Han Chiang Decapitates A Pig For Munchies


Munchies has another “Chef’s Night Out” videos, and this time they’re hanging out with Han Chiang, some of his crew from Han Dynasty, and a bunch of other Philly notables. It takes all of 49 seconds before the director shows the Rocky statue for the first time, but after that, things settle down into a kind of pinwheel of debauchery in which Han and his crew drink, talk Szechuan food, drink, talk shit, do shots, talk with Ben and Christina Miller from Barbacoa, eat some testicles, do more shots, eat a lamb eyeball taco, go to Amis, decapitate a pig, drink more, go to Prime Stache for wings (and more drinks), then head back to Han Dynasty for Szechuan hot pot and a philosophical walk-off where Han talks about playing Clash Of Clans and wonders where all the strippers are.

Really, it’s the kind of thing you have to see for yourself.

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The South Philly Barbacoa Will Not Happen at Isaiah Zagar Garage

barbacoaThe Passyunk Post is reporting that the South Philly Barbacoa project from Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez will not be happening in the Isaiah Zagar garage at 10th and Watkins.

The Post says Miller is still looking for a space in South Philly and David Goldfarb, the East Passyunk Crossing zoning chair is assisting.

You can still get the barbacoa on Sunday mornings outside of Rosa’s Bakery at 8th and Watkins. Also look for Miller and Martinez at the Garage on Friday, February 28th.

That was quick. South Philly Barbacoa will NOT be in Zagar warehouse [Passyunk Post]
South Philly Barbacoa [Foobooz]

Barbacoa at Tap Room on 19th Tonight

tap-room-on-19thWe’ve previously told you about the South Philly Barbacoa cart that has been popping up at 8th and Watkins on Sunday mornings. If you’re not a morning, or even afternoon person, you’ve got another chance to try Cristina Martinez’s barbacoa and other tacos tonight at Tap Room on 19th.

Martinez and her husband Benjamin Miller will be selling $3 plates from 6 p.m. till they sell out.

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South Philly Barbacoa Cart Launches Sunday


Photo via Food Junkets

Earlier this month we told you Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez were looking to open a South Philadelphia Barbacoa at 1002 Watkins Street. The couple was to have a neighborhood zoning meeting regarding the project this week but the snow has pushed that to Monday, January 27th.

This Sunday however, Miller and Martinez will be selling their barbacoa from a food cart outside Mexican bakery Los Rosa’s at 8th and Watkins. The cart will open at 7 a.m. and will be serving till everything is sold out.

Brion Shreffler (who chased barbacoa for City Paper back in 2011) has more on his food blog, Food Junkets. Check it out for more on the couple’s plans for a South Philly Barbacoa.

The Story Behind a South Philly Barbacoa Food Cart Set to Launch This Sunday [Food Junkets]

Around the Web: Recent Openings Edition

The lamb shank is the star at an early dinner at Tashan. [The Feeding Tube]

Philly Phoodie enjoys the well executed chicken shawarma sandwich from Alzaytouna Restaurant in the Italian Market. [Philly Phoodie]

Rotisseur isn’t exactly new anymore but we can’t get over how much we love the banh mi with crispy chicken skins and neither can Midtown Lunch. [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown Lunch also checks out Barbacoa, the Peruvian chicken spot that has opened in Upper Darby. [Midtown Lunch]

Quick Bites: Fall Restaurant Openings and Starr’s Own YouTube Channel

Michael Klein counts 60 new restaurants planning on opening this Fall. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Mike Santoro might be out at Talula’s Garden but it sounds like he’s sticking around town. The Feast has an interview with him where he teases a restaurant concept that would feature “Medieval cuisine, updated with modern techniques.” [The Feast]

Starr Restaurants now has a YouTube Channel. Check out the cask system at Dandelion or how to make a Tartufo pizza like the pros at Pizzeria Stella. [YouTube]

Upper Darby’s Barbacoa celebrates a proper grand opening on September 7th. The spot serves up Peruvian style roasted chicken. [Meal Ticket]

The Latin Farmer truck is expanding its selections and adding some new stops. Today it will be at the Norris Square Farmers’ Market. [Grub Street]

Temple University is getting a Mugshots Coffee to call its own. The spot will be opening shortly at 1520 Cecil C. Moore Ave. [Naked Philly]