Okay, Philly, we get it: you love cupcakes. But what about giving the original handy-dandy on-the-go dessert some love? That’s right, we’re talking about cookies. They’re classic, simple, and a whole lot less messy. Luckily there are delicious cookies all around Philadelphia and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites just for you.
Tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market will be having a free celebration of the release of 2012-2013 Philadelphia Local Food Guide. The Guide, which is a comprehensive annual handbook to local foods in Philly, connects readers to the region’s artisanal breweries, wineries, retailers, caterers, restaurants, markets and more.
To start off a summer season full of crazy events that could end very badly the crew at Tattooed Mom is holding their first annual “Hotter Than Hell” Handmade Hot Sauce Contest. The competition, on Tuesday June 12th from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature 20 contestants vying for the ultimate title. The panel of judges for the competition includes Jen Zavala of Interstate Draft House, Collin Thompson of Barcade, Tony Baris the South Street tattoo artist and self-proclaimed hot sauce junkie, and Chubb Rock of Tattooed Mom.
The Cookie Confidential Truck is opening today at 11 a.m. on Temple University’s campus. The wheeled version of the 5th Street storefront will be setting up at 12th and Norris.
Expect your typical cookies plus a rotating selection of meaty varieties like cheesesteak and bacon chocolate chip. There will also be Undercover Cupcakes for purchase.
Cookie Confidential [Official Site]
Philly Chit Chat tips us off to the forthcoming Max & David’s kosher food truck. Owner Joshua Katz also owns the five-year old Max & David’s restaurant in Elkins Park. Look for the truck around town by mid-March. [PhillyChitChat]
Also arriving on Temple’s campus in mid-March will be the Cookie Confidential’s cookie truck. The 5th and South cookie shop will be serving up a rotating selection of cookies plus coffee and cupcakes. [Meal Ticket]
The paper is down and you can see into Fathom Seafood House. Check out Brownstoner for more photos. [Brownstoner]
Kitchen Consigliere has opened off of Haddon Avenue in Collingswood.
North Bowl is expanding its second floor. Framing and sheathing are underway, facade work will start in a couple weeks. [Fishtank PHL]
Work continues on the former Wander Inn despite some neighborhood resistance. Brownstoner has a photo. [Brownstoner]
The White Dog Cafe in Wayne has opened. [White Dog Cafe Wayne ]
Cookie Confidential is about a week out on 5th Street near South. Cheesesteak cookies? Really? [Meal Ticket]
Soup Kitchen has opened on Susquehana in Fishtown. It’s currently serving breakfast and coffee. [Brownstoner]
Thai L’Elephant is moving in Phoenixville. The new address will be 301 Bridge Street.
Stephen Starr’s Il Pittore which was going to go into the former Ansill space at 3rd and Bainbridge has done an about face and is heading to Locust Street and the old Deux Cheminees. [The Insider]
Cookie Confidential is setting up shop at 517 S 5th Street before years end. [Cookie Confidential]
500Âº has increased the size of its burger and shrunk its costs. [The Insider]
Philadelphia Chutney Company is now open and Meal Ticket has the photos. [Meal Ticket]
Green Eggs Cafe’s second location will open this Saturday in Northern Liberties. [The Insider]