Jennifer Zavala

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This Woman Should Have Won the South Philly Meatball Contest

No, Saturday’s South Philly Meatball Contest at Taproom on 19th didn’t end in riots and disaster. Jennifer Zavala and her dreaded hipster vegan meatballs were […]

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Here’s The Recipe For the Vegan “Meatballs” That Pissed Off South Philly

The world may know South Philly chef Jennifer Zavala from her appearance on Top Chef, but here in Philadelphia, she’s made herself famous for another […]

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Yes, Somebody Is Actually Making a South Philly Meatball Contest Documentary

The next edition of the South Philly Meatball Contest is happening this Saturday outside Taproom on 19th. There will be 25 contestants, including South Philly […]

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Oh Dear Lord: The South Philly Meatball Contest Is Back

Last year, you might remember that the South Philly Meatball Contest turned into an all out war after Top Chef alum Jennifer Zavala had the […]

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Best of Philly 2018 Fun and Games: From Scrabble to Drag to Marijuana Dinners

Best of Philly 2018, our annual listing of the region’s outstanding food, people, shops, services, and more, is now online as well as on newsstands. Here are […]

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South Philly Meatball Contest Ends in Vegan Meatball Controversy

In most places around the country, a fun, community-based meatball contest would be the source for a few laughs, some neighborly connection, and maybe some […]

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The South Philly Tamale Queen Has Some Seriously Good Food Secrets

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s weekly interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. To read the previous Behind […]

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OK, Who Told the Cops That the Tamale Truck Was Selling Marijuana Tamales?

Given all the publicity that Jennifer Zavala’s illegal tamale truck received last week, we pretty much assumed that at least one branch of city government […]

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Jennifer Zavala Goes Rogue With Illegal Tamale Truck

We don’t hear from Philly chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala that often, but when we do, there’s always a good story there, whether it’s her insane […]

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Philly Chef Foils World’s Dumbest Caper With Dirt-Simple Sting

If your house were ever robbed, you’d probably call the police and wait for them to do their job. And since there are so many burglaries […]

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It’s Almost Time For The 6th Annual Philly Chili Bowl

Although BigBite Philly missed an opportunity for some great wordplay (the Philli Chili bowl would have been great), we’re still pretty excited about the 6th […]

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Cherry Bomb Bus Getting Out the Vote

Jennifer Zavala is bringing her Cherry Bomb Bus to South Philadelphia’s Tap Room on 19th tonight to cook up some of her favorite dishes from her food […]

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PHOTO: Jen Zavala’s Insane Wedding

I always suspected that Philly chef Jen Zavala was a fun girl, and this photo from her Pabst-fueled wedding reception last weekend pretty much confirms […]

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Jen Zavala’s Cherry Bomb Bus Appears Ready to Roll

Jen Zavala and Christina Clark have been talking about launching their Cherry Bomb Bus food truck since January, 2012. In a Facebook post a week […]

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Zavala Joins Farmers’ Cabinet Team, Hosts Hens Revenge Tonight

One-time Top Chef contestant Jennifer Zavala has joined the culinary team at the Grainery Restaurant Group (Farmers’ Cabinet, The Boilermaker). She will be collaborating with Executive […]