Franklin Square’s nightly light show continues through New Year’s Eve. A food tent serves fresh funnel cake, battered and fried oreos, chicken tenders, fries and hot chocolate. But that’s not all, like last month, a rotating cast of Philadelphia food trucks will be offering nightly snacks and treats from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Food trucks have arrived at Franklin Square. Now through New Year’s Eve, food trucks will offer warm bites for visitors checking out the new Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show. The light show occurs every thirty minutes from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Two different shows will alternate throughout the evening.
In addition to the light show, the carousel will be running and playing holiday songs. Even the mini-golf will be open, with warming stations along the course.
ThinkFest is Philadelphia magazine’s week-long series of events featuring smart conversations about the city, education, the arts, entrepreneurship, the food scene, tech and creative culture.
Chris Matthews is the keynote speaker at Thursday night’s event and Saturday’s Main Event will feature M. Night Shyamalan, Aimee Olexy and Marc Vetri among others.
Vetri’s talk, “Cultivating the Creative Connection” is one of 17 idea-sparking sessions that will take place during the main event at the Kimmel Center.
Aimee Olexy will be participating in a panel looking at how are food scene is expanding way beyond the restaurant. Also participating in the panel is Dan Pennachietti of Lil Dan’s Food Truck and April White of The Food Trust.
The Porch at 30th Street Station is rolling right on through November with their calendar of food trucks. Every Wednesday and Friday will see the mobile food operations rolling in to provide and serving from 11:30am-2:30pm.
What’s more, they’re also going to be doing Breakfast at the Porch every Monday and Tuesday from 7:30am-2pm throughout November.
You can check out the full schedule after the jump.
Ever wonder how many calories are in a Philadelphia food cart cheesesteak? Well wonder no more. Axis Philly has gone to the expense of lab-testing popular items from local food carts, and what they found is pretty shocking.
Organic tomato producer Muir Glen is giving away tomatoes and lunch at City Hall today. Starting at 11 a.m., 300 boxes of organic tomatoes will be placed around the plaza. Each box will also contain a voucher for a free tomato-centric lunch at the Street Food Philly or Sum Pig food trucks.
Muir Glen is donating more than 3,500 cans of tomatoes to Philabundance between today and November 10th.
From chocolates and ice cream to gorgeous pastries, Philly’s collective sweet tooth is strong. So here are three Philadelphia desserts you must try before you die.
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.
On Thursday night, the Eagles and the Chiefs squared off at Lincoln Financial Field. I’ll let the people who know something about the sport opine about the future of the Eagles. I was there for the food and left before the end of the first quarter.
Below, some photos of what you’re going to be eating at the next Eagles home game at the Linc. Hats off to Aramark — the folks actually making and serving the food — for running a pretty tight operation.
Paesano’s Pete McAndrews wins the coveted food porn award for his namesake Paesano brisket sandwich:
Tonight, Mt. Airy is hosting its version of the Night Market, Street Fare. Dozens of food trucks will be on hand as well as live music, other vendors and of course, the Eagles game.
Street Fare Program (PDF)