Rex 1516 Continues Guest Burger Series

sabatino-burgerRex 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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Angry Bull Burger Comes to Village Whiskey

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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]

Guest Burger Chef Series at REX 1516

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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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b.good Coming to Philly

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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.

b.good [Official]

First Bite: Good Stuff Eatery

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Top Chef runner-up Spike Mendelsohn is in town today for the grand opening of his Good Stuff Eatery. The 18th Street restaurant had a good crowd this afternoon but was doing an admirable job keeping up with curious first day eaters who lined up to the door.

The burger spot reflects Mendelsohn’s cocky persona with a painted wall stating “Food So Pure You’ll Think It’s Amish” to staff t-shirts thanking Shake Shack, Bobby’s Burger Palace and others while stating “we’ll take it from here.”

Mendelsohn himself, spent time working behind the counter, tossing trash away and also mingling with guests like you’d expect a celebrity to do.

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Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery Has A Date

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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery is finally getting ready to open the doors. The big day? Tuesday, June 24. There’ll be a bunch of press stuff (with his Spike-ness in attendance) starting at 10am, and then the doors officially open to the public at 11am for burgers, hand-cut fries and milkshakes.

There’ll be prizes, of course. The first 100 customers in line get a chance to win a pair of tickets for a Celebrity Cruises trip this summer (on which they’ll be joined by Spike, so…awesome?). And the first 1,000 customers will get to grab prizes out of a “Bowl Of Good Stuff.” You know, kind of like when you go to the dentist. Said Good Stuff includes tee shirts, signed copies of the Good Stuff cookbook, VIP cards, tickets to various sporting events and things like that.

But seriously, 1,000 customers? That’s gonna be one helluva line.

Good Stuff Eatery [f8b8z]

Sidecar Shakes Up Its Menu

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Sidecar Bar & Grille at 22nd and Christian is changing up its menu. The biggest change is the addition of a burger section that includes ten different burgers plus a build-your-own option. After 10 p.m. all of the house burgers, as well as the build-your-own version are reduced to $10. Also new on the menu is the beer can chicken sandwich, long a stalwart at Kraftwork (Sidecar’s sister bar) and an al pastor sandwich served on a long roll.

Sidecar is also rolling out a new happy hour promotion called “7 Before 7.” The deals include seven half-priced draft beers, $4 house cocktails and $4 picklebacks from the bar’s new pickleback list. Two carnitas, nachos and chicken bites are available between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for $7.

Sidecar Bar & Grille [Foobooz]

Illg’s Meats Is Closing

Illg’s Meats in Chalfont is closing up shop. The processing plant and retail shop’s meats show up on local menus at the like of Frankford Hall among others.

A note on Illg’s web site reads:

We are saddened to announce that after more than 50 years of serving the Bucks County community, Illg’s Meats will be closing it’s doors.  We will be open through the week of July 5th(closed on the 4th).  There will be two days of clearance sales on July 8th and 9th.  We ask that you place your orders with as much prior notification as possible to ensure it’s fullfillment. Thank you for the many years of faithful patronage, you will be greatly missed.

Ernst A. Illg Meats has been located in Bucks County since 1964, before that it was located at 29th and Master Streets in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood.

Illg Meats [Official]

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