Top Chef star Spike Mendelsohn has closed his Center City burger joint, Good Stuff Eatery. The cocky Mendelsohn opened Good Stuff, his brand’s first spot outside of the D.C. market in June of 2014. And now, just over a year later, the burger that was going to take it from Shake Shack, Five Guys and Bobby’s Burger Palace has left Philadelphia.
The building at 108 South 18th Street may not be dark for long. A liquor license application is already in the window, transferring the license from the Good Stuff group. No details were immediately available on who is purchasing the liquor license.
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PYT is headed to New York City.
Tommy Up may be facing competition in Philadelphia with the announcement that Mark Wahlberg’s Wahlbergers is coming to the Piazza, but the PYT frontman is moving ahead with a New York location. The second PYT opens in the Bowery next week and will bring its same brand of zany creations to New York City.
According to Business Insider, the New York PYT will have just four tables inside but the same Doctor Frankenstein creations coming out of the kitchen. There will also be a secret door in what appears to be a video game that leads to SRO, a speakeasy pizzeria.
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Mark Wahlberg in Northern Liberties with his Wahlbergers food truck.
We’ve heard the rumor that Wahlburgers was coming to the Piazza for a few months now, most recently from HughE Dillon, who was told Mark Wahlberg was seen at the former Darling’s Diner yesterday. The burger chain from the Wahlberg clan including exec chef Paul Wahlberg, has four locations and plans for as many more, is also the subject of the A&E TV show Wahlburgers.
Today Mark Wahlberg and the Wahlburgers food truck were filming in front of the Piazza and giving out burgers.
No timeline on when Philadelphia’s first Wahlburgers might open. But keep an eye out for the food truck, Wahlburgers Philadelphia Twitter feed is teasing that the truck is heading somewhere else soon.
Grilling season may be over, but it’s always a good time for a burger.
With Labor Day being celebrated tomorrow, the unofficial end of summer is upon us, and many will be putting away their backyard grills for the season. Gone will be wins and losses of barbecue season, the patties packed with peppers, onions and seasoning, that wowed the assembled, the overdone hockey pucks that were rejected by the family dog. Read more »
• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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Justin Swain of Rex 1516 won the 2014 Battle of the Burger.
Philadelphia magazine’s Battle of the Burger is set for Monday, September 14th at the Armory on 23rd Street. 20 burgers have qualified via popular vote and guests will get to taste them all and vote for the best of them all.
And since the event is co-sponsored by Birds 24/7, you don’t have to worry about missing the Eagles season opener, the game will of course be on.
Tickets are $50 per person and include burgers, beer and of course the Birds.
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The Brisket Burger and Root Beer Float for National Root Beer Float Day
There are many, many delicious things we all owe Philadelphia big thanks for (I’d take a moment to list highlights, but I have no doubt we all have a personal set of favorites). On that list, quite close to the top, is the Root Beer Float. So on Thursday, August 6th, we celebrate.
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Burger deal at Lo Spiedo.
On the off chance this weekly celebration was unbeknownst to you, welcome now to Burger Monday. The day where burgers are not so many dollars as they are usually, but remain every bit as delicious.
Celebrate the start of the week in proper burger fashion with Lo Spiedo, where burgers are $5 until 6:30 PM today. That means the usual brisket burger ($14) just made it’s way well into your price range.
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Burger 21’s Texas Haystack burger
Burger-deprived Philadelphians, your despair will soon end. Your savior? A Florida-based franchise that goes by the name of Burger 21. Read more »
Blueberry Cardamom Pie Shake with preserves from Green Aisle Grocery.
P’unk Burger has been busy. They’ve sold 10,000 burgers since their February opening so now they’re celebrating with exciting new menu items and collaborations. These new burgers, shakes, and salads will stay on through the end of June at least.
The new burgers include the Big Fat Greek Burger and the Jalapeno Burger. The BFGB is a collaboration between the owners and their neighbor, Amin Bitar of Bitar’s. It features organic lamb with smashed falafel, tzatziki, cucumber and red onion.
The Jalapeno Burger is thanks to a collaboration with 1732 Meats: the organic beef burger is topped with 1732’s jalapeno bacon and then further perfected with jalapeno jack cheese, cilantro and pico de gallo. Though this burger was introduced in May, its feature is extended through June as it has quickly become the most popular specialty burger.
But it doesn’t stop there. There’s a Blueberry Cardamom Pie Shake that’s mixed and topped with fresh baked pie crust from neighbor Chhaya Cafe. There’s also a “lighter” milkshake, the Reanimator Red Eye, made with Little Baby’s non-dairy ice cream and Reanimator Coffee. The lighter menu continues with a Seared Ahi Salad and a Vegan Pulled Portobello Sandwich as well.
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