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]
This Saturday, July 19th, the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off is back and bigger than ever. Last year’s event featured 11 restaurants and food trucks, and this year’s will feature 20. The judges’ decision will be much more difficult and as a visitor, your stomach will be much more full.
Starting at 1 p.m., guests are welcome to sample the hot dogs, enjoy craft beer from Victory Brewing Company, jam out to live music and even vote for their favorite dog of the day. General admission is free, but food/drinks tickets cost $10 for 4 and $30 for 15. Or, if you’re looking for that VIP treatment, spend $30 and get early access at noon, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the Headhouse Square Shambles. To purchase tickets, click here.
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