SPOTTED: Usher Is in Philly

Now that’s Good Stuff! Happy to have you at the restaurant today Usher! #goodstuffeatery #philly #usher @howuseeit

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Usher was spotted at Good Stuff Eatery yesterday, chowing down on a Sunnyside burger, Vietnamese Milkshake, Toasted Marshmallow Shake, and Onion Petal Fries.

Under the Button reported Usher was also spotted on the University of Pennsylvania campus at Fresh Grocer on 40th and Walnut yesterday.

So keep your eyes peeled Philly, you might run into the man who brought us “Yeah!”

Abe Froman Burger of the Month at Village Whiskey

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Village Whiskey has been creating special burgers of the month for a bit now and we’ve been meaning to check them out. So today Team Foobooz headed in to try October’s burger, the “Abe Froman’s Wursthaus Burger.” An ode to Ferris Buehler’s Day Off and Jose Garces’s once upon a time idea of opening a restaurant named Abe Froman’s, the burger is topped with grilled kielbasa, lager braised sauerkraut, muenster cheese and dijon-truffle aioli.

It was a tasty burger but the $22 price (the Whiskey King is $26, the regular burger is $13) makes it difficult to recommend unless you have an expense account.

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REX 1516’s Burger Series for October

am burger rex 1516REX 1516’s Citywide Special Burger Series has been a big success and the South Street restaurant has just announced its upcoming participants.

Today, FOX 29’s Good Day co-hosts Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley have collaborated to create the AM (Alex and Mike) Burger. It’s topped with Maglio breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and finished with a fried egg.

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P’unk Burger Coming to Passyunk

punk-burger-passyunk-400SliCE owners Marlo and Jason Dilks are filling in one of the few culinary gaps that still remain along East Passyunk. The couple is opening P’unk Burger in November at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue (former Chhaya location).

The burger shop will offer beef, poultry, salmon burgers and soy-free veggie burgers. The menu will also include hand-cut fries and milkshakes.

The restaurant will be BYOB and have room for 25-30. Inside the front window will be an arcade game table-top with the classic Burger Time.

P’unk Burger will be open daily with late-night hours on Friday and Saturday. P’unk is aiming to open in November.

P’unk Burger [Foobooz]

Rex 1516 Wins Battle of the Burger

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Last night’s Battle of the Burger was captured by chef Justin Swain of Rex 1516 with his Pimento Burger. Topped with pimento cheese, crispy red onion, bacon and bibb lettuce, the house blend burger was served on a brioche bun and was the top voted entrant. Swain and his Rex 1516 crew beat out nineteen other restaurants to win the title.

Check out the photos from the Battle last night as Rex 1516 took the crown.

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Battle of the Burger Returns

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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]

Tonight: Foobooz Burger at Rex 1516

The Welsh Medium Rarebit

The Welsh Medium Rarebit | Available only tonight at Rex 1516

Tonight, Tuesday, September 2nd, Rex 1516’s Justin Swain is taking my idea for a Welsh Rarebit burger and turning it into a reality.

The Welsh Medium Rarebit is stuffed with a fontina, mustard, Worcestershire mix and then topped with caramelized onions and a caraway beer cheese. Get it, a beer and shot of whiskey for $15. 

The Welsh Medium Rarebit kicks off another month of special Tuesday night burgers at Rex. Next week will feature a burger created by Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick Marcus Smith. September 16th’s burger will be by Zagat’s Danya Henninger. September 23rd will have Jonathan Deutsch, Professor and Director of Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management coming up with a burger and on September 30th, Mike Jerrick of FOX 29 will be taking his shot.

Rex 1516 [Foobooz]

Philadelphia Owns List of Outrageous Foods

americas-most-outrageous-foods-400The web site CityPASS has created an infographic of the fifteen most outrageous foods in America. And in what must be a point of pride, three of the dishes are from Philadelphia.

PYT, which is the brightest lightbulb for list making moths that there is, makes the infographic for its “Sarancha Burger,” a burger doused in a combo of Sriracha, Ranch and Salsa. Varga Bar’s crab fries, that actually come with crab, also make the list. And thirdly, a food so outrageous it requires two stops, the Philadelphia Taco. The Philadelphia or sometimes, South Street Taco starts with a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak that is then wrapped with a giant slice of Lorenzo’s Pizza around it. 

15 of America’s Most Outrageous Foods [CityPASS]

Tria Taproom Adds a Burger

chimay redCan you be a beer bar without a burger? Tria Taproom was for awhile but beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, the bar is adding a burger to its menu.

It’s a half-pound of beef topped with Chimay cheese, beer pickles and Tria’s “Beer-naise” sauce. It’s $14 and served with a side of crispy fried onions.

In honor of the burger’s kickoff, Tria Taproom is offering Chimay Premiere Trappist ale (the red one) for $5 instead of the usual $9. There will also be a selection of local beers available for just $4 each. Tria Taproom opens on Labor Day at 3 p.m.

Tria Taproom [Foobooz]

Burger Stand Coming to the Reading Terminal

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

George and Kim Mickel, owners of By George and Mezze in the Reading Terminal are opening a specialty burger stand facing the center court of the Market in the former home of Tokyo Sushi Bar (across from The Original Turkey). The new stand, which doesn’t have a name yet will be called Hunger Burger, will also offer shakes, fries, onion rings and other sides.

A portion of each sale will be donated to support hunger relief agencies locally and around the world. Look for the new burger stand at the Reading Terminal to open this fall.

Reading Terminal [Foobooz]

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