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 »
If you decide to go to the debate-watch party at the Republican City Committee headquarters on Cottman Avenue next week, you might see some familiar faces: the owners of the food truck deemed racist by Philadelphia City Councilwoman and second-generation Korean American Helen Gym. Read more »
Tonight, Thursday, October 6th, the final Night Market of the season is happening at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Coolest Shipyard in America is hosting more than 60 food trucks and vendors. In addition to all that food there will also be three locations for beer from Lancaster Brewing, Victory and Troegs. Live entertainment will be focused around two stages.
Tonight, 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.
July is already going to be busy in Philly. And if food trucks are your thing, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Food Trust (the folks behind all the Night Markets) have laid on three food truck events to fill the gap between the Callowhill Night Market (which happened back on June 23) and the next event, which will be in a new location in West Philly on September 1.
Local dumpling shop, Humpty’s Dumplings, has just entered the big leagues. Rolling Stone named the Glenside-based dumpling emporium as the best thing they ate at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
Just one of the hundreds of food booths at the festival, the ranking came as a surprise. To secure their spot at the festival, Nikolaus Freedman, Humpty’s Dumplings mobile manager, said they survived multiple rounds of cuts and in the end the festival was excited to have them and the festival-goers were equally as welcoming.
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Kennett Square is the next ‘burb getting in on the beer garden game. This Friday, June 3rd, The Creamery pop-up beer garden will open.
The beer garden is located in the completely revamped creamery which had been empty and in disrepair for years. Owner Michael Bontrager collaborated with Philadelphia’s Groundswell Design Group (PHS Pop Up Gardens, Talula’s Garden Spruce Street Harbor Park) to turn the site into “lush, open pop-up space” featuring the beer garden, performance venues, garden courtyards and local art.
The first Night Market of the 2016 season is upon us and it is happening this evening in Roxborough. Ridge Avenue will be closed off from Fountain Street to Monastery Avenue as dozens of food trucks, beer vendors and musicians descend on the area.
And with this Nigh Market, the Food Trust is going all out to make it as easy as possible to get there. There will be valet parking at Roxborough Hospital, shuttle buses from Wissahickon and Ivy Ridge train stations and five bus lines getting people close to the action.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with new vendors like Bombay Local Pizza, My Four Suns Korean Fusion and
Viva Empanada. The next two Night Markets have also been announced. On Thursday, June 23 the roving market will be in the Callowhill neighborhood and on September 1st will head to West Philadelphia.
On Saturday, April 16th, Taproom on 19th and the Philly Mobile Food Association combine to celebrate spring with Tappin’ The Trucks, Brews n’ Bites Block Party. Five food trucks will head down to 19th and Ritner to sell food while Taproom on 19th pours $5 craft beers from local brewers.
The block party runs from noon and 7 p.m. with The Cow and the Curd, Oink and Moo BBQ, Foolish Waffles, Sweet Box, and Taproom’s neighbor and hoagie fryer, T&N Homemade Kitchen providing the food.