Mark Your Calendars: Cheesesteak Performance Piece Set to Debut

Cheesesteak Promo Art

Ticket has the details on Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks Cheesesteaks, a competitive eating performance piece that is coming to 9th and Passyunk at the Garage on June 24th and 25th.

We’re not sure we quite get it but we’re happy to report that a portion of all proceeds goes to Philabundance.

Only in Philly: A Cheesesteak Competitive-Eating Performance Piece [Ticket]

Only in Philly: A Cheesesteak Competitive-Eating Performance Piece

A cheesesteak competitive-eating performance art piece: now you know you are in Philly.

Actor and artist Michael Durkin will be presenting the sandwich-gorging concept as part of the SoLow Festival, and before you discredit the idea of an artistic brawl at 9th and Passyunk, take heart: there’s a little more behind the idea than first meets the eye.

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Shiprock Frybread at the Garage

Shiprock-Garage-Lg copyMarcos Espinoza (Fidel Gastro and Side Project Jerky), Lucio Palazzo (Taqueria Feliz) and Hawk Krall (illustrator) are hosting another frybread and Navajo taco pop-up. Tonight they’ll be at the food cart in the Garage from 6 p.m. till the food runs out.

Frybread is a Southwestern specialty that is often found at state fairs and pow wows. The dough is fried to order and either drizzled with honey butter or piled high with toppings for a Navajo Taco.

The Shiprock Pop-Up dudes will be offering a chili bean taco, a vegetarian version, a goat birra, a frybread hot dog and a sweet frybread as well.

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South Philly Barbacoa Tonight at the Garage


Tonight, South Philly Barbacoa is setting up at the Garage at 9th and Passyunk. Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez will be cooking up Lamb Barbacoa, Pancita Tacos, Lamb Broth with Chickpeas and Rice and Nopales Tacos, which are vegetarian.

The cart should be ready to go by about 6 p.m., which conveniently is in the middle of Garage’s happy hour.

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


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


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.

1231 East Passyunk Avenue

Look Inside the Garage on Passyunk


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.

1231 East Passyunk Avenue

Photo via Passyunk Post

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