On Thursday, Garage North (the one at 100 East Girard Avenue) is throwing a party with Troegs and a bunch of artists to celebrate that very special beer-drinkers holiday: First Squeeze.
So what is First Squeeze, you ask? It’s the first tapping of the year’s supply of Troegs Nugget Nectar–their once-a-year dry hopped Imperial Amber over which beer nerds go all swoony. This time around, they asked eight artists to make Nugget Nectar-inspired works to celebrate the big day. And at the event, they’re going to be offering free prints (while supplies last) and signings by the artists.
Here in Philly, that means Hawk Krall (friend of Foobooz, beer and hot dog enthusiast, and all-around swell guy) hanging out at Garage, showing off his work (you can see him holding it right there) and signing prints for people.
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Hey, remember yesterday when we put out that ranked list of best (and worst) brunch dishes? High up on that list was frybread. It actually came in at #3–ahead of pancakes, ahead of corned beef hash, ahead of brunch mussels (naturally)–and that was seen as somewhat problematic because you know what we don’t have a lot of in Philly? Or any of in Philly? Fry Bread.
Which is why it’s such good news that, today, we can announce that Marcos Espinoza (aka Fidel Gastro) and Shiprock Fry Bread Pop-up co-conspirators Hawk Krall and Lucio Palazzo (chef at Loco Pez) are getting together for another frybread pop-up. On Tuesday, November 22nd at 5 p.m. Fishtown’s Loco Pez will be turning out delicious frybread–not the sweet, breakfast-y variety, but mostly the savory (although there is a dessert fry bread on the menu).
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Obviously, we here at Foobooz HQ are big fans of Hawk Krall‘s (largely food-focused) art. So any time he has some sort of show happening–and particularly when said show involves snacks and free cocktails–we’re going to tell you about it.
To wit: The opening of Krall’s “Cult Food Manifesto,” a new project “focused on obscure branches of regional food”–something about which he is something of an expert, especially when it comes to hot dog-shaped regional foods. His show will be on display for the entire month of October at the Art In The Age boutique and gallery at 116 North 3rd Street, but on Friday, from 6pm-8pm, Krall will be teaming up with Keith Garabedian (the guy who used to run Hot Diggity, the hot dog stand for which Krall did a whole lot of hot dog illustrations) for a one-night-only party.
There’ll be complimentary cocktails made using Art In The Age’s Snap and QC Malt, plus (non-hot-dog) street food-style snacks cooked up by Garabedian for the opening night party. And, of course, plenty of art to look at.
Hawk Krall [Official]
Hot Diggity’s Saigon Fusion: Topped with fresh Cucumber, Cilantro, Spicy Mayo, Pickled Daikon and Carrot, Jalapeno, and crushed Peanuts.
Hot Diggity is popping up at Hobbs Coffee (1 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA) this Friday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for the shop’s annual Hot Dog Jamboree. And even if Hot Diggity’s Keith Garabedian wasn’t making his first hot dog appearance since the closure of his South Street restaurant, this would be a can’t miss event for hot dog fans. Also appearing at the event:
- Joey Baldino, Zeppoli
- Scott Schroeder, South Philadelphia Tap Room and American Sardine Bar
- Marcos Espinoza, Side Project Jerky
- GitJo, Culinary collaboration of Craig Parahus (Amis) and Michael Strauss (Taprom on 19)
- Gary Ducket, some kind of pickle jawn
- Hawk Krall, hot dog artist
- Nick Macri, La Divisa Meats
- Ari Miller, 1732 Meats
Hot Diggity University Class #2 on Southern hot dogs will be tonight, Monday, May 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. A ticket to this special class run by local hot dog legend Hawk Krall will set you back $45. The ticket gets you full access to four special hot dogs, lots of beer, and a talk with Hawk. This is a can’t miss for any hot dog aficionado.
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The above photo comes from a weekend test run of the Fry Bread Pop-up that is coming to 12 Steps Down on Monday, January 21st. Hawk Krall, Fidel Gastro and Lucio Palazzo are ready to make fry bread a thing in Philadelphia. – Photo via Shiprock Pop-Up
I have four words to say to you people: Fry. Bread. Pop. Up.
I have confidence that a small portion of the Foobooz audience–those who come from the West, who have traveled through the mountains and the deserts, who know that the state of New Mexico has more to offer this great nation than discount turquoise and crystal meth–have just passed out from excitement over the promise of an honest-to-Jesus Navajo taco / fry bread experience in Philly, so I’m going to give them a moment to recover.
For those of you who are not moved by those four magic words above, let me explain something to you about Navajo tacos…
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s true. Foobooz–America’s most awesome-est food blog–now has a retail arm for all of your holiday shopping pleasure. The Foobooz Store will be THE place to pick up clever t-shirts (like the Hawk Krall-designed East Passyunk tee, or the limited-edition Foobooz Sriracha shirt which will make you the coolest kid on any block whenever you wear it), Philadelphia City Dining Cards, Side Project Jerky (the jerky for gentlemen), and more.
And really? We’re just getting started. But what with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the gift-giving holidays coming up (did you know that beef jerky and locally-made food blog tee-shirts are the traditional gifts for loved ones on New Year’s Day?), we decided it was time to light this candle and start
whoring ourselves expanding our brand more directly.
So check it out, won’t you? It’s up and running right now. Just stay home, have a cup of coffee, skip all the crazy sales and just shop with us. Because really, everyone knows that, come Christmas, an Anonymous Commenter tee-shirt and a fistful of jerky beats some stupid flatscreen TV any day.
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The South Street Headhouse District is presenting the Dog Days of Summer from July 18th-23rd in honor of National Hot Dog month and to celebrate the family-owned businesses of South Street that have developed the area.
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Issue 4 of Lucky Peach is now on newsstands and there are a couple of local connections within David Chang’s quarterly journal of food and writing. Tom Lax profiles the Schmitter for a foodie audience. The Schmitter of course is a combination of cheese, steak, grilled salami, tomatoes, fried onions and special sauce served on a kaiser roll. It’s the sandwich of record at McNally’s in Chestnut Hill, and can also be found at Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. Hawk Krall who seems to be everywhere right now also has an illustration featured in the magazine. Look for the American Food Issue of Lucky Peach at Barnes and Noble or do what we did and pick up a copy at Cook.