TONIGHT: Cheers to Five Years of Verdad

ChefNickFarinaHappy 5th Birthday Verdad.

And happy drinking and eating to the rest of us.

In celebration of a successful five years on the Main Line, Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar invites you to stop by tonight to enjoy free tacos and toast to five more with free margaritas. From 5-7 p.m, chef Nick Farina will be preparing pork carnitas and flash fried mahi mahi tacos. Along with your choice taco (1 per person) guests are encouraged to sample a watermelon chili and basil peach margarita. Cast your vote for your favorite mix and Verdad will add the winner to its $5 cocktail special, available for the rest of the summer.

Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar [Official]

Free Tacos at Union Taco in Manayunk

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Calling all broke college students and anyone else who loves free things and tacos. In order to celebrate Union Taco’s grand opening in Manayunk, the taqueria will be giving away free tacos tomorrow between noon and 2 p.m. Each guest, whether dining in or taking out, will get one taco on the house, but you can enjoy the entire menu, too.

This is Chef Nick Farina’s second Union Taco, and while the menu is almost identical to Northern Liberties’, though you won’t find any flatbreads at the Manayunk location. Yet that didn’t hinder Farina’s enthusiasm for his new opening. “I’m really excited to meet our new clientele and introduce our cuisine to Manayunk taco lovers.” And for you late-night taco lovers, Union Taco will be open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The new location will be at 4229 Main Street.

Union Taco [Foobooz]
Union Taco [Official]

Tonight: Ranch Road Tacos at Serrano

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Serrano in Old City may have served its last meal on June 28th, but starting tonight there will still be dishes coming out of the kitchen. Chef Meghan Carnevale will be running the show (and her first kitchen) this summer as Ranch Road Taco Shop, Carnevale’s beloved taco truck, hosts a midsummer pop up at the now-closed-for-renovations  Serrano.

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New Stalls Are Coming to Italian Market

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Last month, Ginger Snap Grocery became the Italian Market’s first organic stand when it opened in front of 907 9th Street (between Christian and Montrose). Ginger Snap was also the first stand to open since city code was changed to give the South 9th Street Business Association more flexibility in shaping the mix of vendors on the block.

And now the Passyunk Post is reporting on two more stalls are coming, a roasted nut stand and taco stand are on their way to 9th Street.

Two more Italian Market stands on the way as new manager fixes 1907 rules [Passyunk Post]

Italian Market [Philadelphia Magazine]

DIY Taco Night at Lolita

Prepare to get your hands a little messy.

But you can lick them clean afterwards, because Lolita is holding a DIY Taco Night this Sunday, July 6th and Monday, July 7th.

Each person of your party will choose a primary taco filler, served family style, from a list which includes korean style flank steak w/ jicama kimchi and cornflake crusted mahi w/ chipotle mayonesa, just to name a couple. You can dress up your taco with mexican street corn a bit of queso de oaxaca or some avocado-tomatillo salsa if you prefer. Remember to leave room to finish your hands on dining experience with some Mexican spiced chocolate pot de crème. See the flyer below for more details.

The price of the event is $35 per person.

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What to Eat This Week: Tasty Tacos

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My love for tacos is unparalleled: I could eat tacos for every meal, every single day, for the rest of my life. Like, if someone dared me to do that, I would take on the challenge without an ounce of hesitation. Tacos never get boring because they are so freakin’ versatile: shrimp and pineapple tacos, black bean and arugula tacos, scrambled egg and pico de gallo tacos—the list never ends. Seriously, you can put ANYTHING in a taco.

And depending on how you prepare them, tacos can be pretty darn healthy, too. So, don’t worry: I won’t dare you to eat tacos for every meal for the rest of your life. But I will dare you to try a few of these healthy and delicious taco recipes this week. You won’t be sorry—I swear. Bonus: If you pair your tacos with a freshly-made margarita, you might just feel like you’re on vacation. Yes, please!

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Morimoto Is Next Up at Sancho Pistola’s Taco Exchange

morimoto-sancho-pistolas-400Sancho Pistola’s Taco Exchange brings visiting chefs to the Fishtown bar for some very interesting collaborations. Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21st, two of Morimoto’s chefs are coming to Fishtown to make hamachi tacos.

Morimoto chef de cuisine Benjamin Dayag and sous chef William Lindsay will be teaming up with Sancho Pistola’s Adan Trinidad to offer a chilled taco dish they created especially for the evening.

 

The dish:

Hamachi, Akamiso-Konbu Vinaigrette, Pickled Tomatillo, Wasabi Crème Fraiche and Puffed Rice on a Daikon Taco

The tacos will be sold by the pair for $13. The tacos will be available after 9 p.m. 

Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]

 

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