The 6th annual 2nd Street Festival is back. On August 3rd from noon to 10 p.m., enjoy 6-blocks of over 150 vendors, including restaurants, food trucks, beer gardens, pop-up margarita bars, craft stations, and musical guests. Lil’ Pop Shop, Mac Mart Cart, Silk City Diner, and The Cow & The Curd are just a few of the places you can get your eats on. And across the festival, close to 30 artists and bands will be performing.
Yet the event isn’t just there to give you a good ole’ Sunday Funday, the 2nd Street Festival works to bring the community together and introduce others to the neighborhood. “This really is a unique, grass-roots neighborhood endeavor, putting a spotlight on the businesses, artists, and community members that make Northern Liberties so special,” said Owen Kamihira, a founding sponsor and owner of El Camino Real.
The festival is free and open to all ages.
2nd Street Festival [Official]
Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia
• All hail the food truck! Especially these five local trucks that have their vegetarian game down pat. [Green Philly Blog]
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Crab Fries meet Mac’n Cheese because oh yes, Wells Fargo has just added a new food stand to the lineup: Mac Mart. The food truck will take its business to not one, but two locations in the arena. The move is expected to happen around September.
This is the second mobile vendor that has made the leap to Wells Fargo Center stand. Gozen opened a main concourse stand back in January of 2013.
And for those of you who don’t frequent the sporty destination, Mac Mart is keeping the food truck on the streets as well.
Mac Mart [Official]
Food at the Wells Fargo Center [Official]
Clear your schedule. The Nutella truck tour is coming to Philadelphia and it’s spending a full week in town. The truck will have samples of Nutella-filled food, activities, a photo station, and prizes like stickers and shirts, so you can show off your Nutella pride loud and proud.
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The Clark Park Farmers’ Market has just released information on their summer-long festivities, all of which start today, June 26th, and will continue every Thursday during the summer. The weekly event will feature Vendy Award winning food trucks, a free 7-week outdoor film series, prizes and demonstrations.
And what’s on schedule for today? The food trucks lining up for Awesome Fest, the free summer long outdoor movie series, will be Poi Dog, Curbside Creamery, Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart, Pie Stand and Flavor Spot. Trucks open at 3 p.m and the movie, Riot on the Dance Floor, starts at 9 p.m. Plus free demonstrations, led by our very own Emily Teel, will be going on from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Attendees will learn how to preserve the fruit and vegetables from the farmers’ market in their own home. And you might even be able to snag a prize while you watch. The demonstrations will be a monthly event.
Clark Park is located at 43rd Street between Baltimore and Chester Avenues.
Awesome Fest [Official]
What better way to say thank you to dad than with a few food trucks? Brittingham’s is hosting a Father’s Day Food Truck Block Party on Sunday, June 15th. The featured trucks will be Poi Dog, which serves up a variety of Hawaiian Tacos, Spot, known for its handcrafted burgers, The Whirly Pig, you can get a basket of bacon… need I say more? And finally, for dessert, Sweet Box Cupcakes, where you’ll have to choose between flavors like Dulce de Leche, Chocolate Ganache and Lime Coconut. Or you can just get all three because hey, it is Father’s Day after all. And to wash everything down? Beer by Brittingham’s will be there. So make this Father’s Day count by stuffing your and your dad’s face with good food and beer.
Get ready to roll out the red carpet because the Vendy Awards are back. This Saturday, June 14th, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. the top vendors in Philadelphia will meet at Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown for you to get a taste of some of their best recipes. But the hard part comes after the eating when you vote for People’s Choice, Rookie of the Year and Best Dessert. The finalists include The Cow and The Curd competing for the Vendy Cup, Heart Food Truck competing for Rookie of the Year and Milk + Sugar competing for Best Dessert. Tickets are $55 for adults and and $30 for kids (ages 8-12).
The event will be full of food, drinks, music and more drinks because at the end of the night, Fette Sau and Frankford Hall will be be having after-party drink specials. And to top it all off, the event is a fundraiser for The Food Trust, the non-profit organization in Philadelphia that strives to give all Philadelphians nutritious and affordable food. To buy your tickets or get more info on the event, click on the link below.
Vendy Awards [Official]
The Food Trust [Official]
So, big week at Hot Diggity, right? First they go and get themselves all over the jumping box with their star-making appearance on the Travel Channel’s Hot Dog Paradise. And now word has come down that owner Keith Garabedian is looking to invest in his own version of the Wienermobile in order to take his tubesteaks on the road.
Or, to be more specific, he’s looking for YOU to invest, which is why he’s listed the project on Lucky Ant (one of those new-fangled crowd-funding sites) and is hoping to bring in anywhere from $7000-$10,000 in order to get a fully tricked-out hot dog food truck on the streets. And while sure, it would be very cool of you to drop by and throw a few bucks at this very worthy project without expecting anything in return, the way these things work is on a bonus system. You give a little money, you get a little something back (a free dog and a free drink for donating $5, for example). Give a lot, though, and you might get something super-cool…
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The Philly Mobile Food Association is at it again. The PMFA announced three pop-up events for this weekend on their website today.
A “Re-Up” Pop-Up has the PMFA returning with the Lutheran Settlement House on June 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. to at 1390 Frankford Avenue. Philly’s favorite food trucks have decided to make another stop at this Fishtown locale after the success of their first pop-up there. Lutheran Settlement House will be providing beer and requests donations, while Lil’ Dan’s, the Smoke Truck, Sweet Box Cupcakes, and Delicias will serve food. Click here for more info.
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Well, I was planning to scarf down a $2.50 egg-and-cheese sandwich (ketchup and pepper) from a street vendor near Foobooz World Headquarters. But once I spied these clear-as-day rodent droppings sitting atop a long roll on the counter inside the cart, I decided to skip breakfast altogether. (See, I knew I should have gone with the English muffin.) Read more »