time when we are going to open more locations or offer franchises, but for now we’re focused on making great cheesesteaks and delivering on service. This summer we plan on bringing some local entertainment to the courtyard and taking advantage of our huge outdoor patio. We installed a huge garage door that opens up to the main dining area.

Filling Philly’s patio