Sneak Preview: Here’s What You’ll Be Eating And Drinking At This Year’s “Flavors Of The Avenue”

Okay, so here’s the deal: Flavors Of The Avenue–the big East Passyunk food festival that more or less kicks off the food festival season in Philly–is happening on Sunday, April 24, from noon to 4pm. VIP tickets are already sold out, but there are a handful of general admission tickets still available for those who are fast enough to grab them. They’ll run you $50, but essentially give you run of the food tent and bars (which, just so you know, will be pouring Troegs and Victory beers, mixing Sailor Jerry cocktails, margaritas, and pouring wine), letting you stuff yourself until you can’t hold any more and generally behaving like the shameless glutton you really are. Which, obviously, is a very good thing because I’d pretty much be out of a job if gluttony weren’t still the most awesome of sins.

Anyway, $50 might seem like a lot of coin for a street festival, but check it out. We now have the full list of all the food that’s going to be under the tent during Flavors. Plus, there’s also a second list of cocktail and drink specials that will be happening all weekend leading up to the event.

If this list doesn’t convince you to pull those fat pants out of the closet then nothing will.

Flavors of the Avenue – 2016


Bing Bing Dim Sum: BBQ Pork Egg Roll
Birra: Steamed Mussels in Beer and Tomato Broth; Bread Pudding
Brigantessa: Lamb Belly Bruschetta with Olives and Pistachio Pesto
Cantina los Caballitos: Chipotle-cured Salmon with Sundried Tomato-Dill Crema on Crostini; Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Salsa Verde
El Sarape: Tacos al Pastor with Cilantro, Onions, Lemon, Salsa Verde and Salsa Roja with Corn Tortillas
Fond: Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado Puree and Tomato Vinaigrette
Garage: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Bacon Lard
Ippolito’s: Mahi Mahi Ceviche with Coconut Milk (VIP), Crab Cake Sliders and Potato Salad
Izumi: Pork Gyoza
Laurel: Caramelized White Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Cake and Dehydrated Berries
Le Virtu: Porchetta-filled Fried Olives
Lucky 13: Watermelon Gazpacho with Habanero and Cucumber Tequila; Caramel Bread Pudding
Mamma Maria: Handmade Turkey Cannelloni with Pasta Primavera
Noord: House-Smoked Norwegian Salmon with Pickles and Remoulade
Palladino’s: Insalata Russa with Peas, Asparagus, Fava Beans and Carrots
Paradiso: Cured Salmon with Citrus Slaw
Perla: Mango Curd with Crusted Almonds
Plenty: Pork Rillette on Taro Chip with Plum Mostarda
P’unk Burger: Pulled Portobello Sandwich with BBQ Sauce and Cole Slaw
Saté Kampar: Achat (Pickled Vegetables with Macadamia Nuts and Peanuts)
Stogie Joe’s: Meatballs with Toasted Bread
Townsend: Chicken Liver Mousse
Tre Scalini: Tripe in Umido
Vanilya Bakery: Chocolate Chip, Mudslide, Banana Oatmeal and Toffee Cookies
Will BYOB: Chilled Corn Bisque with Coconut and Puffed Wild Rice


Good list, right? But here’s more: During the weekend before Flavors (Friday, April 24 through the Sunday of the big event), some of the bars and restaurants along East Passyunk are going to be offering cocktail and beer specials to get everyone in the mood. And yes, we have that list, too.

  • Townsend: Classic Daiquiri (Flor de Cana Rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup) $12
  • Palladino’s: Lavender Tequila Lime Aid (Milagro Blanco Tequila, fresh lime juice, lavender-infused agave and house-made bitters) $12
  • Birra: Melone (Hendrick’s Gin, Thatcher’s cucumber liqueur, fresh cantaloupe puree, fresh lime juice, fresh basil, Prosecco and a honeydew garnish) $10 + Victory Brett Dry Hopped Pils $4
  • Lucky 13: Lucky Rummy (Sailor Jerry, Flor de Cana Rum, blackberry brandy, Triple Sec, pineapple juice and orange juice), + Victory Summer Love Draft and Troegs Draft Dreamweaver Wheat $5.25
  • Cantina los Caballitos: Classic Milagro Margarita $7 + Troegs Sunshine Pils pint $5
  • Bing Bing: Bangkok Mule (Reyka, ginger wine, lemongrass, lime and fizz) $6 + Troegs Cultivator Helles-bock cans $4
  • Brigantessa: Sballo (White wine, blood orange soda, and Solerno blood orange) $8
  • Fond: Passyunk Punch (Ancho Reyes, Solerno, Calvados, pinot grigio, orange and pomegranate) $7 + Sour Monkey (Monkey Shoulder, Chartreuse and house-made sour mix) $7 + Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio and Mirassou Pinot Noir $6 + Victory Summer Love Ale and Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat $5
  • Garage: Tullamore Dew Picklesbacks $5 and Troegs drafts $6
  • Plenty Cafe: The Basque Fizz (Hendrick’s Patxaran, lime juice, orange bitters and soda water) $11 + half-off brunch cocktails, including Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas
  • Paradiso: Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange, mint and Prosecco $8 + Victory Prima and Troegs Dreamweaver $4.50
  • LeVirtu: Emigrante (Hendricks, Solerno and Italian orange soda) $8


So yeah, it’s a big weekend on the Avenue. And you should really be making your plans right now to be a part of it all. If you haven’t gotten you tickets yet, you know what to do…

Flavors Of The Avenue [Get your tickets here]