With their storefront opening, South Philly Barbacoa will host the first of what they plan to be monthly (or bi-monthly) dinner events this Friday. The events will feature artists and food. First up is Isaiah Zagar and street artist Air Rat.
In Honest Tom’s owner Tom McCusker is nothing if not honest. In a post to Instagram, McCusker states: “In a last ditch effort to make more money without the living Hell that would be a second location…I present to you: Honest Tom’s Taco Sauce.” How honest.
Honest Tom’s is offering four sauces: Mild; Hot; Special and Halloween. Halloween is described as a spicy jalapeno and garlic sauce created by an employee three Halloweens ago. The Special sauce is their take on a classic red hot sauce.
The sauces are currently available at Honest Tom’s storefront, 261 S 44th Street, for $5 per bottle. But McCusker tells us he’d love to get in the wholesale business.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop [Foobooz]
South Philly Barbacoa, the Mexican food cart sensation from Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez is getting a storefront. The cart has been a weekend destination at 8th and Watkins since early 2014. But Saturday was the cart’s last service at 8th and Watkins. But on the very good side, Miller and Martinez are going to be getting a storefront at 1703 S 11th Street, the former home of Vegan Commissary.
South Philly Barbacoa [Foobooz]
The fourth Tour de Taco is upon us, think Tour de France, but you’re biking to 9 of Philly’s best taco shops. The event, happening on Saturday June 13, spans 15 miles and tours shops from South Philly, through West Philly, all the way to Fishtown.
Riders are recommended to pre-order their tacos now as the event has become bigger than expected. Place your order here by Friday June 5th to beat the inevitable lines. Order as many as you like since you’re biking it all off anyway, but we suggest keeping the margaritas to a minimum (at least at the beginning of the 15 mile stretch).
Check out more event details over on our sister blog, Be Well Philly.
Food truckers Mike Sultan, Carolyn Nguyen (Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo) and Alan Krawitz (Say Cheese) are partnering up to create Revolution Taco. The brick-and-mortar taco/burrito spot just won zoning approval at 2015 Walnut Street.
Attendees to the recently held Women Against Abuse’s Dish It Up event were able to taste Nguyen’s ability, as she won this year’s Purple Dish Award with a heckuva taco.
The zoning approval clears the way for the opening of the 30-seat BYOB. The trio is aiming for a grand opening in Mid-Summer.
Revolution Taco [Foobooz]
Chipotle is now open in the food court on the second floor of the Shops at Liberty Place. The food court location is Center City’s third Chipotle, joining the stand-alone locations at 1512 Walnut Street and 1200 Walnut Street.
Vetri veteran Justino Jimenez is opening Los Jimenez Mexican Cocina, a taco shop at 6th and Oregon that will focus on spit-roasted, Al Pastor style tacos. Food Junkets has the details on the shop which will open around April 1st.
You may have already had Jimenez’s tacos if you have been at the Garage on a night he was in the cart. We have only heard good things about his tacos.
Los Jimenez Mexican Cocina [Foobooz]
Join Dos Segundos on Tuesday, March 10th at 7 pm for a special night with Brooklyn Brewery. Five plates will be paired with five Brooklyn Brewing beers including the rare Cuvee La Boite, a 2011 Monster Ale and more.
Chef Neal Mayton is pairing the beers with everything from tuna crudo to a lamb t-bone.
Tickets are $65; seating will be limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased here.
Jose Garces is opening Buena Onda in the Granary building on the 1900 block of Callowhill Street. Buena Onda will join Pizzeria Vetri and Gyu-Kaku on the block. The casual spot, sporting the slogan “Fresh Fish Tacos” will offer tacos, quesadillas and more. The restaurant will have a liquor license, and according to this Instagram photo, Jose Garces’s tenth Philadelphia restaurant concept will offer a selection of cheladas.
Stay tuned for more details. We will all get a chance to try Buena Onda out on Monday, March 16th, when the restaurant opens to the public.
Buena Onda [Foobooz]