Hungry for a block party, Philadelphia?
Tonight, Thursday, September 19, taste the ever-developing flavors of Mt. Airy as Mt. Airy USA hosts Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll, an evening of dining and drinking showcasing the burgeoning dining scene along Germantown Avenue.
In the spirit of The Food Trust’s hugely successful Night Market — which returns to Chinatown next month on Thursday, October 3 — gourmet eats and drinks take to the streets of Mt. Airy next week, lining Germantown Avenue all the way from Mt. Airy Avenue to Sedgwick Street.
Tonight, head to Mt. Airy to nosh on fare from more than 40 food vendors, shop crafts and apparel from more than a dozen on-site retailers, listen to live music on two stages and watch a live outdoor simulcast of the Philadelphia Eagles game.
The weather report tonight looks seriously favorable for an outdoor affair, so get out and get your block party fix.
Read on for our complete guide to Street Fare in Mt. Airy.
The Food and Drink
The dining scene in Mt. Airy has certainly expanded in recent years, and the lineup of local eateries on tap for Street Fare highlights the neighborhood’s tremendous growth.
With food and drink options from more than 43 food vendors (at last count), it’s best to come early (to try and avoid long lines) and come hungry (to taste everything).
Look out for such awesome local Mt. Airy eats as Avenida’s tostadas, Trolley Car Diner’s catfish, Little Jimmie’s sweet potato cupcakes and Jyoti Indian Bistro’s kati rolls.
In addition to showcasing Mt. Airy eateries, Street Fare will also welcome food trucks hailing from across the city, including favorites like Macmart, Local 215, Sum Pig, Pitruco Pizza, The Mini Trini, Taco Mondo and Yumtown.
With four booths serving adult beverages spread out along the festival footprint, sipping at Street Fare will be simple.
Look for smoked saison and other brews from Earth Bread + Brewery, mojitos from Wine Thief Neighborhood Bistro, margaritas from Avenida and seasonal local craft beer at Trolley Car Diner.
For the complete lineup of food vendors and what they’re serving, see below or check here.
Live Music and Entertainment
No festival is complete without live tunes to keep crowds grooving, and Street Fare has a roster of five bands ready to rock on two stages from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Keep an ear out for lively music by Lil Pookie & The Zydeco Sensations, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train, The GTV’s, The Gin Canaries and Lisa Chavous and The Second Line.
For all the Eagles fans out there — and we know there are many! — catch the Philadelphia Eagles versus the Kansas City Chiefs at an outdoor simulcast during Street Fare.
The broadcast kicks off at 8:25 p.m. and the screen will be set up between Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Sedgwick Street.
Families should report to the kids activity area between East Durham Street and Mt. Pleasant Avenue. The booth with hook kids up with fun temporary tattoos, lead kids yoga, provide drawing and coloring, jewelry making and more.
For the shopping portion of the program, goods ranging from jewelry and accessories to skin care and soaps will be on-hand from nearly 20 artists and retailers, including the ladies of the Smak Parlour mobile fashion truck, who will be setting up in Mt. Airy for the evening.
Located just northwest of Center City, Mt. Airy is super accessible by car, SEPTA Regional Rail, bus, subway and Uber car service.
For travel by SEPTA, take the Chestnut Hill West line from any of the Center City train stations and depart at Carpenter Station. Or, take the Chestnut Hill East line and get off at Sedgwick Station. Both SEPTA stations are within easy walking distance of Germantown Avenue.
Though not available for existing Uber users, new Uber users can take advantage of a complimentary ride up to $25 using the promo code MTAIRYFOOD. For more information, check here.
If you do decide to drive, valet parking will be available for $10 at Valley Green Bank on a first come, first served basis.
And check out the official Street Fare map and a full vendor list below.
Enjoy savoring the stroll!
Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll
When: Thursday, September 19, 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: Germantown Avenue between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.gomtairy.com
Food Trucks and Restaurants
• Bonjour Creperie
• Cosmic Cafe
• Cupcake Carnivale
• Earth Bread and Brewery
• Farm Truck Philly
• Festival Food
• Foo Truck
• Gigi’s & Big R’s
• Herb Scott Catering
• Jimmie’s Cupcake Co.
• Jyoti Indian Bistro
• Lil’ Pop Shop
• Little Jimmies Bakery Cafe
• Local 215
• Los Taquitos de Puebla
• Lucky Old Souls Burgers
• Mac Mart
• Mama’s Meatballs
• Mamma Maria’s Italiano
• Mucho Bueno
• Payne Catering
• Pitruco Pizza
• Samosa Deb
• Say Cheese
• Schmear It
• Stella Jeane’s
• Street Food Philly
• Sugar Philly
• Sum Pig
• Surf and Turf Truck
• Sweetbox Cupcakes
• Taco Mondo
• The Cow and the Curd
• The Mini Trini
• Trolley Car Diner
• Wine Thief Bistro
• Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream