Hunger Burger Opening in the Reading Terminal

hunger burger february squareGeorge and Kim Mickel, who already own By George! in the Reading Terminal Market are getting ready to open a second stall, Hunger Burger. The burger stand is scheduled to open on February 2nd on the center court of the market.

Hunger Burger will serve up Black Angus beef burgers, fries, breakfast burgers, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and milkshakes made with the Terminal’s Bassett’s Ice Cream.

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Foobooz Six Pack: Philly’s Best Pie

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Double Crust Apple Pie à la mode from Jones

Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.

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Serious Eats Declares the Roast Pork Sandwich Our Greatest Culinary Attraction

Reading-Term-Roast-Pork-BeefSerious Eats wasn’t very impressed with the state of Philadelphia’s cheesesteak scene but is a big fan of our roast pork sandwiches. Features Editor Niki Achitoff-Gray tried 14 of them recently and came up with her best six.

It’s a pretty good list, we just wish it were easier to find ANY roast pork sandwich after nightfall.

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Paul Steinke, Former Reading Terminal Manager, Will Announce City Council Bid

Paul Steinke (right) at Reading Terminal Market. Photo | Facebook

Paul Steinke (right) at Reading Terminal Market. Photo | Facebook

The Philadelphia City Council at-large race is starting to get crowded. Democrat Paul Steinke, who stepped down from his position as general manager of the Reading Terminal Market last month, will officially announce Tuesday that he’s running for an at-large seat in the May 19th primary.

His announcement is taking place at the Field House, a sports bar across from — where else? — Reading Terminal. More from the Steinke campaign’s announcement:

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La Divisa Meats Takes Over for Border Springs Farm Stand

la-divisa-meats-squareNick Macri, who has been working at the Border Springs Farm Stand in the Reading Terminal Market is now taking over the stand and rebranding it La Divisa Meats.

The stand will continue to serve Border Springs lamb but will also add Country Time Pork, grass-fed veal and whey-fed pork from Birchrun Hills Farm.

Macri has dabbled in the butchery and charcuterie game before. After leaving Old City’s Beneluxx in 2009, he was working to get La Divisa Specialty Meats off the ground as a wholesale operation. But then he went back into the restaurant game at Southwark.

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Last Call For Thanksgiving Orders At The Fair Food Farmstand

FairFoodLogoIf you’ve just realized Thanksgiving is only a week away by reading this sentence (or you already know how close it is and can’t seem to find time to buy your part of the meal), don’t worry. Fair Food is taking Last Chance Thanksgiving Preorders today and tomorrow.

Bread and rolls from Philly Muffin and Fair Food’s “Thanksgiving in a Box” Produce Share need to be ordered by today at 5 p.m.–so you’ve got like two hours.

As far as the turkeys (naturally raised from the Howe Farm); pies, pumpkin eclairs, breads and rolls from Wild Flour Bakery; and oysters from the Cape May Oyster Cooperative, those can be ordered by tomorrow at 5.

Fair Food’s also got a huge produce list, if you are in need of something specific.

So, if you’ve already procrastinated this long, get up now and hit the Fair Food stand at Reading Terminal Market between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m..

Fair Food Farmstand [Official]

Have the Reading Terminal Market Delivered in an Hour

instacart-rtmBeginning today, Instacart is now delivering from 32 Reading Terminal merchants. The online delivery service allows users to select items from Bassetts Ice Cream to Valley Shepherd Creamery. It’s an exciting addition for crowd averse Terminal shoppers.

Instacart already provides delivery from Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, ACME Markets, Super Fresh and Green Aisle Grocery within a couple hours of ordering. Instacart charges a flat fee for delivery and also offers an Amazon Prime-like service of no-charge delivery for $99 per year.

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Bacon and Beer Class, or 1732 Meats’ Best Idea Ever

1732-meats1732 Meats  is hosting one of its Food School classes that involves two of the most beloved inventions of mankind: bacon and beer. The class will take place on Thursday, November 6th, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the demonstration kitchen, recently dubbed City Kitchen, in Reading Terminal Market.

1732’s baconator, Ari Miller will demonstrate how to turn heritage breed pork belly into bacon – the guests will then get hands-on and learn how to make their own cured meats. The Make Your Own Bacon Class will also offer craft brews from Philadelphia Brewing Co. and Commonwealth Ciders.

As if this event couldn’t get any more appealing, during the class you’ll receive a free pack of 1732 bacon to munch on. So basically you’ll be drinking beer, eating bacon, while making more bacon to take home with you, and working your brain a little bit, too.

Food School: Make Your Own Bacon with Ari Miller of 1732 Meats [Tickets]

Founder of Philly Sustainability App MilkCrate Dishes on Her Favorite Sustainable Spot in the City

Morgan Berman // Photo via Facebook

Morgan Berman // Photo via Facebook

Today, I chatted with Morgan Berman while she waited to hear whether or not her company, Philly-based sustainability app MilkCrate, will win the Forbes’ 30 under 30 Pressure-Cooker contest—the company was one in five chosen from all over the country to pitch their idea in a Shark Tank-like setting, with the hopes of winning a $400,000 prize. Sounds stressful, right?

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This Weekend: Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival

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Tis the season for hayrides, corn mazes, and picking the perfect pumpkin. But for all of us city slickers for whom South Jersey’s farmland is a major excursion, Reading Terminal is taking care of things.

This Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 until 4:00, the Market is shutting down Filbert Street between 11th and 12th and jamming it full of hay bales, corn stalks, and as much seasonal goodness as possible. For the past 14 years, the Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival has meant games and a pumpkin patch for kids, but this year they’re upping the ante a bit. Sure, there will be savory edibles like barbecued ribs, turkey legs, pot roast sammies, and various pumpkin and butternut squash dishes. And naturally, there will be sweets like candied apples, sweet potato pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and sundaes loaded with fall flavors. But just for you food people for whom nothing is ever quite enough, this year chef Nick Macri will also be roasting a whole Border Springs Farm lamb. And if that’s still not exciting enough, here’s the real game changer: For the first time ever the Harvest Festival will also have a beer garden. Hosted by market vendor Molly Malloy’s, this weekend you’ll be able to wash down your pumpkin fondue with Victory’s Festbier, Hopdevil, and Lager or – why not – a Pumpkin Ale by Starr Hill.

Keep an eye on Reading Terminal’s Twitter feed for further updates: @RdgTerminalMkt

 

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