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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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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Tony Luke has launched the website foodmashups.com. The site is dedicated to you guessed it, food mashups. Today he released his second webisode, where chef Robert Legget of Guerilla Ultima BBQ shows how he makes his pho’wich, a melding of a reuben sandwich and a bowl of pho.
Starting today and continuing every Thursday through fall, food trucks will be at the Marine Parade Grounds on Broad Street in the Navy Yard. Today’s lineup includes Gigi & Big R, Mucho Bueno, PB and U, Say Cheese and Wonderland Cakes.
To make it easier to decide where to eat, the Navy Yard’s Facebook page has posted all of today’s menus.
The Navy Yard [Facebook]
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.
This Saturday, March 14th, Philadelphia’s dumpling food truck, Dump n Roll will be hosting a pop-up dinner at the Grubhouse in South Philadelphia.
Peter Tong, who is aiming to get his food truck on the road as spring approaches will be showing off much of his menu during a BYOB preview between 5 and 10 p.m. on West Passyunk.
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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.
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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 »
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 »
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.
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