Poi Dog, Pork Belly and Avance Sous Chef, Trevor Budny, At The Garage This Weekend

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Now that East Passyunk’s The Garage has approval worked out for their indoor food cart (which they tested out last week with a slider menu from Tavern’s chef Mackenzie Hilton), they’re starting to build a fun calendar to feature some of Philly’s food truck favorites and some wild cards as well.

Tonight, Poi Dog Philly takes over with an ambitious multi-item menu that includes kare kare (Filipino peanut and beef stew), kalua pork tacos (smoky Hawaiian-style pulled pork with pineapple habanero salsa), chicken adobo tamales and, for dessert, kona coffee mochi and pineapple bibingka with guava caramel.

Tomorrow, The Whirly Pig is serving up pork belly sandwiches, and on Sunday afternoon Trevor Budny, sous chef at Justin Bogle’s Avance, is serving up fine-dining caliber Kegs and Eggs–heirloom Carolina gold rice grits cooked in bacon dashi, with local double-smoked bacon and poached eggs.

The calendar continues…

 

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The Garage Begins Testing Its Food Cart

mackenzie-hilton-verticalThe Garage has been in a bureaucratic hell since opening regarding its interior food cart. The idea has been to bring in chefs to cook in the cart but they haven’t been able to get approval for the cart, so the food options at the Garage have been limited to BYO cheesesteaks and hot dogs cooked on rollers.

Tomorrow they’re testing out the cart with chef Mackenzie Hilton of The Tavern and the Food Network’s Chopped. Hilton will be cooking a menu of sliders up from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Garage Is Open on Passyunk

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Jason Evenchik quietly opened his latest business yesterday. Garage on Passyunk Avenue, across from Pat’s and Geno’s. The former Satellite Auto Body still bears the sign of its former incarnation but now there’s beer, games and hot dogs inside. The bar focuses on beer by the can and offers a liberal BYO cheesesteak policy. There is also skeeball, pinball and billiards inside. Coming soon will be a rotating menu provided by food truck operators.

This is the fifth business for Evenchik, who is also behind Vintage, Time, Bar and Growlers.

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1231 East Passyunk Avenue
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Look Inside the Garage on Passyunk

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Our friends at the Passyunk Post got the first interior shots of the Garage at 9th and Passyunk, opposite of “Cheesesteak Vegas.” The bar from Jason Evenchik, who owns Time, Vintage, Bar and Growlers is just days from opening.

Among the highlights:

  • 125 beers by can.
  • Seats for 80.
  • Can bring food in from outside (BYO cheesesteak).
  • Open 7 days a week.
  • Skeeball, pinball and a pool table.

Check out the Passyunk Post for details on what’s going on with the rotating food trucks and more photos.

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1231 East Passyunk Avenue

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Details Emerge on Passyunk Avenue’s Garage

The Passyunk Post has details on Jason Evenchik’s Garage, which is under construction near Cheesesteak Vegas on Passyunk Avenue.

Garage will seat 50 and offer 150 varieties of beer by the can. The food truck concept has also been flushed out a bit. Food truck operators will be booked (like bands) and will prep the food off-site, selling their food from inside a customized food cart on the premises.

If all goes well, Garage will open by November 1st.

Garage Shoots For Nov.1 Opening Date – And They Might Actually Make It [Passyunk Post]
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Opening Soon: Garage and Growlers

Suddenly Jason Evenchik has an empire. The man behind Time/Bar/Vintage and the upcoming Garage in South Philadelphia is also partnering with Jay Willard (Dandelion and El Vez) to open Growlers in the previous home of Vesuvio and Little Bar at 8th and Fitzwater.

Evenchik tells us that Growlers will be a gastropub with a living room feel. The wood burning fireplace in the dining room will be a focal point.

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East Passyunk Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Today we get news from Michael Klein that Pumpkin’s Christopher Kearse is getting his own place on Passyunk Avenue. Kearse is aiming to open a progressive French BYOB at 1911 East Passyunk Avenue by August. Next door to Kearse’s place is going to be Noir. Noir will replace Sticks and Stones and you’ll be able to get your first taste of the French-American concept at Flavors of the Avenue on Saturday, April 28th.

Also slated to be at Flavors is GarageJason Evenchik’s (Vintage, Time and Bar) new concept that will invite a rotating cast of food trucks inside to feed its customers. At Monday’s Flavors media preview, Evenchik had MiniTrini show up in front.

And then tonight next Wednesday the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association will be hearing an information only presentation from Table 31 co-owner Stephen Olitsky for a new restaurant with liquor license that would take over the Artisan Boulanger space at the corner of 12th and Morris Streets (Artisan Boulanger is moving to 1218 Mifflin Street.)

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The Garage In South Philly: Giving Food Trucks Roots

Jason Evenchik, of Vintage, Time and Bar fame, is working on another Philly first with three of his current partners and employees: a cafeteria and bar inside a former garage in South Philly that draws its inspiration from the American food truck movement.

No, really. We can’t make this stuff up.

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