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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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.
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The last Night Market of the season comes to Chinatown on Thursday, October 2nd. The market is centered around 10th and Race and will include 60+ food trucks and vendors. Among the new faces:
- Bao Boy
- SeoulFull Philly
- Sweet Lavender
- Sbraga Restaurant
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Four Seasons Hotels has launched a food truck tour. The FS Taste Truck is making stops in nine cities as it travels from Boston to Miami. This week the food truck is in Philadelphia. Tonight, the truck will be at the hotel from 5:30 to 8 p.m., offering a locally influenced menu to hotel guests and people near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway hotel. A portion of proceeds will be going to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for cancer research.
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The best way to dine is to walk off the meal so you can fill up some more, right? Mount Airy’s Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll will be hosted on Thursday, September 18th along Germantown Avenue (between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy Avenue). Tasty treats and beverages from over 50 gourmet food trucks and local restaurants in the region will be provided for the evening. Cuisines served will include Brazilian barbecue, Caribbean soul food, authentic Indian and Korean, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Fare runs from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Music, crafts and other family activities will also be hosted.
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The 9th annual Greenfest Philly will be held this Sunday, September 7th, at Headhouse Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The region’s largest environmental festival, Greenfest will include eco-friendly options to munch and sip on. Among the highlights are a sustainably brewed beer garden, organic drinks, natural foods from food trucks and restaurants, plus edible bug treats.
If you’re adventurous enough to try an insect, EDIBL (Environmental Discourses on the Ingestion of Bugs League) has supplied a few options to suit your palate. Past edible bug creations included a Honey and Cheese cracker, chocolate coating and fresh cucumber with crickets and/or mealworms. EDIBL will even provide caloric values and further nutritional information for each of their bug snacks.
The festival will also feature live music, fun family activities, a rock-climbing wall, free demos and handmade green shopping. Music performances begin at 11 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m.
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Ticket has the details on tonight’s pre-Labor Day weekend pop-up beer garden and food truck festival at Franklin Square. In addition to the food trucks and beer there will also be games like volleyball, horseshoes and badminton.
Fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m.
Pop-Up Beer Garden and Food Truck Festival at Franklin Square [Ticket]
On September 20th the section of Spring Garden between 9th and 10th streets will be transformed into a vibrant commercial corridor that offers a small taste of a proposed project that seeks to turn Spring Garden into a greener, more-pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.
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This week Franklin Square ends its summer long “Things on Thursdays” series with a pre-Labor Day weekend pop-up beer garden and food truck festival.
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