Street Fare, the fresh new brand for the popular Mt. Airy Night Market, invites people to come out and sample tasty bites and beverages from gourmet food trucks and local restaurants along Germantown Avenue on Sept. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Souvlaki Boys are doing good business, and they have a lot of experience to back up their culinary skills.
Things began to pick up over the next hour, with food truck and vendor lines growing by the minute. Down at the south end of the festival, a crowd of enthralled children took in the Kyo Daiko Japanese Drumming group. Equally entertaining was the Philadelphia School for the Circus Arts, who delighted the audience with their aerial acrobatics and comedic jugglers. Shaun Joseph of Germantown stood on the sidelines with his daughter, Sydney and son, Alexei. His kids loved the juggling acts, Joseph said, but after watching a thrilling fire baton routine, the only thing on young Sydney's mind was ice cream.
This past weekend, Chewy’s competed with other finalists at the 2013 Vendy Awards in Penn Treaty Park for a chance to be crowned the best food truck in Philly.
The homemade sauces are what set this cart apart. They are The Green, The Red and The Ugly, in order of ascending hotness. Green is tomatillo-based, with some poblanos and jalapeños. Red kicks it up a notch with Chile de árbol and pequins.
ty Tap House (3925 Walnut St.) will host the Great Growler Auction featuring prized beers, with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. A live silent auction will begin at 3 p.m. Farrell plans to auction several varieties from City Tap House’s lines including: Allagash FV-13; Goose Island’s Sofie Paradis and Bourbon County Coffee; and Firestone Walker Parabola.
One of the city's old-timers joined a yearling and a previous winner on stage Saturday at Philadelphia's third annual Vendy Awards.
“Philly’s got a great street food scene! Second to none, really. There have been some people that started with restaurants that then went on to open up food trucks. It’s a good mix of immigrant vendors and newer people who may have been born here who come from culinary school or different backgrounds with new ideas.”
Taco Angeleno will offer three kinds of tacos, plus specials that will vary daily. Vegan options will also be available so everyone can grab a bite of the goodness.
Food trucks are growing in popularity across the country, but the rolling restaurants aren't welcome in Carlisle – yet.