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East Side King continues dive bar domination with Cheer Up Charlies location and unexpected new menu

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Motoyasu Utsunomiya and Paul Qui east side King
Co-owners of East Side King Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya, left, and Paul Qui. Photo courtesy of East Side King/Facebook
new sandwiches and hot dog at East Side King cheer up charlie's
East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's has a unique selection of sandwiches and a new hot dog. Photo by Nicolai McCrary
shrimp po boy at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
Shrimp Po' Boy. Photo by Nicolai McCrary
Moto Dog at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
The Moto Dog. Photo by Nicolai McCrary
Beef Pho' Boy at East Side King at CHeer UP Charlie's
Beef Pho' Boy. Photo by Nicolai McCrary
Thai fried fish sandwich at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
Thai Fried Fish Sandwich Photo by Nicolai McCrary
home fried beets at east side king
East Side King opens at Cheer Up Charlie's on Wednesday at 5 pm.  Photo courtesy of East Side King/Facebook
Motoyasu Utsunomiya and Paul Qui east side King
new sandwiches and hot dog at East Side King cheer up charlie's
shrimp po boy at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
Moto Dog at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
Beef Pho' Boy at East Side King at CHeer UP Charlie's
Thai fried fish sandwich at East Side King at Cheer Up Charlie's
home fried beets at east side king

East Side King continues its dive bar domination with a new location at Cheer Up Charlies opening on Wednesday evening. The famed trailer's Asian-fusion fare — along with some unexpected new menu items — will be available seven days a week from 5 pm - 1:45 am. 

This is the fifth location of the critically acclaimed collaboration between Top Chef: Texas winner Paul Qui and co-owner Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya. Other locations include the brick-and-mortar on South Lamar Boulevard, Hole in the Wall, Liberty Bar and Wonderland.

The new Cheer Up Charlies menu will definitely satiate happy hour hunger and late-night cravings alike, with new offerings like the Moto Dog, a shrimp po’ boy and a beef pho’ boy, as well as ESK staples like beet home fries. 

Take a look at the full menu below. 

Moto Dog, $6.50: 
Custom-made Tender Belly 100% all-natural Berkshire pork hot dog, karashi, kewpie, pickled cabbage, shaved bonito, nori, negi



Thai Fried Fish Sandwich, $7.50: 
House-made crispy panang curry fish cake, sweet chili sauce, sweet carrot, pickled cabbage, green papaya, cilantro



Shrimp Po' Boy, $9: 
Cornflake crusted gulf shrimp, sweet cabbage slaw, Sriracha, nori, lemon, cilantro



Beef Pho' Boy, $9: 
ESK Italian sandwich au jus
, Pho broth poached beef shabu shabu, semi-soft comté cheese from Antonelli’s, house jardinière, lime, karashi



Beet Home Fries, $7 (vegetarian, gluten-free): 
Deep-fried roasted beets, Kewpie mayo, shichimi togarashi, green onion



Brussels Sprout Salad, $7 (vegetarian, gluten-free option)
: Fried Brussels sprouts, sweet & spicy sauce, cabbage, basil, cilantro, mint, onion, jalapeño, deep-fried bun



Gaufrettes, $3: 
Anchovy vinegar chips, kewpie, nori, green onion



House Made Jardiniere, $1 (Vegan)
: Spicy pickled vegetable relish

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