In this week’s Philadelphia Weekly Brian Freedman reviews Marrakesh Express, the food truck version of the storefront that vanished from our foodscape last spring.
Chicken shawarma is one of the most impressive, the perfume of cardamom in its ras el-hanout spicing lending the tender chunks of meat a sense of mystery. But success here is about more than just the seasoning: The chicken itself is expertly cooked, brought to a point of succulence but not falling apart.
Marrakesh Express Is on a Roll [Philadelphia Weekly]
Philadelphia’s newest food truck, Marrakesh Express is opening today at 40th and Locust. The truck will be cooking up halal Moroccan food like falafel and shawarma. The truck will be on location daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Tim McGinnis is pushing his wares beyond Plenty on East Passyunk. Artisinal by Plenty is providing sandwiches to cafes and groceries. Shot Tower Coffee is the first to add the quality bites. [Meal Ticket]
Chef Shawn Sollberger has left Gunners Run which has been open a bit more than a month. [The Insider]
Marrakesh Express closes before City Paper can review it. Too bad as it sounded pretty good. [Meal Ticket]