Night Market South Street

Not too long ago in mid-August, Dave, Adam and I took a walk down South Street over to the Night Market.  The Night Market is a street food festival in Philly sponsored by The Food Trust, featuring the best food trucks and restaurants in Philly.  The goal is to “celebrate up-and-coming neighborhoods and showcase Philadelphia’s diverse food and drinks and vibrant arts and culture scene”.  Sounds like a good time to me!

With so many booths and trucks to visit, the three of us (along with some of our other regulars- Mike and Mer) decided to grab one item from the trucks with the shortest lines and share everything in order to try as many things as possible!  We ended up doing really well and left VERY FULL of delicious Philly food.  Here we go:

1.  Bloody Mary with Old Bay Vodka

2.  Homemade Gnocchi, Mamma Maria’s

3.  Black Garlic Wings, Cheu Noodle Bar

4.  Sausage Cheesesteak on a Pretzel Roll, Alla Spina

5.  Hard Cider, Frecon’s Cidery

6.  Roast Pork Sandwich, Esposito’s Porchetta

7.  BBQ Chicken & Cheddar Egg Roll, Foo Truck

8.  Braised Meatball Wrap, Foo Truck

9.  Pizza, Nomad Pizza

10.  Coconut Hibiscus Popsicle, Lil’ Pop Shop

WHEW!  Okay, now time to drool!

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The boys waiting in line 🙂

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Gorgeous night at the Night Market!  Look at the crowd, soooo many people!

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My 15 Minutes of Fame

Here I think I am… writing about a meal I had at a food truck because I’m so busy with moving that I have no time to cook.  Little did I know that this little post about the fabulous Thai-Mexican Mashup Food Truck, Cucina Zapata… would lead to my 15 minutes of fame.  That is- as long as it makes it to the final cut.

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Today I got to be interviewed along with my new blogging friend Amanda (Amanda’s Blog ) for a show on Food Network & Cooking Channel called Eat St.  We got to order some tacos, curry, and their famous Captain Crunch Crusted Tilapia Burrito and talk about it!  I even got to bring my fellow blogging bff Allie (you should know her by now but… Allie’s Blog)!  We had a lot of fun chatting with fellow C.Z. lovers, hoping we will get to be on the episode.  Keep your fingers crossed!  

In honor of this amazing food truck and special opportunity, here is my post about Cucina Zapata!  

 

It’s about time.  I finally live in the city… and I finally got to eat at a food truck!

The only problem is- I think I’m hooked!  If only I worked in Philly too… hmmmmm…

Anyway, the Food Truck I decided to try was Cucina Zapata in University City.  Cucina Zapata serves the most unbelievable tacos- Thai style.  Just look at their Twitter account profile… “Remember when you were like, Damn, I could go for some Thai food…..in a taco. Well, here it is. You’re welcome.”  That really explains what they’re all about!

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I decided to try the daily Curry, which was Veggie Red Curry at the time.  I also wanted to try a taco, so I went with the Short Rib… really how could I pass that up?

Like, OMG this stuff is spectacular.  Check it out!

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I could NOT believe how much food it was too.  The curry was so hearty and spicy and was served with a whole bunch of Jasmine Rice.  The taco was just pure heaven.  Stuffed with tender meat, fresh veggies like tomatoes, cabbage, and avocado… even just one would be enough for my entire lunch!  YUM!

I absolutely cannot wait to go back… I may have to drive all the way out to University City to try more Thai Tacos!

Follow them on Twitter to see what kind of specials they have everyday!  @Cucina_Zapata

Cucina Zapata

It’s about time.  I finally live in the city… and I finally got to eat at a food truck!

The only problem is- I think I’m hooked!  If only I worked in Philly too… hmmmmm…

Anyway, the Food Truck I decided to try was Cucina Zapata in University City.  Cucina Zapata serves the most unbelievable tacos- Thai style.  Just look at their Twitter account profile… “Remember when you were like, Damn, I could go for some Thai food…..in a taco. Well, here it is. You’re welcome.”  That really explains what they’re all about!

photo 3 (67)

photo 2 (82)

I decided to try the daily Curry, which was Veggie Red Curry at the time.  I also wanted to try a taco, so I went with the Short Rib… really how could I pass that up?

Like, OMG this stuff is spectacular.  Check it out!

photo 4 (47)

photo 5 (39)

I could NOT believe how much food it was too.  The curry was so hearty and spicy and was served with a whole bunch of Jasmine Rice.  The taco was just pure heaven.  Stuffed with tender meat, fresh veggies like tomatoes, cabbage, and avocado… even just one would be enough for my entire lunch!  YUM!

I absolutely cannot wait to go back… I may have to drive all the way out to University City to try more Thai Tacos!

Follow them on Twitter to see what kind of specials they have everyday!  @Cucina_Zapata