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This Weekend: Philly Farm and Food Fest

Tickets are only $20 online  ($25 per person at the door; children under 12 are admitted for free) and you get to spend the day trying samples from 150 different vendors and learning tips at 16 different workshops throughout the day. Learn butchery from Kensignton Quarter’s or for the kids (or me, because I love goats) there is even a farm animal station.

You can count on finding me there, full of cheese and hugging a goat #perfectSunday.

Porchetta Panini from The Daily Press’d

With the new burst of lower temperatures and rain, I took advantage of the short lines at last night’s Night Market- the last of the season. One new truck that had been on my list was The Daily Press’d. South Philly workers will be pleased to know this truck has found a semi-permanent home doing lunch service at  27th and Grey’s Ferry.  Their first large festival debut was actually at the Mt. Airy Street Fare that I coordinated last month-but I did not find time to try their food that night. I was familiar with their menu and knew exactly what I wanted to order last night- the porchetta panini.

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Street Fare: I Get to Bring My Food Truck Favorites to Mt. Airy Tonight

What’s better than all the best food trucks and live music on a Thursday? Those things + me. Maybe you know this, maybe you don’t- I work for a non profit and today is the big event I have been working on for months, the Mt. Airy Street Fare. So, if you are anywhere in Philly, you should come! I hand picked the trucks after all.

Complaining about the lines? Don’t be a loser. Grab 3 friends, get beer, split up in to groups of 2 so you have someone to chat with on the line, order enough for the 4 of you and share.

Look what I am going to do for you- an annotated guide to all 50 trucks!

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Halloween Themed Beer Crawl on Passyunk Ave (Free Tickets)

You know I like lunch a lot, but did you also know I like beer a lot? If you follow me on Twitter or Untappd, you may know this. Next week (Oct 22), the East Passyunk Ave District is putting on a fun beer crawl for the 5th year in a row from 5:30-9:30pm . Tickets are on sale now for $6.66, which gets you access to $3 craft beers at 13 different bars, access to special firkins, a witch hat, and a Witch CRAFT stamp card (5 stamps enters you into a raffle for lots of prizes). Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for the best ones. Almost as tempting as $3 craft beers all night- NOORD eetcafe  will have an outdoor Bitterballen (a meatball croquette) stand.

Get yourself a pair of free tickets (and use the money to buy 2 extra beers for each of you) here by posting your favorite beer in the comments. (Winner picked on Monday)

21 and over, naturally. And although I don’t look a day over 19, I am legal to drink and plan on doing so on East Passyunk Avenue on the 22nd.

Mt. Airy USA Street Fare

It’s been a crazy week, guys!  Yesterday was the Mt. Airy Street Fare, something I have been working on for the past few months. We saw a crowd of about 15,000 folks who ate from any of the 50 food trucks. Along the way, I got to sample from many of these food trucks. What a rough job.

Some highlights:

Potato and cheese pierogies and stuffed cabbage from Mommom’s.  Fish tacos from Just Jackie’s. Cheesesteak on a pretzel roll from Pbon’s. Not to mention all the sweets: layered strawberry champagne cake from Wonderland’s, pineapple basil pops from Mompops,  pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes from Sweetbox, and burnt sugar apple ice cream from Weckerly’s

Time to detox.

Free Tacos

Eater reports that Lolita will be giving out free tacos today to promote their new LUNCH menu. I am pretty psyched they are realizing locals like to eat well for lunch too! Main dishes range from $9-$15.

Now You Can Lunch Along with Me: Philly Food Adventures

I am really excited to share my latest project with you: Philly Food Adventures. Instead of only sharing my journeys to find delicious food around the city via writing and pictures, now I also want to bring you right to it.  I have started with the Chinatown Food tour, a 2 hour excursion with about 5 stops and amazing snacks at each. To learn more, check out my brand new website. Group tours can be purchased on Sidetour, but private or custom tours can be scheduled with me directly.