A Look at What SPOT Burger Might Look Like

Conceptual rendering by Ambit Architecture and Design

Conceptual rendering by Ambit Architecture and Design

SPOT Burger is raising money for a brick-and-mortar location of the popular food truck near or on Drexel’s campus. This weekend, owner Joshua Kim teased what the non-wheeled version of SPOT might look like.

Kim’s GoFundMe campaign continues and for every dollar you donate, you can redeem it in free food once the new SPOT opens.

SPOT Burger [Foobooz]

Spot Burger Looks to Put Down Roots

spot-burger-cart-940.jpg-spot-burgersThe highly praised Spot Burger cart by Josh Kim has launched a $75,000 GoFundMe campaign in order to raise money for a brick-and-mortar location for the cart that normally hangs out around Drexel’s campus.

According to Kim, Spot Burger has “caught the attention of a retail developer, and we have been given the opportunity of a full restaurant in the Drexel Campus/Mantua area.”

Since coming on the scene in early 2012, Kim has received lots of praise including a 2014 Best of Philly award for Best Cheesesteak.

GoFundMe is a bit different than the better known Kickstarter, all GoFundMe campaigns have no deadlines or goal requirements and no penalties for missing your goal. So all donations are received by the person offering the fundraising campaign.

 

SPOT Gourmet Burgers, Steaks & Pork [Foobooz]

TONIGHT: Suppa’s Chef on Chopped

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Chef Georgeann Leaming of Northern Liberties’ Suppa will be on Chopped this evening. Tune into the Food Network at 10 p.m. to see the Philadelphia chef.

Check out the Food Network’s description of the show.

In the first basket, the fryer gets pretty crowded as the chefs race to make crispy chicken wings, and the chefs are challenged to make African peri peri rub work in their dishes. Then in the entree round, a difficult cut of meat and a salty sandwich spread are among the mandatory ingredients. And will either finalist decide to bake a pie from the pie dough in the dessert basket?

Speaking of Pies » 

Tale of the Tape: SPOT Gourmet Burgers, Steaks, & Pork

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As we continue the Year of the Cheesesteak, we’ll be taking a look at cheesesteak spots that are new, been flying under the radar or been suggested to us. Today, we visit the SPOT Burgers truck at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Yes, SPOT Burgers has gotten plenty of rightful ink for their hamburgers but you cannot sleep on owner Josh Kim’s cheesesteaks.

The Tale of the Tape » 

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival

To kick off Manayunk’s Restaurant Week – September 30th-October 5 – Manayunk is holding its first StrEAT Food Festival on Main Street on Saturday September 29th from 10am-5pm. Over 20 vendors from the Philadelphia area will attend the event, the only day of the year that street vendors are allowed to sell food in Manayunk due to district regulations.

Read on for details and a list of participating vendors.
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Today’s Food Trucks at The Porch

Today at The Porch at 30th Street Station there will be a Farmer’s Market from 11 a.m.-to 2 p.m. Local vendors in attendance include Freshapeel Hummus, McCann’s Farm, Mompops, and MyHouse Cookies.

As we let you know last week in our food truck guide, four Philly food trucks show up at the Farmer’s Market each week. Today’s trucks include Zea May’s Kitchen, Spot Burger, Say Cheese, and Nomad Pizza.

The Porch Farmer’s Market [Official Site]

4th of July Specials

Though the parkway will be crowded with thousands and thousands tomorrow and most businesses are closing, a few restaurants will remain open for the holiday. Here are some Fourth-O’-July specials and some places, well, we’re just happy they’re opening.

Open on the Fourth of July »

PhillyMFA Pop-Ups This Weekend

The Philly Mobile Food Association is at it again. The PMFA announced three pop-up events for this weekend on their website today.

A “Re-Up” Pop-Up has the PMFA returning with the Lutheran Settlement House on June 1st from 6 to 10 p.m. to at 1390 Frankford Avenue. Philly’s favorite food trucks have decided to make another stop at this Fishtown locale after the success of their first pop-up there. Lutheran Settlement House will be providing beer and requests donations, while Lil’ Dan’s, the Smoke Truck, Sweet Box Cupcakes, and Delicias will serve food. Click here for more info.

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