Rolling Stone Calls Humpty’s Dumplings Best Food at Bonnaroo

The Bonnaroo Music Festival entryway | Photo by Nikolaus Freedman

The Bonnaroo Music Festival entryway | Photo by Nikolaus Freedman

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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Suburban Beer Garden Trend Heading to Kennett Square

The Creamery in Kennett Square opens this weekend

The Creamery in Kennett Square opens this weekend

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.

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Getting to the Roxborough Night Market

night market roxborough 940The 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 PizzaMy 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.

Roxborough Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market [Food Trust]

Food Truck Fest Kicks Off Spring at Taproom on 19th

taproom 19th 940On 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.

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Today Is Dining Out for Life

dine-out-for-life-food-trucks-940Today is ActionAIDS’ Dining Out for Life, the annual dining fundraising event for AIDS service organizations. Over 200 restaurants participate, donating 33% of their sales to the good cause.

In addition to the 200 restaurants where you can dine for lunch or dinner, you can support Dining Out for Life at Food Truck Pop-Up happening on the 1300 block of Locust from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The fourth annual event features 15 trucks, including Nomad Pizza, Cow and the Curd (cheese curds) and Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart, selling their specialties for lunch between Broad and 13th Streets.

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Food Trucks Face Off at SteelStacks

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Here’s some cool news for you food truck lovers: on Saturday, June 11, sixteen food trucks from Pennsylvania and New Jersey will face off for the Food Truck Border Brawl at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.

Yes, sixteen food trucks representing nearly every tasty food out there—fried cheese curds, crepes, pierogies, cupcakes, tacos, popcorn chicken in a waffle cone, the list goes on.

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Rotating Food Trucks to Return to the Porch at 30th Street

The Porch 2.0 | Photo by HughE Dillon

The Porch 2.0 | Photo by HughE Dillon

One of the more contentious events of last spring was the debut of the Porch 2.0 at 30th Street Station without its lineup of rotating food trucks. The food trucks were a big part of making the University City District’s placemaking experiment a success in 2014. But last year the improvement district decided to give exclusive vending rights to Michael Schulson who set up a rotisserie food and beer truck at the space. But now, as Danya Heninger reports, the rotating cast of food trucks will return.

Look for a breakfast truck and two lunch trucks on weekdays with the possibility of a dinner truck as well. Look for more details to (ahem) roll out in the next few weeks.

As for how the food truck community views the return of food trucks to 30th Street and the Porch, vocal opponent of the 2015 plan, Spot Burger’s Josh Kim called it, a “big win for the little guys.”

Food trucks will return to 30th Street [Billy Penn]
The Porch at 30th Street Station [University City District]

Hai Street Kitchen Is in Expansion Mode

Hai Street Kitchen gets wheels

Hai Street Kitchen team (left to right: Patrick Hughes, Christa Vigilante, Nick Muzyczka, Rachel Knable, Craig Williams, Sun Joon Kim)poses with their new wheels

Hai Street Kitchen is revving it up as the weather warms up. The sushi burrito fast-casual brand is going mobile with a food truck that will be hitting the streets. This week the truck will be at the following locations:

  • Wednesday between 33rd and 34th on Market Street from 11 am to 2 pm.
  • Thursday at Almac Pharma Group in Souderton, PA from 10:30 am to 2 pm.
  • Friday between 33rd and 34th on Market Street from 11 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Friday Evening at Free Will Brewery in Perkasie, PA from 4 pm to  9pm.
  • Saturday at 8 Oaks Distillery in New Tripoli, PA from 10:30 am to 6 pm.

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Shhhhh, Revolution Taco Has a Secret Burger

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

Well, it’s not so secret anymore.

Aside from the tacos, burritos, and empanadas, you can now order Revolution Taco’s “secret burger.” The catch is that it isn’t on the menu, and they only serve six per day.

Revolution Taco co-owner Michael Sultan wanted to add the Revolution Burger to the (secret) menu as it was a popular item on Street Food Philly food truck.

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Waffles and Wedges Going Mobile with Waffles Truck

waffles food truckWaffles and Wedges, the Belgian waffle, French fry spot at 1511 Pine Street is going mobile. Andrea Capecci and her partner Laura Judy got their start on the Pbon’s Fresh Food of Philly food truck and now they’re hitting the road again with Waffles, the food truck.

The truck is scheduled to be wrapped on February 29th. The wrap itself is part waffle, part map of Philadelphia and includes some of the spots where the truck will be vending. Look for the truck to hit the streets in March. They’ve already got events booked at local breweries and wineries. Follow @WafflesWedges on Twitter for updates.

Waffles and Wedges [Foobooz]

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