The Cheeseburger at Fountain Porter: An Appreciation

Fountain Porter. Photo by Jared Brey.

Fountain Porter. Photo by Jared Brey.

In the past, we’ve given the burger at Fountain Porter a Best Of Philly award for Best Bargain Burger. We’ve included it in two different round-ups–our big list of the Best Burgers In Philly, and our guide to Classic Bar Foods. And now, there’s this: An appreciation of the $5 burger from Philly mag man about town, Jared Brey.

I want to say that I’ve eaten the cheeseburger at Fountain Porter between 10 and 20 times, most recently about thirty minutes ago.

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Chef Matt Zagorski Rolls Out New Menu at Pennsylvania 6

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Soft Polenta with golden beets, tellegio, pinenuts, pecorino cheese, and crispy oregano

A familiar name is now the executive chef at Pennsylvania 6. Mathew Zagorski, who was the main man at Hickory Lane and Rouge also worked at Striped Bass and Lacroix back in the day rolls out his first full menu today at the Midtown Village restaurant.

The menu takes advantage of Zagorski’s experience with classic French technique and applies it to Pennsylvania 6′ American bistro concept. And of course there is a burger on the menu. The menu also includes crudo, shareable dishes like crab cake with Andouille sausage, plates like pasta with lamb shoulder ragout, a selection of steaks and chops plus sandwiches. Prices range from $12 for salads and starters up to $42 for an 18-ounce rack of lamb.

Pennsylvania 6 will also continue its raw bar program, including its buck-a-shuck oysters for happy hour weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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SpOt Burger Rolls Out New Menu with Hot Dogs and Sweets

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

SpOt Burger which opened its brick-and-mortar storefront in Brewerytown back in January has rolled out the first major revision to its menu. The Best of Philly winning cheesesteak is there as well as the impressive Jawn and Sloppy Joe, as are the burgers that range from the SpOt burger with bacon, cheddar, pickles, coleslaw and SpOt sauce to the over-the-top Umami burger made with mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, ssamjang, pickled daikon, cucumber and teriyaki. New however is the of option mini beef or chicken burgers served with cheese,pickles and onions.

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Shhhhh, Revolution Taco Has a Secret Burger

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

Well, it’s not so secret anymore.

Aside from the tacos, burritos, and empanadas, you can now order Revolution Taco’s “secret burger.” The catch is that it isn’t on the menu, and they only serve six per day.

Revolution Taco co-owner Michael Sultan wanted to add the Revolution Burger to the (secret) menu as it was a popular item on Street Food Philly food truck.

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SpOt Burgers Opens Sunday in Brewerytown

The JAWN - a SpOt original featuring sliced ribeye, sloppy joe meat, fries, Whiz, onions, SpOt sauce.

The JAWN – a SpOt original featuring sliced ribeye, sloppy joe meat, fries, Whiz, onions, SpOt sauce.

SpOt Burgers is opening its brick-and-mortar storefront in Brewerytown this Sunday, January 17th. Joshua Kim is bringing his accolade winning food cart indoors to 2821 West Girard Avenue.

In addition to ten varieties of burgers, Kim is offering house-butchered steak sandwiches, pork sandwiches, sloppy Joes, specialty egg rolls and fries. The burgers range are $8 to $9 and the most expensive thing on the menu is his Best of Philly winning ribeye cheesesteak.

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Wahlburgers Will Be at Miley Cyrus Concert

WahlburgersWhat’s going on Saturday night at the Electric Factory? A special giveaway, a burger truck and Miley Cyrus, that’s what.

As Philadelphia anticipates the soon-to-be opening of The Wahlburgers Food Truck (founded by the famous Wahlburg brothers, Donnie, Paul and Mark) the burger truck is hitting the streets tomorrow to serve its signature sandwiches at the Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz concert.

The Electric Factory, is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary season and the Wahlburgers truck will award one lucky person a “Golden Ticket” that will give them two general admission tickets to every concert through October 1, 2016. All you have to do is answer a trivia question on the Wahlburgers Facebook page to enter to win.

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Spiked! Good Stuff Eatery Closes

good-stuff-eatery-closed-940Top 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.

Good Stuff Eatery [Foobooz]

Tommy Up and PYT Opening in New York

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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.

PYT Burgers [Official]

Wahlburgers Coming to the Piazza

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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.

Wahlburgers [Foobooz]

Our List of Philadelphia’s Best Burgers Will Ease Your End-of-Summer Pain

Zac's Double Burger | Photo via Aramark

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 »

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