The 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]
Can 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]
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 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]
Starting this Friday, August 22nd, The Fat Ham is offering a late evening burger, beer and bourbon special. For $18 you can get a pimento cheeseburger with fries and a side of “Comeback sauce”; a can of Neshaminy Creek beer and a shot of Four Roses Yellow Label bourbon. The deal runs from 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Fat Ham [Foobooz]
Rex 1516 is continuing its guest burger chef series through August. This month, chefs Jeremy Nolen, Kevin Sbraga and George Sabatino will be participating.
Sabatino, who’s Aldine project is moving forward, will be the featured chef tonight. He’s crafted “the Livin’ La Vida Local” burger that’s topped with heirloom chile relish, Green Aisle summer pickle medley and fresh Jersey milk cheese.
The burger costs $15 and includes a pint of Newbold IPA and a shot of Buffalo Trace. Each week, the burger and an accompanying pun will be posted on chef Justin Swain’s Instagram feed.
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Photo via the Travel Channel
Sketch Burger on Girard Avenue in Fishtown will be getting some TV time tonight on the Travel Channel’s Hamburger Paradise 3. The show airs tonight, Tuesday, July 29th at 10 p.m.
Hamburger Paradise 3 [Travel Channel]
Sketch Burger [Official]
• Lemon-Garlic Tuna Burgers (Mmmmmm.), plus 55 lighter burger recipes to try, just in time for Fourth of July. [Greatist]
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For the month of July, Iron Chef Jose Garces’ restaurant, Village Whiskey is heating things up with a mouthwatering burger, and you can thank San Fermín’s Running of the Bulls for it.
To celebrate the event, Village Whiskey will debut the Angry Bull Burger featuring aged manchego cheese, chorizo billbao, fried padron pepper, tempranillo grilled onions and smoked paprika aioli. The burger will cost $22 and that’s no bull.
Village Whiskey [Foobooz]
Blue Duck Sandwich Co. – Comes with paprika rubbed bacon, gruyere, pickled Swiss chard stems, crispy shallots and lemon Swiss chard mayo.
Starting today, Tuesday, July 1st, and continuing throughout the summer, REX 1516 will be hosting a Guest Chef Burger Series. Each week, the restaurant will bring a new burger to the menu. REX will supply the buns, burgers, sides and booze, while the guest chefs will put together a burger using their own toppings and creating an original ‘pun.’
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The self-described healthier-fast-causal chain is bringing its first shop to the Philadelphia area. B.good is looking to open five locations in the Philadelphia area, starting with Marlton, NJ tomorrow, June 26th.
B.good offers fresh products – house-ground burgers and sandwiches, kale and quinoa bowls, vegetable burgers, smoothies and more – using healthy ingredients from local producers. Deb Lutz, a Philadelphia native and the woman behind the local expansion said “b.good serves food you can feel good about eating, even though it’s served fast.”
The shop is teaming up with Sunday Suppers, a non-profit, for its charity event on Sunday, July 13th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. B.good will donate proceeds from $5 meals to the non-profit. Sunday Suppers works to “strengthen the health and well-being of families through the transformative power of family meals.”
B.good will be located at The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 South in Marlton, NJ. No other locations have been finalized as of yet.