Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck Calls it Quits

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Matthew Feldman launched his Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck in late 2011. His burgers and shakes were well received and he was a popular truck wherever he set up. So it was a surprise today to see that he’s shutting down the truck. No word on what’s next for Feldman who at one time hoped to open a jazz club in Newbold.

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Help Lucky Old Souls Get a New Engine

 Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck

On Sunday, August 25th Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck owner Matthew Feldman wound up in a pickle. His truck had broken down and he couldn’t make it to his normal spot at the Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. He did find his way to Queen Village’s Kennett though, where he was lamenting his situation over a Bloody Mary. And from there, an idea was born. Feldman, and Kennett chef Brian Ricci hatched the plan to have a Patty Melt Pop-Up tonight at Kennett. So head to Kennett this evening for Lucky Old Souls Patty Melts paired with Kennett fries. The bar will also be offering a $4 beer pairing with each purchase. All the proceeds will go to a new engine fund for the LOS Burger truck. The pop-up runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. so get there and order a patty melt or two.

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Six Pack: Veggie Burgers in Philadelphia

Travel + Leisure named Philadelphia the no. 2 burger city in all of America this year jumping up from last year’s paltry no. 22, and second only to Providence, Rhode Island, which, if we’re being honest, at less than 21 square miles barely counts as a city anyway.

So with that said, by my count that makes the City of Brotherly Love the best burger town in the US of A. So with cheesesteaks and burgers it looks like we’ve got the meat thing down. But what to do about our vegan brothers and sisters? Luckily, it looks like Philly is improving on this front as well, serving up killer veggie burgers at some of the same joints making our top meaty burgers. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, try one of these six options on for size. Who knows? Maybe you’ll convert. (But probably not.)

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Six Pack: House Made Sodas


While New Yorkers shudder at the thought of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large servings of sodas and sugary drinks, we Philadelphians are prepared to let all the soda addicts cry on our shoulders. More importantly, we are also prepared to brag about the limitless bottles of craft soda that we have on hand throughout this great city at any point in time. At these six Philly establishments you can find a plethora of flavors in as many ounces as your heart desires.

Stings a bit, doesn’t it NYC?

Hey, if you’re nice we may even let you have some. But only, like, 12 oz or so.

Our Favorite House Made Sodas (no high fructose corn syrup anywhere) »

Lucky Old Souls at Love Park Today

The Lucky Old Souls Truck will make its Love Park debut today. The truck specializes in burgers and features grass-fed black angus beef from Rineer Family Farm in Lancaster County. The truck will also offer a house-made veggie burger as well as house cured bacon and scratch-made ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and Lucky Old Souls sauce. The truck also sells milkshakes featuring Bassetts ice cream.

The truck is the work of Matthew Feldman who is still working on opening a jazz club in Newbold. The truck will be at Love Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more on the truck, check out the artist’s post at Girls Can Tell.

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Quick Bites: Chinese German Bar, Jazzy Burgers and Tacos for Rittenhouse

In coming months Eulogy’s Michael Naessens will be converting Market Street’s Old City Asian Bistro into Tsingtau Lokal, a German-Asian pub concept. It isn’t as random as you might initially think, it is inspired by Qingdao, the Chinese port city once held by Germany. [Meal Ticket]

We’ve been following Matt Feldman’s plan for a Newbold jazz club since 2009. But as we patiently await that project comes road that Feldman has purchased the Renaissance Sausage Truck and is preparing Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck. Stay up to date on progress by following the truck on Twitter. [The Insider]

Ocean City’s Pure Tacos is opening a branch in the former Pad Thai Shack on 18th Street at Moravian. Expect plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. [The Feast]

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