A couple months back, we told you all about the best idea that the Reading Terminal Market has had in years: The opening of a fancy corndog stand right in the middle of the action. It is called Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs and is the brainchild of two market veterans: Rebecca Foxman and Ezekial Ferguson who, between them, have done time with Valley Shepherd Creamery and Meltkraft at the market, plus Ferguson’s 13 years at DiBruno Bros. as a “cheese and bacon connoisseur.”
Fox & Son has been up and running for a few weeks now, doing a slow run-up to their grand opening with a limited menu. Tomorrow, they’re having their official grand opening with a ceremonial cutting of a giant wiener (in lieu of a ribbon), but I dropped by yesterday to check out their most classic and satisfying combo: a corndog and a basket of fried cheese curds.
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A couple months ago, we told you about the upcoming opening of Fox & Son Fancy Corndogs at the Reading Terminal Market. We didn’t have a lot of details then, but we did have the one fact that truly mattered: That there was a fancy corndog / poutine / funnel cake operation coming to the Market, which was, seriously, some of the best news of the winter.
So tell me, what’s the one bit of news that could be better?
That Fox & Son is open right now.
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Okay, so first things first. Fox & Son Fancy Corn Dogs is a brand new corn dog / poutine / cheese curd / baked potato concept coming soon to the Reading Terminal Market.
That right there might be one of the happiest sentences I have written since coming to Philly.
But nearly as good, is this one: They’re doing a pop-up charity event at Garage North in Fishtown on December 28 with Ari Miller from Food Underground and the crew from Sly Fox Brewery.
The details, right this way…
Picture this: It’s Wednesday, November 30th. You come home from a long, hectic workday looking for the perfect way to unwind. You turn on the TV and start clicking through the channels only to realize you really don’t feel like forcing yourself to watch yet another round of Jeopardy! You then go to the fridge for a glass of wine, knowing THIS will surely be the remedy to your woes, only to remember you and your best friend drank the entire box of Franzia during last weekend (then you begin to question why you still drink Franzia, even though you graduated from college three years ago).
Suddenly, you remember that you were reading Be Well Philly during your lunch break last week (we won’t tell your boss) and there just so happens to be a pop-up yoga event tonight at Reading Terminal Market. Insert you jumping for joy here.
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Bacon is the food fad that will never die. It is American charcuterie, the best friend of hamburgers, grilled cheese, eggs and pretty much everything else on earth. There is virtually no dish which can not be improved by the skillful application of bacon, and while, really, if you’re living your best life, every day is bacon day, there’s also an official National Bacon Day: September 3.
The vendors at Reading Terminal Market? They’re celebrating the best way they know how. With lots and lots (and lots) of bacon.
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Cocktails with local herbs and produce at Reading Terminal Market
On Thursday, August 25th, Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails, his company sets up bars at weddings, catered events, tastings and even offers a bar on wheels, and now he’s going to host a cocktail class at the Reading Terminal Market on how to make drinks using herbs and produce from your garden or local market.
Each participant gets their own mixing station and light bites will be served to go with the drinks.
The class runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Each guest will receive a hand juicer and recipe guide, in addition to the cocktails created.
13th Street Cocktails [Official]
Ground to Glass: Interactive Cocktails with 13th Street Cocktail Catering [TicketLeap]
Diner en Blanc Philadelphia 2014. Photo by Johanna Austin
Whether you’re a Diner en Blanc devotee or devoted to hating on it, the preview party Tuesday night at Reading Terminal Market
will give you a peek at what all the fuss is about. Mostly, the fuss is about exclusivity, with a side of spectacle: Diner en Blanc, started in Paris in 1988, is an invite-only pop-up dinner party with thousands of paying guests, clad in all white, converging on a public space.
Philly’s first, five years ago, was at Logan Circle; last summer’s location at the Navy Yard was not as well received by attendees, but businesses seemed to prefer it to 2014, when several blocks of Broad Street in Center City were shut down.
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The Reading Terminal Market, already a crossroads for Philadelphians of all stripes, will serve as a bridge between the city’s ethnic communities through a Knight Cities Challenge-winning series of cooking classes. Photo | Fletcher6 from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge April 12, and this year’s 37 winners include four projects from Philadelphia.
The foundation received more than 4,500 answers to the question it posed: “What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?” The 37 winning ideas will each get a share of $5 million in grant money distributed through the challenge. All of them aim at helping cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement. Read more »
We rank all of the cheesesteaks at the Reading Terminal Market
Back when Rick’s Steaks had a stand at the Reading Terminal Market it was the only place inside the market to get a cheesesteak. But without an exclusive vendor, you can now get cheesesteaks at seven locations inside the market, eight if you include the pork cheesesteak at Wursthaus Schmitz. So with this explosion of cheesesteak options, Team Foobooz sets out to find the best cheesesteak at the Reading Terminal Market.
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Former Mezze will become Condiment | G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia
For how often they are used, we don’t give condiments as much attention as they deserve. Salad isn’t complete without dressing, it’s not turkey without gravy, and what’s tuna salad without mayonnaise?
Elizabeth Halen, who runs Flying Monkey Bakery at Reading Terminal Market, is all about condiments, which is why she’s opening a new shop at the market—Condiment. Condiment is an innovative business that will offer customizable foods like freshly-churned butter with over a dozen add-in options including garlic, dill, red pepper, cinnamon, and honey, and whipped-to-order mayonnaise that can be customized into various flavors. They’ll also offer their own ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, hummus, and gravy, among plenty of other condiments, like dessert sauces including their own hot fudge, chocolate syrup, and marshmallow sauce.
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