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


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


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 »

The Checkup: Pretty Much All Hamburger Meat Has Poop in It, New Report Says



• 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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Battle of the Burger Names 20 Finalists

Justin Swain of Rex 1516 won the 2014 Battle of the Burger.

Justin Swain of Rex 1516 won the 2014 Battle of the Burger.

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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Percy Street BBQ Is Celebrating National Root Beer Float Day This Thursday

The meal at Percy Street BBQ next Thursday.

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 Monday (Also Known As “A Gift From Us To You”)


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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