In Between Night Markets: Three Food Truck Events From The Food Trust

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July is already going to be busy in Philly. And if food trucks are your thing, then we’ve got some good news for you. The Food Trust (the folks behind all the Night Markets) have laid on three food truck events to fill the gap between the Callowhill Night Market (which happened back on June 23) and the next event, which will be in a new location in West Philly on September 1.

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Getting to the Roxborough Night Market

night market roxborough 940The first Night Market of the 2016 season is upon us and it is happening this evening in Roxborough. Ridge Avenue will be closed off from Fountain Street to Monastery Avenue as dozens of food trucks, beer vendors and musicians descend on the area.

And with this Nigh Market, the Food Trust is going all out to make it as easy as possible to get there. There will be valet parking at Roxborough Hospital, shuttle buses from Wissahickon and Ivy Ridge train stations and five bus lines getting people close to the action.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with new vendors like Bombay Local PizzaMy Four Suns Korean Fusion and
Viva Empanada. The next two Night Markets have also been announced. On Thursday, June 23 the roving market will be in the Callowhill neighborhood and on September 1st will head to West Philadelphia.

Roxborough Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market [Food Trust]

Field Guide: Spring’s Best Food and Drink Festivals in Philadelphia

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

The Rittenhouse Row Festival |Photo via Rittenhouse Row

It’s officially May in Philadelphia, and that means we’re about to embark on a month with a summer’s worth of festivals crammed into the three weekends before Memorial Day weekend. For the eaters and drinkers among us, there’s no shortage of beer festivals, cider fests, Kentucky derby block parties and — wait for it — even a goat race. Happy spring, Philly.

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Sweat Before You Stuff Your Face: Outdoor Yoga Coming to Night Market

For the past five years, Night Market, the Food Trust’s festival that pops up in different neighborhoods throughout the warmer months, has been all about stuffing your face. I mean, there’s usually so much to choose from, how could you not? But this year, they’ve worked in some food for the soul (their words, not mine): To kick off Night Market season, which will start in Roxborough this time around, there will be a Night Market yoga class. So you can at least get your sweat on before you eat your weight in pizza and ice cream and samosas and whatever else you can get your hands on. AMEN to that. Read more »

Awesometown’s Open House Looks to be Pregame Hot Spot for Night Market

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Awesometown | via Postgreen Homes

Heading Night Market at Frankford & Girard on October 1? It’s the final one of the season, and to make it even more special, Postgreen Homes is offering up their second unconventional open house party at their nearby mixed-income Awesometown development, called “Made in Awesometown.”

Though not officially affiliated with the Food Trust’s popular outdoor food truck festival, Postgreen’s Chad Ludeman described it as “a bit of a pre-game [of Night Market] to see some cool local stuff while getting free drinks and snacks.” Sounds good to us.

“I guess an unwritten rule of our brand is to do everything a bit different or with a twist,” said Ludeman. “Open houses are normal and often boring, so we try to make them a bit more interesting and fun.”

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Lancaster Avenue Night Market Is Tonight

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Tonight is Night Market, folks. Returning once more to West Philly, the party will be descending on Lancaster Avenue for several hours of food trucks, beer and live music shared with tens of thousands of your closest friends. And while we have previously offered general advice for making the most out of your Night Market experiences, here’s some very specific intel on what’s going to be happening tonight.

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Night Market-Style Open House With Food Trucks Set for Pat Croce’s Former Estate

Pat Croce's former estate | Photos by Herb Engelsberg and Michael Brock

Pat Croce’s former estate | Photos by Herb Engelsberg and Michael Brock

Want to prep for Thursday’s Night Market food truck scene and scope out a Main Line estate with a fascinating backstory? There’s an open house for that.

Here’s the deal, the Juliann Lange Team and the Michael Sivel Team are co-hosting a “festival style” open house at the former estate of one Pat Croce, according to an e-mail sent out this affternoon. Yes, Pat Croce, everyone’s favorite pirate enthusiast, explorer, and former president of the future Camden Philadelphia 76ers.

The open house will feature three of Philly’s top food trucks, including SpOt Burgers, Little Babies Ice Cream and Sweetbox Cupcakes. SpOt Burgers won’t be at Night Market, so that’s like an added bonus to going to the open house.

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Make the Most of Night Market on South Street West

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Night Market moves west on South Street.

Night Market hits South Street between Broad and 18th Streets tonight. As always, there will be tens of thousands of people and plenty of lines. There will also be tons of food, plenty of drinks and did we mention the lines? But that’s OK, because the people watching is great, the bites are worth a bit of a wait and if you follow our advice, you will enjoy Night Market.

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Night Market 2015 Schedule Announced

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Photo courtesy Tug Haines for The Food Trust

One of the best things about summer (and fall) in Philly? Night Market–those massive, one-night-only neighborhood food truck festivals that have been known to attract tens of thousands of people. So you can imagine how happy we were to see the official 2015 Night Market schedule come down this morning.

There are going to be four this year–three brand new locations and one old favorite (that isn’t Chinatown).

So you wanna know where they’re going to be?

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