Mark your calendars, the Food Trust has announced its 2014 Night Market dates and locations. Night Markets are a celebration of food, drink and neighborhood. The first night market for 2014 will be on Thursday, May 15th, in Old City. Subsequent Night Markets will be held in June, August and October.
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2013′s first Night Market on Fairmount Avenue
The Night Market in West Oak Lane is set for Thursday and the weather report for Thursday is 80° and sunny (a nice contrast to today). This Night Market, centered around 72nd and Ogontz, will bring almost 60 food trucks and restaurants to Ogontz Avenue; including the debuts of Reuben on Rye, Surf and Turf and MomPops Popsicles. Also look for West Oak Lane exclusives like Relish, Green Soul and Victoria’s Kitchen.
The West Oak Lane Night Market will also have the Food Trust’s biggest entertainment lineup yet. The Kimmel Center’s Youth Jazz Ensemble will be joined by Kyo Daiko Japanese drummers and hip-hop artists Halfro. There will also be the West Oak Lane stars Motown by Eva Donaldson School of Music, R+B by C-Young and contemporary gospel by Pastor Carlton Aiken and the Faithful. And high above, there will be the Philadelphia School of Circus Art on the high wire.
Night Market Philly [Official Site]
Photo by Arthur Etchells
The next round of internationally inspired Night Markets–evening street-food festivals meant to highlight neighborhood businesses–have been announced. One of the sites has been lucky before: Chinatown. But there are three new sites: Fairmount Avenue, South Street and West Oak Lane.
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Adam Erace heads out to West Oak Lane to check in on the Bynum brothers’ Relish. He finds Southern inspired classics done well in an oddly intimate 5,000 square feet space.
The performances in the “café” float like spring zephyrs over a smoked-glass partition into the dining room, where the melodies are absorbed by the swirled carpets and the lucky ears of the diners.
Relish The Moment [City Paper]
Relish [Official Site]