ThinkFest is Philadelphia magazine’s week-long series of events featuring smart conversations about the city, education, the arts, entrepreneurship, the food scene, tech and creative culture.
Chris Matthews is the keynote speaker at Thursday night’s event and Saturday’s Main Event will feature M. Night Shyamalan, Aimee Olexy and Marc Vetri among others.
Vetri’s talk, “Cultivating the Creative Connection” is one of 17 idea-sparking sessions that will take place during the main event at the Kimmel Center.
Aimee Olexy will be participating in a panel looking at how are food scene is expanding way beyond the restaurant. Also participating in the panel is Dan Pennachietti of Lil Dan’s Food Truck and April White of The Food Trust.
Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.
Yup. In addition to all the run-of-the-mill awesomeness involved in a Night Market (particularly a Chinatown Night Market), this one will have a little extra kick in the form of free tacos being offered by Chipotle.
Sure, there’s an ulterior motive. They’re basically offering a sneak-peek taste of the new sofritas that they’re going to be rolling out at Philly stores later in the month in order to drum up interest in the new menu item. But really, who cares? Free tacos are free tacos. And they’re going to be offering two varieties–shredded, braised tofu with roasted poblanos, chipotle chilies and spices, and barbacoa (which is the same thing, only with beef).
So anyway, if you find yourself either short on pesos or craving tacos, look for Chipotle’s tent. I’m guessing you’ll be able to spot it by the line.
Chinatown Night Market [Official]
After two successful night markets in conjunction with the Food Trust, Mt. Airy is stepping out on its own to throw Mt. Airy’s Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll. The event is set for Thursday, September 19th and like Night Market will showcase tons of food trucks and local restaurants lining Germantown Avenue between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue. In addition to all the food and drink, there will be two stages for live entertainment , a craft show, a fashion truck and family activity zone.
And Eagles fans, do not to worry, the Eagles vs. Chiefs game will be broadcast.
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Philadelphia’s mobile food force and local South Street area businesses are mobilizing for tonight’s Night Market. The South Street Night Market will have the most vendors yet and the unseasonably wonderful weather probably means it will be the best attended Night Market yet. In addition to the 80+ food vendors there will be five locations for live entertainment, the opportunity to turn clean energy into a free Six Point beer and the chance to turn your Instagram shots into prints.
Check out the program for all the details. And if you cannot make it out tonight, the next Night Market will be in Chinatown on Thursday, October 3rd.
South Street Night Market Program (PDF)
Night Market Philadelphia [Official Site]
Ben Puchowitz has 2,000 chicken wings ready in preparation for tomorrow night’s Night Market on South Street. Cheu Noodle Bar will be just one of the eighty vendors feeding the masses on South Street between front and 9th Streets.
Mayor on Foursquare, Duke or Duchess on Yelp. None of these titles come with real power. But the King or Queen of Night Market, there’s power there. Donate to support the Food Trust’s Night Market and you might just be royalty for the South Street Night Market. And what does that get you? Well you’ll be able to cut the line and get free food for two at more than twenty of top Night Market picks.
Night Market South Street is happening on Thursday, August 15th between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. This might be the biggest Night Market yet as South Street will be blocked off from Front to 9th Street and along 2nd Street, between South and Lombard.
Philly Night Market [Official Site]
Food truck culture has truly taken off in Philadelphia. Night Markets are supported by than 60 food trucks and on any given day, there are as many on the streets of the city and not just in University City. Nowadays, food trucks find their way to Love Park and City Hall as well as down to the Navy Yard. Open air markets like PHAIR and Brooklyn Flea Philly also make use of mobile food vendors.
Below is our listing of where to find food trucks, from daily lunches to farmers’ market snacks. Among the spots you might not know about:
- Food trucks become a daily occurrence at the Navy Yard starting on July 1st.
- Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway gets food trucks as of Wednesday, July 17th.
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2013′s first Night Market on Fairmount Avenue
The Night Market in West Oak Lane is set for Thursday and the weather report for Thursday is 80° and sunny (a nice contrast to today). This Night Market, centered around 72nd and Ogontz, will bring almost 60 food trucks and restaurants to Ogontz Avenue; including the debuts of Reuben on Rye, Surf and Turf and MomPops Popsicles. Also look for West Oak Lane exclusives like Relish, Green Soul and Victoria’s Kitchen.
The West Oak Lane Night Market will also have the Food Trust’s biggest entertainment lineup yet. The Kimmel Center’s Youth Jazz Ensemble will be joined by Kyo Daiko Japanese drummers and hip-hop artists Halfro. There will also be the West Oak Lane stars Motown by Eva Donaldson School of Music, R+B by C-Young and contemporary gospel by Pastor Carlton Aiken and the Faithful. And high above, there will be the Philadelphia School of Circus Art on the high wire.
Night Market Philly [Official Site]
Photo by Arthur Etchells
The Fairmount Night Market is set for this Thursday, May 16th. A half-mile of some of the city’s best restaurants and food trucks will be descending on Fairmount Avenue around 22nd Street. Live music, art and history and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts will be joining the food trucks that are the backbone of the Food Trust’s night markets.
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Last week we gave you the schedule of 2013 Night Markets. Today we have some more details on the Fairmount Night Market set for Thursday, May 16th. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be centered around 22nd and Fairmount. More than 54 vendors have been confirmed, including Fairmount favorites like Alla Spina, Lemon Hill and Rembrandt’s. The restaurants will be joined as usual by food trucks including newcomers; the Tot Cart, Poi Dog and The Cow and The Curd.
Night Market Philadelphia [Official Site]