As we continue the Year of the Cheesesteak, we’ll be taking a look at cheesesteak spots that are new, been flying under the radar or been suggested to us. Today, we visit the SPOT Burgers truck at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Yes, SPOT Burgers has gotten plenty of rightful ink for their hamburgers but you cannot sleep on owner Josh Kim’s cheesesteaks.
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File this one under positive thoughts. Here’s the March schedule for food trucks at The Porch at 30th Street Station. We’ll be dining outside in no time.
This month, breakfast will be served on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lunch will be served, each weekday but Thursday.
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Matthew Feldman launched his Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck in late 2011. His burgers and shakes were well received and he was a popular truck wherever he set up. So it was a surprise today to see that he’s shutting down the truck. No word on what’s next for Feldman who at one time hoped to open a jazz club in Newbold.
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Photo via University City District
Starting this April, the University City District is expanding its food options at the Porch. Lunch will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The University City District has issued a request for proposal for mobile food vendors. The proposals are due by January, 31st. UCD is looking for three savory vendors and one sweets vendor for each lunch.
Request for Proposals | Mobile Food Vending at the Porch [University City District]
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.
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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.
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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.
Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.
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.
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Photo by Jeff Fusco
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.
Revealed: Calorie Counts for Cheesesteaks, Gyros and More at Philly Food Carts [Be Well Philly]
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.