Trump Diehards Love the Wheely Wheely Good Food Truck

Alanna Li and Bailin Chen with their Wheely Wheely Good food truck.

Alanna Li and Bailin Chen with their Wheely Wheely Good food truck.

If you decide to go to the debate-watch party at the Republican City Committee headquarters on Cottman Avenue next week, you might see some familiar faces: the owners of the food truck deemed racist by Philadelphia City Councilwoman and second-generation Korean American Helen Gym. Read more »

DNC Passyunk Passeggiata Street Festival

Passyunk PasseggiataTonight, Wednedsay, July 27th, the weekly Passyunk Passeggiata will turn into a Street Festival for the DNC.

From 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. tonight, Passyunk Avenue will be closed from Broad Street to The Singing Fountain. The avenue will be lined with street food  and outdoor bars and restaurants from Cantina Los Caballitos, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Noir, Stogie Joe’s and lots of food trucks.

There will be special happy hours, appetizer discounts, movie screenings, and extended late hours at a ton of restaurants and bars. Check below to see the full list of specials.

In addition to all the food and drinks specials, there will be live music from local bands and DJs and shopping promotions up and down the avenue.

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In Between Night Markets: Three Food Truck Events From The Food Trust

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July is already going to be busy in Philly. And if food trucks are your thing, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Food Trust (the folks behind all the Night Markets) have laid on three food truck events to fill the gap between the Callowhill Night Market (which happened back on June 23) and the next event, which will be in a new location in West Philly on September 1.

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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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