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Get hitched at a trailer: Way South Philly offers an afternoon of weddings, complete with cheesesteaks

Get hitched at a trailer: Way South Philly offers an afternoon of weddings, complete with cheesesteaks

Two sandwiches, two tots, two soft drinks and one official marriage ceremony for $39.99 ($5 off if you mention this article): this is the special next Sunday, Jan. 29 at Way South Philly.

Recently ordained minister Willy Pearce, owner of the Way South Philly trailer, will begin performing marriage ceremonies and vow renewals starting at 4 p.m.

An off-kilter take on a more traditional wedding, each bride/groom pair will get to experience a cutting of the cheesesteak, feeding it to each other post-vows. So, which cheesesteak should they pick?

The Balboa is a fan favorite, earning its place on Willy’s best seller list. It is an authentic Philly cheesesteak containing sirloin, grilled onions and cheese whiz on an Amoroso’s roll, which is baked in Philly and flown into Austin. Willy’s personal favorite (which also happens to be mine) is the Marciano. Philadelphians might refer to this as the "pizza steak," as it contains tangy marinara, smoked provolone and Italian seasonings on top of the traditional sirloin, onions and peppers.

For dessert, Willy sells "tastykakes," which are Philly’s version of a hostess snack cake.

His rescue dog, Rikki Bobbi, can be seen at the trailer park greeting other doggies, and there are water bowls and dog treats for all of your four-legged friends. (Rumor has it Willy has a special place in his heart for ferrets and would like to see some come out for a day at the trailer park, if any of you folks in town need a field trip for your friendly weasel.)

The trailer park is also kid-friendly, providing coloring books and lots of games for those young and young at heart.

There are four spots left if you’re looking to get hitched — or renew your vows. Call at the trailer (which is located at East 6th and Waller) to reserve your wedding: 512-771-6969.


If you can’t make it out to wed or witness this Sunday, his normal hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wed. - Thur. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. - 2 a.m.

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