This Thursday, June 12th, Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Nitefare, their first food truck festival. The free, public event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be filled with food, food, and more food. Top Lambertville restaurants will be featured along with food trucks from the Philadelphia area and a Yards Beer Garden.
The Cow and The Curd will also be serving up, for the first time, its poutine, a dish that includes hand cut fries, gravy, fresh cheddar curds and hand chopped bacon to top it all off. Other food trucks include Say Cheese, Nomad Pizza, and Sweet Box. And as you eat your way through the festival, be sure to keep your ears open for the live music going on at every corner. The event will be held on four blocks of North Union Street from Bridge to York Street.
Yesterday, NBC’s “1st Look” sent Audrina Patridge (who, near as I can tell, got her food journalism training on MTV’s The Hills) to Philly to spend a day with Rob Mitchell from the Cow and the Curd. Together, they served fried cheese curds to folks at Yards Brewery for one of their Ales Of The Revolution pairing events.
And yeah, there’s video. Because of course there’s video.
Cheese curds, beer and Audrina Patridge, right this way
Saturday, the Vendy Awards were once again held in Philadelphia. The event brought hundreds to Penn Treaty Park where nominated food trucks competed for four awards, including savory, sweet, “Messy Yet Tasty” and the Vendy Cup.
King of Falafel, which you can find daily at 16th and JFK Boulevard won the big award. Lil’ Pop Shop repeated as the winner of the sweet category and The Cow & the Curd brought home the savory award as well as the Tide stain stick’s “Messy Yet Tasty” award.
Bridgewater’s Pub takes over The Porch at 30th Street Station for The Porch Beer Garden this Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.. On Friday night, there’ll be food trucks to feed you ( The Cow and The Curd, Local 215, and Sum Pig will all be there). And on both nights, Bridgewater’s will be offering a number of draught beers as well as live music (jazz and German polka music) to liven things up. Because nothing gets a Philly crowd wilder than oompah music.
For those of you who can’t make it up this weekend, The Porch and Bridgewater’s will be doing another beer garden event on June 6 and 7.
The Porch Beer Garden [Facebook]
Bridgewater’s Pub [Official Site]
Last week we gave you the schedule of 2013 Night Markets. Today we have some more details on the Fairmount Night Market set for Thursday, May 16th. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be centered around 22nd and Fairmount. More than 54 vendors have been confirmed, including Fairmount favorites like Alla Spina, Lemon Hill and Rembrandt’s. The restaurants will be joined as usual by food trucks including newcomers; the Tot Cart, Poi Dog and The Cow and The Curd.
Night Market Philadelphia [Official Site]
I want you to take a minute and think: What would be the best possible kind of food truck that could open next in Philly?
If you said anything to do with cupcakes, you’re wrong. Bacon? Get over it. Yakitori would be nice, sure. And so would some kind of mobile meatball-and-charcuterie operation that just followed me around all day dispensing meatball hoagies and salami sandwiches. But you know what the best thing would be? A truck that offered hot, battered and deep-fried cheese curds. Just big, heaping baskets of them, still steaming-hot, maybe topped with a little gravy or something…
So wait, is there a cheese curd truck coming to Philly or not?