Archive for April 2012

The Sprain in my Game…: So, my bike tire got caught in the trolley rail on 11th st and I fell on my arm. We think it's a sprain. I can only type with one hand, so forgive me if I am lacking in posts this week. I also crushed the freshly made tortilla chips I was bringing home. Two tragedies.

Lunch Links (The “What’s a Tuna Dumpling?” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Lauren Sloss
  • Uwishunu has an awesome list of activities going on this weekend, check it out [Uwishunu]
  • Now I know what a tuna dumpling is and I want one immediately [Meal Ticket]
  • 22nd and Philly are not vegan cheesesteak converts [22nd and Philly]
  • At White Dog, an egg and sausage sandwich is grown up thanks to maple sausage and  Lancaster smoked cheddar [Serious Eats]
  • West Philly may be getting a ramen spot [Foobooz]

From Hamburgers to Wonton Soup and Banh Mi at the Simply Yummy Truck

A year ago, the ladies behind the Simply Yummy truck at Temple University stuck to the traditional campus staples- hamburgers, cheesesteaks, fries, etc. Then they started offering  occasional Asian inspired specials that quickly became popular. That menu expanded from an occasional wonton soup, to an official section of the menu including  grilled lemongrass chicken and pork either over rice or in banh mi.

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Join the Lunch Team!!: ML Philly is looking for some new eaters who love to go that extra mile for a decent lunch. Do you lunch in Philly? Like to write? Love to eat? Then you could be a correspondent for Midtown Lunch. Interested? Email me at and tell us where you work, what you like to eat, and why you think you’re the right Lunch’er for the job. Please include a food related writing sample, preferably one with pictures.

The Sandwich Experiment Competition (Update: Ticket Give Away)

Last year, the Food Experiment brought the Cheese Competition to Philly and it was a total blast. For this year’s event, what could be more Philly than cheese, you ask? Sandwiches!

The Details:

WHAT: The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment
WHEN: Sunday, May 6th, 2012
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: Underground Arts at Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St., Philadelphia, PA 19108
JUDGES: Emilio Mignucci of Di Bruno bros
(The winner from  each city’s Experiment will be flown in to Brooklyn courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery to compete with the best of the best for a chance to become The  Food Experiments’ 2012 reigning champion.)
OR just come to eat
TICKETS: $12 – include a Brooklyn Brewery pint and a plethora of culinary delights.
(Half of the ticket proceeds will go towards charities promote sustainability and local culinary education for disadvantaged children and teens.)
I have a pair of tickets to give away! Just post your favorite local sandwich in the comments for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen by May 1st.

(a winner has been picked and notified, thanks for your comments!)

Lunch and Learn with Philly Tech

Philly Tech week has been going on with tons of events, including lunchtime lectures with FREE lunches. Make sure to RSVP.

Here are the remaining talks for tomorrow and Friday.

THURSDAYWHAT IT TAKES to be a black tech entrepreneur: Are you ready to take your tech company or start up to the next level? Join us for lunch and meet tech entrepreneurs at the top of their game that will share their strategies that made their tech start ups or used technology to turn their ideas into successful companies, as organized in partnership with WhatItTakes. RSVP here.

FRIDAYUnity Videogame Showcase: Come play with locally made and other videogames developed using the popular Unity software and learn about how they’re made, organized in partnership with the Philadelphia Videogame Lab. RSVP here.

Flavors of Avenue this Saturday

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for the East Passyunk food fest, get on it! Advance ticket sales end tomorrow at midnight. General admission is $30 and you can eat your face off from 1-4pm with beer and wine to go with it all.

Yummies include this shrimp and white bean salad from Kris,

Cupcakes from Ms. Goody, and…

•       Grappa-Cured Salmon with Marscapone from Paradiso
•       Chicken Skewers from Garage
•       Porchetta Sandwiches with Arugula Pesto from Birra
•       Grilled Wings and Yuengling Lager from South Philly Bar & Grill
•       Gazpacho and Chicken Salad with Green Tea Juice from Fuel
•       Meatball Sandwiches from Stogie Joe’s
•       Sweet Ravioli from Mamma Maria Ristorante
•       Penne with Blush Sauce and Eggplant Rollitini from Chiarella’s
•       Lemon Poppyseed Cake for dessert from Belle Cakery
•       Tacos Al Pastor from El Zarape
•       Sausage Gravy Waffles from Chhaya
•       Wild Boar Pate from Fond

This is the link for tickets.