South Philly Barbacoa’s Benjamin Miller Hosting Right to Work Events


Benjamin Miller at a barbacoa event.

South Philly Barbacoa’s Benjamin Miller has been a vocal supporter of immigrant restaurant workers and he is going to be hosting a series of events to raise awareness and show solidarity with those unable to work legally in the United States. On Monday, November 30th, he is hosting a dinner upstairs at Nomad Pizza. The event will begin at 6:30 with a meet-and-greet, dinner, presentations and live music.

A donation is requested for the dinner and the event will be capped at 50 people. Chefs Nick Macri (La Divisa Meats), Calvin Okunoye (Restaurant Opportunities Center), Cristina Martinez  (South Philly Barbacoa) and Elijah Milligan (H2o Kitchen).

Reservations will be accepted starting at noon on Monday, November 16th. Watch the Facebook page for a number to call.

More on the goals of the event »

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]

Plans Emerge for South Philly Barbacoa

Photo via the Passyunk Post

Photo via the Passyunk Post

The Passyunk Post has the details on South Philly Barbacoa, a couple days a week Mexican pit barbecue proposed for 1002 Watkins Street in South Philadelphia. Benjamin Miller would be the owner and operator. Miller currently works in the kitchen at Kanella and has worked for Amis in the past.

The concept goes in front of the East Passyunk Crossing Zoning committee on January 22nd. Check out the Passyunk Post for more information.

“South Philly Barbacoa” would be the BYOB in Zagar’s warehouse [Passyunk Post]