Former Taco Truckers Miss Taco Trucking, Start New Taco Truck

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It seems as though Michael Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen, the two taco truck operators who went brick-and-mortar two years ago with Revolution Taco, are still taco-truck-people at heart. Years before they set up shop in Rittenhouse, Sultan and Nguyen ran a few mobile food vending operations, Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo (both shuttered to focus on their catering arm 33rd St Hospitality Catering and new-ish East Falls cafe The Mill’s Cafe).

But after two pretty fantastic years with walls instead of wheels, Sultan and Nguyen are heading back into the mobile taco-vending game with the Revolution Taco Truck.

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Jennifer Zavala Goes Rogue With Illegal Tamale Truck

Jennifer "Fear" Zavala is not a fan of red tape.

Jennifer “Fear” Zavala is not a fan of red tape.

We don’t hear from Philly chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala that often, but when we do, there’s always a good story there, whether it’s her insane wedding, that time she singlehandedly foiled the world’s dumbest caper with a dirt-simple South Philly sting operation, or tales of her cannabis catering. And now, she’s back with a rogue South Philly tamale truck. Er, make that a tamale van. Read more »

DNC Passyunk Passeggiata Street Festival

Passyunk PasseggiataTonight, Wednedsay, July 27th, the weekly Passyunk Passeggiata will turn into a Street Festival for the DNC.

From 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. tonight, Passyunk Avenue will be closed from Broad Street to The Singing Fountain. The avenue will be lined with street food  and outdoor bars and restaurants from Cantina Los Caballitos, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Noir, Stogie Joe’s and lots of food trucks.

There will be special happy hours, appetizer discounts, movie screenings, and extended late hours at a ton of restaurants and bars. Check below to see the full list of specials.

In addition to all the food and drinks specials, there will be live music from local bands and DJs and shopping promotions up and down the avenue.

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The Vietnamese Cheesesteak: Hot Take on a Philly Staple

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak

It can be tricky to mess with a classic, especially one as beloved as the cheesesteak. Tampering with the simple “one whiz wit” could be a fraught with peril but Chad Kubanoff, owner of Same Same, has decided he’s up to the task.

The Vietnamese Cheesesteak” will be making its debut at the Liberty Lands Music Festival and Flea Market, this Saturday, June 4th.

The sandwich layers shaved beef shank with caramelized onions, pickled onions, Laughing Cow cheese on top of banh mi bread. This is all topped off with a concoction Kubanoff dubs “Jawn Sauce,” which is a special blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, and garlic.

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Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival

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On Saturday, May 9th, 60 food trucks from Philly, Baltimore, and Washington DC will descend upon Xfinity Live to compete for the title of best food truck in the Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Philabundance.

The entire lineup of trucks has yet to be announced, but some of the participants will include the Surf and Turf Truck, The Cow and the Curd, Luscious Bakery, Philly’s Finest Samboni Boys, Sum Pig Food Truck, Kommie Pig, BBQ Bus DC, and Baron Von Schwein.

VIP tickets are $65 and get you into the festival at 11 am (that’s one hour before the general admission plebeians get in) and one all you care to drink (or as I like to think of it: all your liver can handle) pass, as well as seating in the special VIP area. General admission is only $15, and includes entry to the festival and one vote in the People’s Choice awards. Get your tickets here.

Local Yogis Launch Fundraising Campaign for Vegetarian Food Truck

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Justine Carmine and Nicole Beddow, owners of Happy Hippy

Nicole Beddow and Justine Carmine have had a busy six months. Since first meeting at a yoga teacher training at Hotbox Yoga in Manayunk, the two have paired up on a new business venture that they’re hoping to launch later this summer. The idea: a healthy vegetarian- and vegan-friendly food truck, with occasional pop-up wellness and fitness events, for Temple University students.  Read more »