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Jennifer Zavala

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Maddox-Star BBQ Challenge Winners

Over the weekend 59 teams competed in the Garry Maddox-Stephen Starr Barbecue Challenge, but only one came out on top. The team at Carolina Blue […]


Handmade Hot Sauce Contest At Tattooed Mom

To start off a summer season full of crazy events that could end very badly the crew at Tattooed Mom is holding their first annual […]


Truck Stop Brunch at Interstate Drafthouse

Steak Cactus and Egg Tacos Interstate Drafthouse in Fishtown is rolling out their new brunch menu. Chef Jen Zavala’s American-Southwest-inspired “Truck Stop Brunch” will be […]


Hens Revenge: Industry Night at Teri’s

Jen Zavala and Christina Clark are launching an all-female hosted industry night tonight at Teri’s Bar & Diner. The event which will happen on the […]


Jennifer Zavala On Board Cherry Bomb Bus

Top Chef contestent Jennifer Zavala is getting back into mobile food. The one-time chef to heavy metal acts like Pantera and Ozzy Osbourne is back […]


Quick Bites: Troc Is Bankrupt, the Other Jen Makes Some News

The Trocadero has filed for bankruptcy protection and is going down slamming Ticketmaster. The survivor of a venue has been paying Ticketmaster $3 on tickets […]


Roots Picnic Winner Crowned

If the path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom, then last night’s judges panel, myself included, are now experts in food.  To pick […]


Questlove Cook Off Set for Sunday

Questlove has selected nine chefs for his Cook Off competition this Sunday. The theme will be Soul on a Stick and the winner will get […]


Classes at Foster’s Homeware

Foster’s Homeware may have moved around the corner to 33 N 3rd Street but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped their free Saturday cooking demonstrations or […]