Get a Cheesesteak, Avoid DNC Crowds: The Return of the Frizwit

The Frizwit | Photo by A Few Fishies

The Frizwit | Photo by A Few Fishies

Since Philly is the cheesesteak capital of the universe, we already know the lines at Pat’s and Geno’s are going to be insane this week with the DNC. But if you’re a true Philly native, you know that there’s more to the cheesesteak scene and that the crowds are just annoying.

So, to avoid the crowds (and get a better sandwich), all you have to do is head right across the street. Food Underground is back at Garage tonight with their two “pop-up” sandwiches the Frizwit and the Sabih.

The Frizwit debuted last September and is simply the best cheesesteak around. Made with grass fed, frizzled beef from Kensington Quarters, served with cheese from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm and then topped with charred and caramelized onions and served on a Ba Le Bakery roll, it really doesn’t get much better.

The Sabih is their most recent venture, the Middle Eastern inspired. Once again, a Ba Le Bakery roll gets piled with roasted eggplant, huevos haminados, tahina, fingerlings, Arabic salad, and schug (type of Middle Eastern hot sauce). Food Underground founder Ari Miller calls it “the best sandwich ever.”
From 6 to 10 P.M. they will be serving up the sandwiches, each one costing around $10. Take advantage of this deal and get them before they disappear again.

Garage [Foobooz]

Shake Shack Is Popping Up At Garage In South Philly

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Okay Shake Shack fanatics, this one is just for you.

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on Shake Shack’s limited edition, 100% all-natural, split and griddled flat-top hot dog a few years ago at Feastival (the only time it has ever been offered in Philly), that’s okay—now you have another chance.

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Experience Hungry Pigeon at the Garage

How close is Hungry Pigeon? So close.

How close is Hungry Pigeon? So close.

On Wednesday night, the night before the night before Christmas, Scott Schroeder and his Hungy Pigeon staff will be stirring at the Garage on East Passyunk. The ohsoclosetoopening restaurant (hopefully today’s inspections will be passed) will be offering a preview at the Garage starting at 6 p.m. There will be beer cocktails and food including “Christmas Pig Tacos” and marinated squash salad.

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Grass Fed Cheesesteak at 9th and Passyunk Tonight

Grassindacart-garage-squareKensington Quarters and Food Underground are “in da cart” tonight, September 28th at the Garage. And they’re going right at Cheesesteak Vegas with a locally sourced cheesesteak called the Friz Wit. The sandwich is a “tangle of grass fed, frizzled beef wit charred and caramelized onions served on a roll dripping with cheese sauce.” The cheese is from Hidden Hills Dairy and Birchrun Hills Farm, the bread is from Washington Avenue’s Ba Le Bakery. The 100% grass fed beef comes from Kensington Quarters and Food Underground is handling the preparation.

Cheesesteaks are $10 and go on sale at 6 p.m. If you’re from the hospitality industry, let them know and they’ll knock a buck off.

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Tonight: Billy Riddle at the Garage

porky-pig billy riddleTonight, chef Billy Riddle will be manning the cart at the Garage, serving up pork sandwiches for the hungry and the hot. Riddle is currently a chef at Townsend, and has had stints at Volver and Ela.

Stop by and play some Skee-Ball, crack open a can of beer and eat Riddle’s pork sandwich. And for the vegetarians, Riddle promises something for you too.

Garage [Foobooz]

Hash Brown Pop-Up at the Garage

randy-king-hash-house-houseRandy and the King, the pop-up duo of chef Lindsay McClain and Andrew Stahl of Jamonera will be back in the food cart at the Garage tonight, Thursday, March 12th. They’ve got a new Saint Paddy’s day inspired menu entitled “Hash House.” They’ll be serving up hash browns with twists like The Cheesy Pig, hash browns, pork belly, cheese, jalapeno; and the Mellow Mushroom, hash browns, cheese, onions peppers and mushrooms. Guests will also be able to build their own with cheese, onions, ginger mushrooms and more.

The hash brown fest kicks off at 6 p.m. and will stay open as long as there is hash left to brown.

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Tomorrow: Brick And Mortar Preview At The Garage

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Brick & Mortar (ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh’s new spot) is expected to open sometime in March. But if you want a little preview of what’s to come in the Goldtex building, check out the Garage tomorrow, February 24, beginning at 5 pm because that’s when chef Brian Ricci will be in the house giving a little preview.

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TONIGHT: Jamonera is Taking Over Garage Philly

randy-and-the-king-tiny-buns-garage-400Tonight, Friday, December 5th, Jamonera will be taking over the food cart at the Garage. Chef Lindsay McClain of Randy and the King and Andy Stahl of Jamonera are serving up short rib sliders and sweet potato sliders (add a fried quail egg if you so desire), potato pancakes, and Barbuzzo favorite, salted caramel budino.

All items are under $6 and the Garage will begin serving up the tiny buns and bites at 6 p.m.

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Tonight: Poi Dog at The Garage

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Tonight, Garage Philly will be doing some of that most elusive of cuisines: Filipino food. And it’ll be the crew from Poi Dog working the indoor food truck and serving all that fine Fillipino grub.

Poi Dog will be whipping up a full menu, complete with bibingka and curry rice made with fancy Green Aisle ingredients. The Filipino food will be available from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

And of course, we just happen to have the full menu for tonight’s festivities. Check it out below:

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Seoul Food For Your Soul (And for Your Gluten-Free Diet)

Photography by Jauhien Sasnou

Photography by Jauhien Sasnou

Chef Lindsay McClain, from Jamonera (and former Chopped champion), is bringing her game to the Garage tomorrow and will be serving completely gluten-free Seoul Food this Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.

The all-Korean menu will include Korean pork tacos, vegetarian Korean shiitake tacos and kimchi fried rice, as well as Barbuzzo‘s legendary (and very non-Korean) budinofor dessert.

The event is a first-come first-served type deal, so you’d better get there as soon as work lets out and grab your tacos and budino before they’re gone.

Garage [f8b8z]

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