You remember Pizzagate, right? The wacky internet conspiracy theory that led a 28-year-old North Carolina man to drive all the way to Washington to fire a gun inside a pizzeria that he believed might’ve been operating a child abuse ring with Hillary Clinton?
I’m not going to lie: I haven’t gotten a whole lot of work done in the past two hours because I’ve spent approximately one hour and 37 minutes of those two hours staring — while occasionally wiping saliva from my chin — at the gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich filled with non-dairy Thai Iced Tea ice cream that Little Baby’s posted to Instagram earlier today. Yes: A gluten-free macaron ice cream sandwich.
Hai Street Kitchen opens its newest location today. The sushi roll fast-serve spot is now serving in the food court at the Shops of Liberty Place. This is Hai Street’s third Philadelphia location. There are also two locations in New York and a food truck roaming Philadelphia.
In other Philadelphia concepts branching out, Little Baby’s Ice Cream has a pop-up in Washington D.C. On Sundays. Washingtonians can get Little Baby’s unusual brand of ice cream on Sundays from 11am to 8pm in the Trickling Springs Creamery booth at Union Market.
I don’t need to do much editorializing about this upcoming fun run because the description really says it all.
Ahem: “We’ll start our run at Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s Cedar Park Embassy (49th and Baltimore),” says the Facebook post, “and then run to the World Headquarters at 2311 Frankford Ave in Fishtown. Why? Because Ice Cream!” Read more »
Not sure if I’m just hungrier than last week, or if these food instas just keep getting better and better. But don’t take my word for it… check out the ten best photos from this week (trust me, I scrolled through hundreds).
It was back in the sweltering summer days of 2013 when the first Affogato Days simultaneously caffeinated us and cooled us. The pop-up partnership between Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Elixr Coffee was a natural fit. Perfectly-pulled shots of single origin espresso poured over scoops of ice cream from Philly’s most playful jockeys of the deep freeze. Now, some of the Elixir kids have decamped to start W/N W/N Coffee Bar, but this year, just like Wet Hot American Summer, the gang is getting back together. The menu is the same, ice cream drowned in coffee once again, only this time the team is hitting the road.
Each Sunday in July, Honeygrow is inviting Little Baby’s Ice Cream into one of its stores for a honeybar collaboration. Choose Little (honey) Baby’s from the touchscreen menu and then add your favorite honeybar toppings.
Little Baby’s will be providing Cherry Hibiscus ice cream and for the dairy free, coconut-milk based Lychee Lemonade.
So here we are–mere hours away from the start of the Callowhill Night Market which will bring together 70-some food trucks and vendors (plus beer and live music and tee shirts and all the usual weirdness that comes when you pack tens of thousands of Philadelphians together in one place and make them stand in line for tacos) for a one-night party unrivaled by any other food event in the city.
Whether this is your first Night Market or your tenth, whether you’re comfortable hanging out with 20,000 of your closest friends or nervous about the mob scene, whether you’re laser-focused on just ONE THING YOU MUST EAT BEFORE THE END OF THE NIGHT or (like us) planning on trying everything on offer (and the good stuff twice), we’re here to help you get the most out of your Night Market experience. Check out our battle-tested advice below, and make note of the picks we’ve made for the must-hit trucks of tonight’s event.
Ready? As always, let’s start with…
What happens when three of Philly’s
strangest favorite local businesses get together for a one-night-only collaboration? Fan-crazed mayhem and food-induced comas resulting from donut and fried chicken inspired pizza and ice cream, that’s what.
Which is why we’re warning you in advance about this week’s event. Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are back for another Third Thursdee, and their collaborative partner this time? Returning champ Federal Donuts.