Say Cheese, Mt. Airy, Street Fare, Sip Savor Stroll Sip, savor and stroll your way through Mt. Airy during Street Fare on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  Get your grub on with the city’s most unique street food, local brews, handcrafted cocktails and amazing wine lists.  As if that weren’t reason enough to head to one of the city’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, there will also be free family fun, two stages with live entertainment, an outdoor simulcast of the big Eagles vs. Chiefs game, arts and crafts, and more.  Head over and join us next week on Germantown Avenue, between Sedgwick and W. Mt. Airy Avenue. This is one of Philadelphia’s biggest and most exciting food festivals that is not to be missed.  If you do come out to join us, we have two pieces of advice: Come hungry! And, don’t get in our way in line!
Earth, Bread Brewery, Mt. AiryThis past week we had the pleasure of previewing the food and we met the stars of the show – the Mt. Airy local restaurant owners and chefs. We wined and dined our way down Germantown Avenue sampling samples along the way.  After our tasty preview, we recommend nearly everything. Here’s the local menus and restaurants:
  • Avenida – Tostadas, margaritas and sangria
  • Earth Bread + Brewery – Craft-brewed beers
  • Herb Scott Catering – Grilled meat and veggie skewers + grilled peaches
  • Jyoti Indian Bistro – Kati rolls, chickpea curry and matar paneer
  • Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café – Brownies, sweet potato cupcakes and cheddar biscuits
  • Mini Trini Food Truck – Doubles – Flat fried bread filled with curried chick peas topped with pumpkin, cucumber and mango kuchela and calypso sauce
  • Trolley Car Diner – Catfish sandwiches, hamburgers and water-ice
  • The Wine Thief Bistro – Cocktails, wine and beer

Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll in Mt. AiryBesides the locals, Street Fare brings in food trucks, mobile carts and guest restaurants from around the region. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Bonjour Creperie – Authentic French crepes
  • Cosmic Café – Homemade vegetarian
  • Cupcake Carnivale – Artisan cupcakes
  • Farm Truck Philly – Eclectic American, locally sourced
  • Festival Food Management – Carnival food favorites
  • Foo truck – Gourmet Asian toasted wraps
  • Gigi’s and Big R’s – Caribbean Soul food
  • Jimmie’s Cupcakes – Gourmet cupcakes
  • Ka’Chi – Korean tacos, sliders + rice balls
  • Lil Pop Shop – Hand-crafted gourmet ice pops
  • Local 215 – Gourmet sandwiches, locally sourced
  • Los Taquitos de Puebla – Tacos al pastor (roast pork taco with pineapple), chicken tacos, vegetables tacos; chicken, mushroom, squash flower and corn quesadillas; assorted jarritos and pina coladas
  • Lucky Old Souls Burgers – Grass-fed burgers, hand-cut fries and milkshakes
  • MacMart – Mac’n cheese made with toppings and mixings
  • Mamma Maria’s – Gnocchi + chicken cutlet or sausage sandwiches
  • Momma’s Meatballs – Traditional and creative meatballs
  • Mompops  All  natural popsicles
  • Mucho Bueno – Tacos, locally sourced
  • Payne Catering – Roasted corn and carnival food favorites
  • Pitruco – Wood oven pizza
  • Relish – Made to order chicken ‘in’ waffles (chicken and crispy chicken skins baked directly      inside waffle), mesquite smoked turkey leg, Reuben on rye and gourmet deli sandwiches
  • Samosa Deb – Indian samosas and kabobs
  • Say Cheese – Gourmet grilled cheese
  • Schmear It – New bagel food truck with a social conscience. Customers can design their own spreads to match their taste, dietary interest/need, or mood, or they can select a signature schmear
  • Stella Jeanne’s Carnival Concessions – Crab cake sandwiches and sweet potato fries
  • Street Food Philly – Gourmet Global street food
  • Sugar Philly – French macaroons and seasonal desserts
  • Sumpig – Smoked pork and buffalo chicken nachos
  • Surf and Turf – Lobster rolls and flank steak sandwiches
  • Sweet Box Cupcakes – Artisan cupcakes
  • Taco Mondo – Specialty tacos and empanadas
  • The Cow and the Curd – Fried Wisconsin Cheese Curds
  • Weckerleys – Small batch ice cream and sorbet
  • Yumtown – Gourmet sandwiches and tamales
  • Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream – Seasonal gourmet ice cream, sorbet and ice cream sandwiches

While strolling along historic Germantown Avenue, shop from an artisan fair organized by Renaissance Craftables. Find a stunning new look inside the Smak Parlour Fashion Truck.  Live music offerings will expand this year to two stages filled with sounds from Grammy nominated Sharon Katz & The Peace Train, “Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations”, Lisa Chavous and the Second Line, The GTV’s and The Gin Canaries.

Little Jimmie's Bakery and CafeA new family activity zone has been added at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, corner of Germantown Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Ave, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.  A baby care tent will be managed by Pre-School Plus with comfy chairs for nursing, baby changing tables, diaper bags, hand sanitizer, spray bottles with disinfecting spray and lots of paper towels. Mt. Airy-based Kadillac Tattoo will offer specially designed (local-themed) temporary tattoos.  Rhino Chiropractic will present food jewelry making activities. Mt. Airy Presbyterian will host free-form drawing and coloring. Blue Banyan Yoga will offer kids’ yoga activities.  There will also be an open play and hang out area on the grass where families can sit and relax in this safe space.
An outdoor simulcast of Andy Reid’s homecoming game with the Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs will be projected at 7048 Germantown Avenue thanks to Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) beginning at 8:15 pm. Several restaurants and bars will also feature the game inside. Go birds!

Sweet Box Cupcakes, Mt. Airy, Street Fare, Sip Savor StrollStreet Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll is presented by Mt. Airy USA, with support from Citi Bank, Penn Medicine Chestnut Hill, TD Bank, East River Bank and others. Media sponsors include Where Magazine, City Paper, Suburban Life Magazine, Philadelphia Life Magazine, and, and Campus Philly. UBER will provide all new users with a $25 ride credit to or from Street Fare (promo code MTAIRYFOOD). For the latest happenings with Street Fare, visit, call 215-844-6021, follow @gomtairy on Twitter and like “Go Mt. Airy” on Facebook.

During Street Fare, make sure to Tweet us your best shots at @phillylovesfun #stfaremtairy. Stay tuned to our feed for festival pics of the trucks, party people and of course, the food. See you next week!

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  1. I went to this event! It was so much fun. I can’t wait to see what else is coming Mt. Airy’s way. Feel free to check out my blog at!

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