Vendy and Burger Brawl Winners

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Back-to-back for Blue Duck.

This week saw two big food competitions go down in Philadelphia. On Saturday, Philadelphia’s food truck scene was saluted with the Vendy Awards. The “Oscars of food trucks” named Foolish Waffles the best food truck; SeoulFull Philly as the rookie of the year; and Underground Donuts for Best Dessert.

Then on Sunday, the Burger Brawl took over the parking lot adjacent to Xfinity Live as 54 restaurants competed for the title of best burger. There were three awards on the line, the Judges Choice, the People’s Choice and new this year, a cocktail competition.

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Discount Code for the Vendy Awards

vendy awards phillyTomorrow, Saturday, June 13th is the 5th annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards. The event is happening on the JFK Boulevard in front of 30th Street Station. There will be 15 food trucks competing for awards including the Vendy Cup, Rookie of the Year and Best Dessert.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we’re able to offer $10 off the all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink ticket. Just use the code STREETFOOD for the discount.

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Vendy Awards Philadelphia [Official]

 

Make Your Plans Now For The 5th Annual Vendy Awards

The Vendy Awards 2015.

The Vendy Awards 2015.

Known to some as the “Oscars of street food” (seriously, google it), Philadelphia’s 5th Vendy Awards are back for another year of celebration.

Cummerbund optional, but preferred.

If your idea of a good Saturday includes copious amounts of food and beer, block off June 13th and head to the JFK Bridge from 1PM to 6PM. Because that’s where the chefs will be firing up their trucks for the entire event so that you have a chance to taste everything and name your favorite.

Oh, and when that pressure starts to get to you, take a break in the Sly Fox curated beer garden. Tickets are $65 for adults and $40 for kids and can be bought here.

Here’s the lineup of finalists:

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The Porch 2.0 Is Here

The Porch 2.0 | Photo by HughE Dillon

The Porch 2.0 | Photo by HughE Dillon

Michael Schulson’s food truck and booze wagon are now set up at the Porch next to 30th Street Station. Rotisserie at the Porch will serve lunch seven days a week. Wednesday through Saturday, a beverage trailer will offer beer and liquor from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. On those days, the Rotisserie at the Porch will serve food till 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday lunch will be served til 2 p.m.

The Porch 2.0 solidifies an experiment to breathe life into what was a parking lot next to 30th Street Station. The University City District teamed with Groundswell Design Group and Gehl Studio to enhance the space with new planters, seating and lighting. The UCD also partnered with Michael Schulson as the food purveyor.

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Art, Architecture, Food Trucks And Beer Coming To The Oval

Pavilion 3, "The Stuff of Dreams."

Pavilion 3, “The Stuff of Dreams.”

Saint-Gobain, a Parisian building materials company, will be traveling the globe this summer to commemorate their 350th anniversary with an installation exhibition (like you do). Philadelphia, the only stop in North America, will host the event from May 30th to June 6th at The Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway).

And right about now, you’re asking, “So why should I care about this?” And the answer is, because there will be beer. And food trucks. And art and whimsy and wonder, of course. But mostly beer.

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Dining Out for Life Food Truck Round Up Returns to the Gayborhood

Vernalicious will be among the food trucks parked at 13th and Locust for Dining Out for Life on April 24th.

Vernalicious will be among the food trucks parked at 13th and Locust for Dining Out for Life on April 30th.

For the second year in a row Dining Out for Life organizers will host a food truck round up in the Gayborhood, at 13th and Locust streets. The lunchtime event will take place from 11 am to 2:30 pm on April 30th, giving you an opportunity to dine out for life at lunch and dinner.

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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]

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