Food Options Expanding for The Porch, Vendors Wanted


Photo via University City District

Starting this April, the University City District is expanding its food options at the Porch. Lunch will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The University City District has issued a request for proposal for mobile food vendors. The proposals are due by January, 31st. UCD is looking for three savory vendors and one sweets vendor for each lunch.

Request for Proposals | Mobile Food Vending at the Porch [University City District]

Expanded Fall Food Truck Calendar At The Porch


The Porch at 30th Street Station is rolling right on through November with their calendar of food trucks. Every Wednesday and Friday will see the mobile food operations rolling in to provide and serving from 11:30am-2:30pm.

What’s more, they’re also going to be doing Breakfast at the Porch every Monday and Tuesday from 7:30am-2pm throughout November.

You can check out the full schedule after the jump.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station: The Most Attractive Case Study Ever Created


University City District really knows how to do things right. It’s not only that their projects tend to be functional, popular and successful. It’s that when they have to present quote-unquote boring material, they know it’s better if it looks like candy.

Carefully examine the thorough case study results of UCD’s most popular project, The Porch at 30th Street Station, below, and you’ll see that the visuals by Interface Studio pleasingly evoke the sweetness of grape juice and the sticky tang of watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Also, remember Fun Dip? This report, visually, is the Fun Dip of case studies.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station Announces April Programming


On a day that won’t have you thinking about hanging outdoors, it might be nice to know about some outdoor events that are less than a month away. The Porch at 30th Street Station has announced its April programming. Formerly a parking lane and barren sidewalk, The Porch is now a urban planning success story. Here are the University City District’s food and drink related plans for the month of April.

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Calling All Food Trucks, Porch Expanding Vending


Imagine a venue with great food, high traffic, ample space, an outdoor patio, and magnificent views of the city skyline and river. A place like that is an impossible find, it’s an ideal to most restaurateurs, and one that’s usually only found in their imaginations. It exists, though, and it’s looking to be filled.

University City District and The Porch at 30th Street is calling all vendors, all mobile eateries, all meals on wheels, to be a part of their  upcoming season, to up the ante on a property that has completely revamped itself from a place that once was just a bunch of parking spots. Last year, those that parked at the Porch found themselves in a very lucrative position, both physically and financially. Once a week, in only three hours, 2-4 trucks sold over 250 meals—those are busy-restaurant numbers.

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Jose Garces to Cook for Philabundance at The Porch

Looks like the always busy Jose Garces is in town this week for a good cause. This Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Garces and his restaurants will be making an appearance at The Porch at 30th Street Station to support Philabundance. Five of the Iron Chef’s restaurants will be represented at The Porch. For a $10 donation to Philabundance event goers will be treated to samples from Amada, Chifa, Distrito, Guapos Tacos, and JG Domestic. What’s more, Garces himself will be doing a cooking demonstration at the event from noon to 1 p.m.

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