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Chef Andy Little Is Bringing Crowd-Favorite Cheesesteaks Back to Josephine

The James Beard Award semifinalist chef brings a different type of Pennsylvania flavor to the table for happy hour

Josephine/Official Photo

James Beard Award semifinalist Andy Little is bringing fan favorite flavors from his home state of Pennsylvania to his 12South restaurant Josephine on a more permanent basis, starting on Wednesday, September 2. A new happy hour menu featuring a few variations of Philly’s signature sandwich — the cheesesteak — rolls out today for takeout and in the bar and dining room.

The new happy hour menu still starts off with the steal of a solid $7 double-patty burger, then follows with a selection of five cheesesteaks. There’s a traditional called the balboa — shaved ribeye “whiz with” plus onions. The paulie adds mushrooms, peppers, and pizza sauce, while the mighty mick’s adds lettuce, tomato, Duke’s mayo, and American cheese. Two more options are on the menu, as are Utz potato chips. Cheesesteaks runs from $12-$15.

Josephine [Official Photo]

The happy hour menu is available for dine-in or carryout during happy hour, every Wednesday-Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Bar seating will be open at 50-percent capacity

For curbside pickup, call 615-292-7766 to place an order (a 20-percent service charge is added to each to-go order). The dining room at Josephine is open Wednesday thru Sunday. In an attempt to protect guests and staff members at Josephine and in accordance with Nashville’s current guidelines, guests are required to wear a mask upon entering and leaving the restaurant — as well as to and from the restroom. The regular dinner menu at Josephine is also available for delivery via Postmates.

Chef Little grew up in central Pennsylvania with traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America then worked under Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington before a stint at Pennsylvania’s Evermay-on-the-Delaware, which eventually led him back to his hometown to spearhead the fine dining restaurant at The Sheppard Mansion. The chef moved to Nashville in 2013, and since has been named a 2017 and 2018 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast. His restaurant Josephine is best known for a menu merging his Pennsylvania Dutch roots with Southern hospitality.