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Many people are calling today National Cheesesteak Day. That’s not entirely true. After way too much research back in 2014, we realized that the day that was supposed to be celebrated was National Cheesesteak Thursday. March 24th, 2014 and 2015 wasn’t a Thursday so we refused to play along with the made up holiday.
But today is March 24th and a Thursday, so today, we celebrate.
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The JAWN – a SpOt original featuring sliced ribeye, sloppy joe meat, fries, Whiz, onions, SpOt sauce.
SpOt Burgers is opening its brick-and-mortar storefront in Brewerytown this Sunday, January 17th. Joshua Kim is bringing his accolade winning food cart indoors to 2821 West Girard Avenue.
In addition to ten varieties of burgers, Kim is offering house-butchered steak sandwiches, pork sandwiches, sloppy Joes, specialty egg rolls and fries. The burgers range are $8 to $9 and the most expensive thing on the menu is his Best of Philly winning ribeye cheesesteak.
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Spot Burgers will go brick-and-mortar in Brewerytown
Josh Kim isn’t just busy coming up with new sandwiches. The owner of the SpOt Burgers food cart has also landed a storefront. According to Drew Lazor’s story on Philly.com, Kim will be setting up shop at 2821 West Girard Avenue in Brewerytown this fall. SpOt Burgers will take over Butter’s Soul Food, which just moved up the street.
SpOt, the restaurant will offer burgers, cheesesteaks and according to Lazor, more of the specials that he sometimes had at his cart.
SpOt Burgers to open a restaurant this fall [Philly.com]
Last night, Josh Kim, the owner and operator of the SpOt Burgers cart posted about his latest creation, the JAWN. It is a Frankenstein-ian combination of ribeye, sloppy Joe, cheez whiz, onions and fries, all served on a burger roll. Though French fries on a sandwich may have some thinking Pittsburgh, the ribeye and cheez whiz make this a force to be reckoned with in Philadelphia.
If you need this in your life, SpOt Burgers is at 33rd and Arch today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then at Headhouse Square from 6 to 9 p.m. It will also be available tomorrow back at 33rd and Arch.
SpOt Burgers [Foobooz]
Night Markets aren’t the only time to visit food trucks.
Sure, Philly is going through a serious restaurant boom right now. But we’re also living in a golden age of food trucks. Offering everything from pierogis to macarons to cheesesteaks to tater tots covered in beer cheese, these are some of the best trucks cruising the city right now. Read more »
While the sports world is enraptured with the Roman numeral, XLIX, taco lovers in Philadelphia are more excited about XI. Tonight, Sancho Pistola’s is hosting its 11th Fishtown Taco Exchange, and this evening’s dance partner is SpOt Burger. SpOt’s Josh Kim is known for his burgers and Best of Philly winning cheesesteaks, but tonight he will be making beef tenderloin tempura tacos.
The fun kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Sancho’s and two tacos will be $14.
Check out “Sancho Spielbergo’s” video for more details.
Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]
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]
The 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]
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 »
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 »