lucky old souls – breakfast burger

The last time I had a burger from Lucky Old Souls, the meat was overcooked and fairly dry. Since then, I’ve wanted to come back to give it another chance. Headhouse Farmers’ Market opened recently and several friends were raving to me about Lucky Old Souls’s Breakfast Burger. A couple weekends ago, that’s exactly what I went out to get.

The Breakfast Burger is made up of a grass fed beef patty topped with local blueberry jam, housemade bacon, habanero cheddar, and a fried egg sandwiched on a challah bun.

The meat was definitely much better than last time. It was cooked medium and all the toppings really complimented each other well. There was the heat from the habanero cheddar, crispy bacon, sweet blueberry jam, and a runny egg! It’s pretty awesome. Having Lucky Old Souls present at Headhouse Farmers’ Market during my weekly Sunday trip is going to be a dangerous, dangerous thing.

Lucky Old Souls
Multiple Locations
Philadelphia, PA

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lil dan’s food truck – the godfather

I heard about The Godfather from Lil Dan’s Food Truck when it earned a spot on Eater Philly’s Sandwich Supremacy bracket. Unfortunately, while that was going on, I was a temporary vegetarian. Earlier this week, I finally got a chance to try The Godfather.

The Godfather is a breaded chicken cutlet sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, mayo, aged provolone, and bacon on a Liscio’s Italian roll. The ingredients are simple, nothing crazy, but it makes for one delicious sandwich. The chicken was sliced thin and perfectly fried crispy. My only dislike was the large pieces of raw onion used in the sandwich. It gave it a little too much of a spicy zing.

Lil Dan’s Food Truck
check their Twitter for location updates
Philadelphia, PA

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pitruco pizza

Pitruco Pizza is a food truck whose specialty is wood fired, brick oven pizza. Despite their debut in September 2011, I just recently got to try them during my lunch break. One of the tastiest things I’ve eaten in the past couple weeks is their Radicchio pizza.

The Radicchio pizza comes with braised radicchio, wild mushrooms, mozzarella, parmesan, and balsamic. I really enjoyed the sweetness of the balsamic contrasting the bitterness of the radicchio. The crust of the pizza was thin, crisp, and delicious. The four slice personal sized pizzas are definitely enough to be split with another, though if you’re hungry, it’ll serve as a filling meal.

I actually had a radicchio pizza for lunch yesterday, too. It was great! Looking forward to trying the other meat varieties after Easter this Sunday.

Pitruco Pizza
Love Park (16th St. & JFK Blvd.) – Mon & Wed
Drexel University (33rd St. & Arch St.) – Tues & Thurs
Temple University (12th St. & Norris St.) – Fri
Philadelphia, PA

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say cheese!

Luckily for me, I was working close to Temple University and was able to grab lunch at the Say Cheese! food truck earlier this week.

Say Cheese! is a food truck offering different kinds of grilled cheese. Their menu is split into three sections, The Standard Issue, Gourmet Sammies, and The Recruit. The Standard Issue is a create your own sandwich section where you choose your bread, cheese, veggies, and sauce. Gourmet Sammies are creations put together by the Say Cheese! crew like El Duke, a Mexican inspired grilled cheese, and Mary D, a meatball grilled cheese. Lastly, The Recruit is similar to The Standard Issue, just less ingredients and also a buck cheaper.

The special earlier this week was The Frenchy, a French onion grilled cheese! I was tempted to order it but went with the Wild Bill off the sammies menu instead. The Will Bill is grilled marinated chicken breast, cheddar, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese dressing on ciabatta. When I returned to the truck to eat, I was surprised at how large the sandwich was. This wasn’t terrible, as I was feeling pretty hungry. Although messy, the sandwich tasted great. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was flavorful. The ciabatta was also fresh, with a soft, airy interior.

I have a hard time calling the Wild Bill a grilled cheese. I’ll tell you what I can call it though, a damn good buffalo chicken sandwich! Definitely looking forward to trying more of their sandwiches in the future.

Say Cheese!
Near the corner of 12th & Norris St. (Temple University) most of the time
LOVE Park on Fridays
Philadelphia, PA

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lucky old souls – los burger

Lucky Old Souls is one of the new food trucks to pop up within the past couple months. It used to be a jazz radio show and is now a jazz playing burger truck! The truck also features awesome art done by friend/local artist, Sara Selepouchin, of girls can tell.

Their menu has burgers made from Rineer Family Farms grass fed beef or homemade veggie patties. The burgers are cooked to a medium and are served on a Wild Flour Bakery challah bun. There are several different toppings/cheeses offered, including smoked blue!

I went with the LOS Burger which has housemade bacon, smoked cheddar, pickled tomatoes, sauteed onions, and LOS sauce. The flavors were really good. The meat, however, was a little on the dry side. I’d be willing to give the LOS Burger another shot, especially because it would be great if the meat was juicier.

I also tried the maple black pepper milkshake. This was pretty fantastic. Consistency was just right, not too thick and not too runny. The sweet flavor of vanilla and maple was balanced by the bite of the black pepper.

The Lucky Old Souls truck can be found at Love Park at lunchtime on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Lucky Old Souls
Love Park
Corner of JFK Blvd. & 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA

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