Dump-N-Roll Debuts to a Packed House

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Grubhouse hosted the debut of Dump-N-Roll.

We had a feeling that the Dump-N-Roll pop-up at Grubhouse would be packed when we saw the Facebook shares cross 1,000 on Friday. And sure enough, it was a packed house when we arrived shortly after 6 p.m. to 23rd and Passyunk in South Philadelphia. The Dump-N-Roll truck, showing off its fresh paint job was parked outside Grubhouse, inside the smell of dumplings was intoxicating.

Despite it being the debut of Dump-N-Roll and a packed house, the kitchen crew did an admirable job pumping out the dumplings, summer rolls and salads.

Our favorite dumplings were the traditional pork and chive. The skins, on the thicker side of the spectrum but not as doughy as some Chinatown standards. The pork was flavorful and the roasted garlic soy sauce hit the spot. Most of the options at the pop-up were fried, we wouldn’t mind seeing a steamed dumpling on the menu. But nonetheless, we look forward to Dump-N-Roll’s debut on city streets.

Dump-n-Roll [Official]
Grubhouse [Foobooz]

Flight Market At Lincoln Financial

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If you’re too eager to wait for the next Night Market, you can check out the new Flight Market at the Lincoln Financial Field. The event takes place on Sunday, April 19 from 11 am to 3 pm.

Sponsored by The Food Trust, the event will have food trucks a flea market, as well as entertainment for the kids and live music.

You can purchase your tickets now for a discounted $12 right here. On April 1, the ticket price goes up to $15.

Your Flight Market ticket could win you Eagles tickets »

Philly Food Truck Wars

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Robin Admana and Flo Gardner’s Foolish Waffles truck, left, and John Torofias’s old-style truck. Photography by Jeff Fusco

Crammed inside the galley kitchen of a converted box truck, Robin Admana forms a mass of dough into a baseball-size wad and plops it onto a sizzling waffle iron. Her little truck fills with the aroma of caramelizing sugar and fried dough as globs of batter bubble over the sides of the press. It’s not the most elegant culinary process, but a minute later, out comes an airy golden-brown creation. Read more »

Philadelphia’s Top Food Trucks

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Night Markets aren’t the only time to visit food trucks.

Sure, Philly is going through a serious restaurant boom right now. But we’re also living in a golden age of food trucks. Offering everything from pierogis to macarons to cheesesteaks to tater tots covered in beer cheese, these are some of the best trucks cruising the city right now. Read more »

Legislation Aims to Free Up Food Trucks

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Photo by Yoni Nimrod

Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has introduced two bills to loosen the city’s regulations of food trucks. The bills would allow food trucks to legally vend on private property and to vend in areas zoned for high density commercial use (CMX-4 and CMX-5 for the zoning geeks) and industrial lots as well.

The bills will also separate mobile food vendors out of the city’s definition of street vendor, which also regulates any “peddler”, “hawker”, “huckster” or “transient vendor.” This will allow future bills to legislate (and free up) mobile food vendors directly.

The bills »

Tale of the Tape: Philly’s Finest Sambonis Cheesesteak

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Last year when Philly’s Finest Sambonis competed on the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, we had a bit of fun at their expense. In Philadelphia magazine, Jason Sheehan wrote, “Philly’s Finest Sambonis truck never vended in Philadelphia before appearing on The Great Food Truck Race. Which is why I am hereby declaring myself the King of Bulgaria and the prettiest Eskimo in Atlanta, Georgia. Because apparently that’s just how this shit is done now.” But the team of friends from Philadelphia made the finals of the show and started hitting locations around Philadelphia. But it wasn’t till yesterday that I was able to catch up with the truck while they vended at the Porch at 30th Street Station.

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New Jersey has Food Trucks Everywhere This Week

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If you just so happen to be in Mercer County or Lambertville, and you just so happen to be looking for something social to do, check out the food truck fairs hitting Jersey this week.

The Lambertville Food Fair is happening tonight from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will be featuring some familiar food trucks like:  Nomad Pizza, Say Cheese and Bonjour Creperie. The Food Fair will have two beer gardens, 15 food trucks, and 20 restaurants serving up bites and brews. Tickets for tonight’s event are available here.

If you’re not available to party in New Jersey tonight, not to worry, Mercer County’s Fall Food Truck Fiesta is happening Saturday, October 18th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks, including Cow and the Curd, KAMI, The Taco Truck, and Oink and Moo will all be at the event happening at the Festival Grounds of West Windsor Park. Hopewell Valley wine and beers will be on tap, and there will be plenty of children’s activities as well. Live music as well as DJ performances will also be happening.

Lambertville Food Fair food lineup » 

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