Well I’ve got a job in NYC, in Tribeca to be exact. So I’m back to eating regularly in places worth writing about. Today’s post is kind of a special one since I did not have to pay for anything except my transportation (subway!) to get there. I entered a MidtownLunch.com contest and got invited to go to the preview opening of a crazy new Social-Media/Burger Joint called 4Food (with donut-shaped, stuffed burgers). It is pretty innovative, so I’ve got lot’s to write about (plus photos!).
It’s been a while since I’ve had anything really worth writing about, but last night I had an amazing experience at a little South Philly Mexican place called El Jarocho. Yesterday morning, I was reading the usual blogroll and came across a post on Foodbooz about a dish called the Super Torta [http://foobooz.com/2010/04/street-team-goes-in-search-of-super-torta/]. The picture they posted just looked like a ridiculous gutbomb of a sandwich. Considering I had no plans set for the evening yet, I decided this was it. I gathered 5 of my friends and planned to go there at around 8 PM.
Run, don’t walk. I am so glad the ‘hipster truck’ trend that has been happening in NYC has made its way to Philly. Every day I find myself with the same couple of options for lunch: Cheesesteak, Egg Sandwich, Meatball, etc. Sure I could get Chinese food or something, but now I have a much more awesome alternative. I LOVE mash-ups of food styles, and Coup de Taco’s mash-up of the Mexican taco format with ingredients from other ethnicities of food lead to an amazing cross-over. Continue reading →
It’s been quite a while since I’ve made a Foodventure post. I know, no excuses… but I’ll make one anyways. I’ve had crazy amounts of schoolwork and thus have not been getting much sleep, let alone time for writing Foodventure posts. What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a brand new truck and one that is serving my key to survival (caffeine!). HubBub Coffee Truck is the perfect excuse for me to write a new post. Continue reading →
I cannot resist myself when there is an opportunity to try new food. I was walking up Spruce Street deciding what I should eat for lunch when I came across A NEW CART! I had read somewhere about a new Indian cart coming to campus (to compete with Curry on Wheels) and it finally opened…. today. I couldn’t resist so I stepped up and looked over the menu. My understanding is that this cart is owned and run by Lucky’s Mexican Spot (the Mexican cart right next to it on Spruce), so there were two people in the cart. One was the Mexican Lady from Lucky’s who was in fact wearing a Lucky’s t-shirt and the other was an Indian man wearing a Lovash t-shirt which I assume is a full-fledged restaurant downtown somewhere. Continue reading →
I’m not kidding when I say I’m excited about this. I read about this opening over the summer and have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. In fact, today’s the day it opened so I wandered over there to take a peak. Continue reading →
Now. This. Is. A. Burrito.
On campus, there are a lot of burrito options. Between Lucky’s, Mexiphilly, Rosa’s, Qdoba, Chipotle and others there is a bunch to choose between. But how to know which one to go to? Well, in fact I’ve solved that problem for you (since I have tried most of them). Hands down, Don Memo’s burrito’s are my absolute favorite on campus.
I will caution you all that because everything is made fresh, it can take a while for your food to be prepared, especially during the peak lunch hours (12-1). I always call ahead and place my order. I have waited over 45 minutes for my order before, but that is something you need to understand before committing to a Don Memo’s lunch. Today, I got out of my class at 11 and called my order in. I was told it would be ready in 20 minutes so I went over there after killing 20 minutes in my room and it was ready within 5 minutes of my arrival. With that being said, if you plan properly it is WELL worth your time. Continue reading →
What makes the perfect hangover food? I’d say a big portion, a little bit of spice, a lot’a bit of grease. I suppose that’s why I find myself going to Bui’s so much on weekend mornings. But no, I do not get the famed “Hangover Special”. Instead I order something that can only be gotten at Bui’s. “Pepperoni, Egg, and Cheese with Onions, Salt, Pepper, and Bui’s Sauce (Sriracha Mayo) on a Long Roll”. I literally dream about this sandwich… it is so filling and delicious. Did I mention it’s $3!
I wandered over to Bui’s on this sleepy Sunday morning at just after noon. As usual there is a crowd of generally hungover looking guys in groups of 2 or 3 or 4 waiting for their salvation. Bui’s is a Sunday morning hub where you are bound to see someone you know who is there for the same reason as you, I know I did. After a bit more than 5 minutes my order was ready (somehow before my friend’s order even though he had ordered before me).
I’d say that this is a little known location of cheap, ENORMOUS, tasty food. For $6.99 you get what I think is a 10″ roll, loaded with your choice of meat, cheese, toppings, etc. They load a pound, yeah… A POUND of meat on every sandwich. I have a big appetite but I can never finish this on my own. In fact, one half of this sandwich stuffs me. Continue reading →