Urgie's Cheesesteaks to open bar on Water Street in Harrisonburg

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Two brothers from outside Philadelphia are bringing cheesesteaks to the Friendly City!

Urgie's Cheesesteaks started at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, and later, the owners took their talents to local breweries and wineries.

Steven and Tommy Urglavitch have always wanted to have their own neighborhood restaurant and bar.

"Urgie's Cheesesteaks at the Carriage House" let them bring a slice of home to the Shenandoah Valley.

The Philadelphia natives have packed a 24-foot customized concession trailer.

"We have state of the art flat top grills, fryers, we do all our preparation here in terms of slicing our meats," said Steven.

They can cook 10 cheesesteaks on the grill at one time.

"We still have the outside stand of your typical Philadelphia cheesesteak stand," said Tommy. "You can walk up, you can order, do whatever you want. But we're putting our Urgie twist to it, we're adding a fully stocked bar inside."

You can grab a drink, and of course, watch Philadelphia sports.

The brothers are committed to teaching people how to keep the line rolling, and say there is a proper way to order a cheesesteak.

Start with cheese (American, provolone, or cheese whiz), add any extras (peppers, mushrooms, and others), and decide "wit" or "witout" sauteed onions.

They have specialty cheesesteaks, such as "The Hat Tricks Works," with all three cheeses and three vegetables.

The Philly fans even have a sandwich dedicated to the Philadelphia Eagles: 3 cheeses, 3 vegetables, spicy cherry peppers, pepperoni, and Griffin's Hot Sauce, on a 12-inch roll.

Tommy said he is also excited about the upcoming addition of buffalo chicken to their menu. There are also cheesesteak fries and funnel cake fries.

Urgie's holds a special place for first responders.

"Tommy was a Marine, and he served in Iraq. He served in combat," said Steven. "All of our first responders, fire fighters, police officers, EMS, they will always be welcome here."

"It's really important to us to be able to create an environment and a vibe that just makes everybody, regardless of who you are, comfortable and be able to come in, have a beer and a cheesesteak," said Tommy.

The kitchen is open Tuesday through Sunday, and the owners hope the construction of the Carriage House Bar will be complete within the next two weeks.

First responders will receive a 15% discount on Thursdays to thank them for their service.

Urgie's Cheesesteaks at the Carriage House is located at 245 East Water Street in Harrisonburg.

You can find more information, and a full menu, at urgiescheesesteaks.com.