philly foodspotting south philly taco crawl – april 2012

This past Sunday, 7 Foodspotters, including myself, braved the rain and participated in Philly Foodspotting’s longest crawl yet. The South Philly Taco Crawl that took place consisted of five stops in the following order: Tres Jalapeños, La Veracruzana, Taqueria Los Taquitos de Puebla, La Lupe, and El Jarocho.

Since there were 7 of us and 5 stops, we decided to order a couple tacos at each place and split them up so we could try a little bit of everything.

Throughout the evening, several different types of tacos were consumed from al pastor (marinated pork w/ pineapple) to carnitas (pork). Vegetarian friendly options like portabella and cheese tacos were also enjoyed. The most interesting ones that we got to try were the jalapeños rellenos de queso (stuffed jalapeños w/ cheese) from La Veracruzana and nopales con queso (cactus & cheese) from Taqueria Los Taquitos de Puebla. The tastiest tacos were the barbacoa lamb ones from El Jarocho. At the end, some of us even stopped by a nearby 7-Eleven…for a Choco Taco!

Thanks to all who came out despite the unpleasant weather, it surely was a great time!

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philly foodspotting steep up – march 2012

Last Thursday was Philly Foodspotting’s monthly eat up. In this case, it was a steep up, held at The Random Tea Room in Northern Liberties.

Foodspotters who attended were able to choose from a wide variety of such as Darjeelings, Sri Lankans, Chinese, and Japanese. They also offer several herbal infusions to soothe any aches or pains you may have. I went with the House Ceylon, a black Sri Lankan tea.

The Random Tea Room has also debuted a small bites food menu, consisting of an olive, cheese, and nut platter, a parfait, and oats.

The steep up was a fun time and it was great to see some new faces! Huge thanks to The Random Tea Room for having us. Make sure to say hi to the house dog, Izzy, when you visit!

Keep up with Philly Foodspotting. Stay tuned for our upcoming Taco Crawl in South Philly!

The Random Tea Room
713 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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foodspotting’s 2nd birthday party

One year ago from Sunday all of us Philly Foodspotters met for the first time at the late Adsum. Two years ago from Sunday, Foodspotting was launched by Alexa Andrzejewski , Ted Grubb and Soraya Darabi.

To celebrate the 2nd birthday, we gathered at Khyber Pass Pub in Old City where they offered us drink specials for the night. In addition to the great food and drink that Khyber offers, our own Philly Foodspotter & Cupcake Karma frontwoman, Jackie Seigle made a Foodspotting cake and cupcakes.

The cake had the Foodspotting logo on top and was made of an almond poundcake with strawberry and buttercream filling. The cupcakes were topped with various Philly food staples such as cheesesteaks, pretzels, and Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets. Two different kinds of cupcakes were made, chocolate cake with chocolate peanut butter mousse filling and salted caramel buttercream and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut. Everything was out of this world.

Check out some of the other spots from the event on the Foodspotting guide. Keep up with Philly Foodspotting on Twitter & Facebook.

Thanks a bunch to the Khyber Pass Pub staff and Jackie for the cakes!

*All non-food photos taken by Philly Foodspotter Mikey Ilagan. Thanks Mikey!

Here are some more photos from the party! Check out the rest on Mikey’s Flickr.

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philly foodspotting hot chocolate crawl – december 2011

Last night was Philly Foodspotting’s hot chocolate crawl. On the crawl were three Center City locations: Philly Chocolate, Capogiro Gelato, and Max Brenner.

The first stop was Philly Chocolate. Most of the group ordered the European Hot Chocolate (pictured above). It was very smooth and tasty!

At our second stop, Capogiro Gelato, several spotters opted to get gelato instead of the hot chocolate. Tom, however, as seen above, went for Italian hot chocolate.

Last, we made our way to Max Brenner. Max Brenner had a variety of different drinks to order from Italian hot chocolate to chocolate/tea drinks. Pictured above is the Swiss whipped hot dark chocolate.

Crawling for hot chocolate was fun! Hope you had a great time if you attended!

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philly foodspotting grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup – november 2011

Check out my guest post/recap of last week’s grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup on the Foodspotting blog!

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