3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Are Back


This Saturday, July 19th, the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off is back and bigger than ever. Last year’s event featured 11 restaurants and food trucks, and this year’s will feature 20. The judges’ decision will be much more difficult and as a visitor, your stomach will be much more full.

Starting at 1 p.m., guests are welcome to sample the hot dogs, enjoy craft beer from Victory Brewing Company, jam out to live music and even vote for their favorite dog of the day. General admission is free, but food/drinks tickets cost $10 for 4 and $30 for 15. Or, if you’re looking for that VIP treatment, spend $30 and get early access at noon, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the Headhouse Square Shambles. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Chefs Polled for Under-the-Radar Eats


Kim’s Korean BBQ | Photo by Philly Phoodie

First We Feast interviews several top Philadelphia chefs, including Nick Elmi, Peter Serpico, Eli Kulp and Michael Solomonov among others, about their favorite under-the-radar eating experiences in Philadelphia.

The list is full of great spots including Kim’s Korean charcoal barbecue in Olney.

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Machete Kills Danny Trejo Was on the Cherry Bomb Bus


Machete Kills actor Danny Trejo got around town last night. We know he was at the Flyers game but he also made an appearance at the Ritz East movie theater. There, he and director Robert Rodriguez joined Christina Clark and Jennifer Zavala on the Cherry Bomb Bus. Trejo and Rodriguez hopped on the bus and housed some walking tacos and giant Mexican chocolate chip cookies.

The Cherry Bomb Bus was on hand to give out free tacos to customers who attended an advance screening of the movie.

This Friday Is (Kevin) Bacon Fest on the Parkway


This Friday, July 26th you can watch some Bacon while eating bacon on the Parkway. That’s right, Food & Flicks at The Oval presents Footloose, starring THE Kevin Bacon, while food trucks will be serving bacon focused dishes plus a pig roast from the new Cherry Bomb Bus. Participating vendors include:

  •  Local 215
  • Chewy’s
  • Guerilla Ultima
  • Sweet Box Cupcakes
  • Mac Mart Cart
  • Vernalicious
  • Sum Pig
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream

The event runs from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Oval [City of Philadelphia]

Jen Zavala’s Cherry Bomb Bus Appears Ready to Roll


Jen Zavala and Christina Clark have been talking about launching their Cherry Bomb Bus food truck since January, 2012.

In a Facebook post a week ago they seem to say they’re ready to go but the where and when has still not been mentioned.

Yesterday the menu was posted on their Facebook page and they do promise that every Saturday they will be serving a roasted or smoked whole pig (right down to the brains). But as for where? We’re still in the dark. But how hard can it be to find a florescent pink bus?

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Hens Revenge: Industry Night at Teri’s

Jen Zavala and Christina Clark are launching an all-female hosted industry night tonight at Teri’s Bar & Diner. The event which will happen on the third Monday of the month at rotating venues, encourages women in the hospitality to come out in support of each other.

Complimentary food will be offered starting at 10 p.m.  Zavala and Clark who are behind the forthcoming Cherry Bomb Bus are hoping to encourage more women in the kitchen through “support and inspiration and resources to achieve greatness.”

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Jennifer Zavala On Board Cherry Bomb Bus

Top Chef contestent Jennifer Zavala is getting back into mobile food. The one-time chef to heavy metal acts like Pantera and Ozzy Osbourne is back on the bus, the Cherry Bomb Bus. The Philadelphia based business will feature Zavala and pastry  chef Christina Clark. The truck is “coming soon” but the pair will definitely be cooking a special Misery Dinner Party at Teri’s on Valentine’s night.

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