Spotburger Showing Off a New Sandwich Today

spot-jawn-940Last night, Josh Kim, the owner and operator of the SpOt Burgers cart posted about his latest creation, the JAWN. It is a Frankenstein-ian combination of ribeye, sloppy Joe, cheez whiz, onions and fries, all served on a burger roll. Though French fries on a sandwich may have some thinking Pittsburgh, the ribeye and cheez whiz make this a force to be reckoned with in Philadelphia.

If you need this in your life, SpOt Burgers is at 33rd and Arch today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then at Headhouse Square from 6 to 9 p.m. It will also be available tomorrow back at 33rd and Arch.

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A Chance To Be Food Truck Royalty At Mt. Airy’s Street Fare

Last year's Street Fare in Mt. Airy.

Last year’s Street Fare in Mt. Airy.

Back for another year, Mt. Airy’s Street Fare is coming this September (the 27th to be exact) to bring everything from notable local restaurants, to craft brews, to award-winning food trucks all to Germantown Avenue.

But there’s a catch. Lacking local funding this year, the organizers have a new plan: an Indiegogo page now allows you to donate and help fund the event. And they’ve got a bunch of perks to offer in return.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Healthy Food-Truck Finds

Banh Mi Xiumai at Kung Fu Hoagies | Photo via Kung Fu Hoagies

Banh Mi Xiumai at Kung Fu Hoagies | Photo via Kung Fu Hoagies

*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

Like many cities, our city has a love affair with food trucks. They’re quick, convenient, reasonable, and can showcase some of the trendiest cuisine around. While often guaranteed to be tasty, many food-truck offerings are definitely not guaranteed to be a paragon of health and nutrition. I personally realized this two weeks ago at The Food Trust’s Night Market Callowhill. I was surrounded by a ton of Philly’s food trucks, overwhelmed by mouthwatering choices but starved (pun intended) for something I could be sure was figure-friendly.

Inspired by that experience, I went on the hunt for the most delicious healthy food-truck items in Philly, and who better to consult than some of our local health-minded, food-loving registered dietitians? Below, Philly dietitians dish on their favorite healthy food-truck finds and prove you don’t have to avoid the food truck to have a nutrient-packed lunch. Read more »

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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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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