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Teasing With Tacos: Berryhill’s Monthly Taco #Three Fish taco creator offers August’s taco of the month – the Philly Cheese Steak

AUGUST 14, 2015

Compliments from the city of brotherly tacos, welcome August’s Berryhill Taco of the Month: The Philly Cheese Steak Taco. On June 1, Berryhill Baja Grill launched a summer-long Taco of the Month series with its TnT, a tempura-fried tamale topped with chopped poblano and sauce then wrapped in warm flour tortillas. It followed that up with The Sunnyside Swine Taco, made with pulled roast pork with barbecue sauce, red cabbage, cilantro, pickled red onion and Cotija cheese loosely wrapped in warm flour tortillas and finally topped with a sunny side-up fried egg. Now comes August, and Berryhill is further still securing its place as top taco in Houston by introducing The Philly Cheese Steak Taco. Coming to all Berryhill locations Aug. 1, The Philly Cheese Steak Taco is a creation of Corporate Chef Andrew Hradecky. It’s a full meal, made with succulent ribeye sautéed with onions and both red and green peppers. This is topped with Berryhill’s house queso and pickled jalapenos, then all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla. Keep a napkin handy. It sells for $4.25. While Berryhill is well known for its tamales, it also put its name in the history books when it first introduced the fish taco to Texas back in 1993, and the famed dish remains one of the Houston restaurant’s biggest sellers. Berryhill and its “Seriously Fresh Mex” food is named after Walter Berryhill, a Native American from Oklahoma who came to Houston in the late 1920s and began selling tamales made from his own special tamale recipe. Berryhill sold tamales to residents of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods from an old cart that he pedaled or pushed along the neighborhood streets from the late 1920s until the mid 1960s. He died in the late 1960s and his recipe was lost for more than 20 years. It, his cart and a tamale-making machine he invented were rediscovered in the early 1990s. Several partners opened the first Berryhill restaurant in 1993 selling Berryhill’s famed tamales and a creative array of Baja California style dishes, including the famous Berryhill fish taco. Texas Monthly credits Berryhill as the restaurant that introduced the fish taco to the Texas dining scene. Houston resident Jeff Anon bought Berryhill from the partners and since 1997 has expanded the concept internationally both through franchising and his own stores. For more information on Berryhill and its locations, visit

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