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]
Tacos at La Calaca Feliz
On the Cooking Channel’s Taco Trip, four local taco hot spots will be featured this evening. La Calaca Feliz, Sancho Pistola’s, Union Taco and Tuk Tuk Real will all be making their TV debuts.
Host Aaron Sanchez hits the taco spots trying out everything from a scrapple taco to one of Tuk Tuk Real’s Thai fusion creations. The show debuts at 9:30 p.m. and Sancho’s, Union Taco and Tuk Tuk Real are all hosting viewing parties. Union Taco and Tuk Tuk are both offering $2 tacos. Union Taco is even offering delivery from their Manayunk location if you buy five or more tacos.
Tuk Tuk is also giving away a $25 gift card to the customer who posts the most appetizing photo of them watching Taco Trip and eating the restaurant’s tacos. All posts, tweets, or Instagram pics must be accompanied by #TukTukTacoTrip.
Taco Trip – Philadelphia [Cooking Channel]
Happy 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]
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]
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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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]
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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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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In a very Philly Beer Week edition of Sancho Pistola’s Taco Exchange. Nick Elmi and his crew from Laurel are heading to Fishtown to make an oxtail double decker taco with fermented black beans and epazote. Lagunitas Brewery’s beers will be featured for the event that begins at 9 p.m.
Sancho Pistola’s [Foobooz]
Jamie at Midtown Lunch tips us off to a Tuesday deal being offered by Du Jour Market at 20th and Market Streets. The tacos are normally $11 but on Tuesdays they drop to $6.99. Chicken, beef and tilapia are all offered for the special price. Jamie preferred the fish and the shady outdoor seating.
Taco Tuesday at Du Jour [Midtown Lunch]
Du Jour Market [Official]