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Since a Sunday hockey post-game barbecue turned into a crab fest a few weeks ago, I’ve had a major hankering for crabs. Last week there were several events to satiate that craving and this Labor Day weekend looks to have several more.
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On Sunday, October 12th, it’s a battle for the best gravy at the Tap Room on 19th.
Michael Strauss will be putting his gravy up against all the best that South Philly has to offer: 20 other gravy-makers (along with Strauss) will be competing for the best gravy, as well as a $200 grand prize.
You can play along as well. Head down to the Tap Room on the 12th to sample the different gravies and lock in your vote for the “People’s Choice.”
In the meantime, Joe Abruzzo (a lover of all things gravy-related), Louis Marchesani (guitar player for The Gin Canaries and local peep), Tom Deeney (makes a mean gravy himself, owner of TN HomeMade Kitchen), and finally Danya Henninger (local food writer) will be judging the competition and awarding the prize.
The event is free, but if you're interested in competing, email Strauss at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter. After that, it's all gravy.
Tap Room On 19th [f8b8z]
Philadelphia magazine is hosting its second annual Battle of the Burger on Wednesday, September 10th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prepare to kick back and witness an epic burger grill off. Guests taste an unlimited amount of the 20 burgers prepared for competition, including burgers from Hickory Lane, Rex 1516 and Taproom on 19th.
Guests will also enjoy beer from Amstel as they vote their favorite burger to victory. One restaurant at the end of the voting will be crowned Philadelphia magazine’s ultimate winner.
The Battle of the Burger will happen at The Piazza at Schmidt’s at 1001 N 2nd Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $60 each, or online for a discounted price.
Battle of the Burger [Philadelphia Magazine]