It’s National Grilled Cheese Day because some people need a made up holiday to celebrate the grilled cheese. But not us at Foobooz World Headquarters. After all, I’ve called a grilled cheese by Bobby Flay “an explosion of taste in my mouth” and Jason Sheehan recently admitted that a grilled cheese matters to him more than a thick steak or even a lobster tail. As if today’s weather wasn’t enough of a reason to go for a grilled cheese at lunchtime, maybe this list will inspire you.
Since we rolled out our Fast Casual Tracker late last year to track the hot fast-casual concepts coming out of Philadelphia we’ve seen a whirlwind of activity. Of course there was the announcement that Urban Outfitters purchased Marc Vetri’s restaurants but also the ambitious plans of Snap Custom Pizza and Honeygrow’s continued growth.
We’ve recently updated the tracker and also made some changes, for one a concept has to have at least a second location announced before it is added (sorry Buena Onda and Scratch Biscuit).
If you have plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow with a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake (hey, we all have our things), may we make one tiny suggestion? Two of our favorite local spots are offering healthier alternatives to Mickey D’s signature green milkshake, featuring ingredient lists you can actually feel good about. Fancy that! Read more »
Last week, we asked you guys to spill the beans on where we could find the best smoothies and juices around Philly and, man, did you have a lot of opinions! You all gave shout outs to a ton of spots: Sook Hee’s Produce, Stripp’d Juice, and P.S. & Co., just to name a few (hop on over here to check out all the comments). And you were nice enough to list off some of your go-to orders from favorites like The Juice, Sip-N-Glo, Gangster Vegan Organics, and more. Below, a list of must-try juices and smoothies around Philly, as chosen by you.
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Le Virtu, Adobe Cafe and Fuel were all hit by robberies overnight on Passyunk Avenue. NBC 10 has more on the story including an interview with Rocco Cima, owner of Fuel, which lost $150 in the theft.
NBC 10 reports that this is just the latest robbery in the area as at least two others happened over the past couple of weeks.
Put down the white bread and step away from the Kraft singles—we’ve found a list of stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches so loaded and gluttonous that they definitely aren’t your average comfort food must-haves.
These aren’t your mom’s grilled cheeses, and you know what? They aren’t even sandwiches you want to tell your mom about because you know she’ll start jabbering about silly things like cholesterol and pesky little heart attacks.
These sandwiches, stuffed with multiple meats and cheeses and standard menu items squished together between different breads slathered with different types of butters and sauces, are stuffed with a dictionary of culinary bad words: fat, bacon, cheese, grilled, fried, baked, crispy, oozing, dripping, melting…
You don’t have to be in a bad mood to eat them, but you’ll definitely feel happier once you’ve started in on any of these six stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches:
Fuel’s Center City location joins its Passyunk Avenue sibling by offering offering weekend brunch starting tomorrow. The healthy food spot at 1225 Walnut Street will be offering a menu full of fritattas, wraps and even pancakes that contain diet friendly calorie counts.
The brunch menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and complimentary coffee is also available.
Looking for a healthy dinner tonight? Today is the birthday of FUEL on East Passyunk and all panini and wraps are only $5 today.
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Q102’s Rocco Cima has opened two sub-500 Fuel locations in Philadelphia and today he expands on the concept with a to-go option. Fuel To Go has opened at 1650 Arch Street with a menu of salads, grab-and-go options, juices, smoothies and a coffee bar. This location will also offer breakfast daily starting at 8 a.m.
Level Up is on hand today and will be paying for everyone’s meal who uses the app today.