The Owlery

The features blog of The Temple News



February 2014



Fairmount food crawl

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The Fairmount neighborhood held its first-ever food crawl Feb. 23, when 13 neighborhood restaurants divvied up a whole pig and served portions as they wished. Entrée’s ranged between $2 and $4 and drink specials varied by restaurant. Participating locations included Ryebread, Fare Restaurant, Urban Saloon, Jack’s Firehouse, London Grill, Mugshots Coffeehouse and Rembrandt’s among others. People from all over Philadelphia congregated on Fairmount Avenue on the sunny day in attempt to beat the Fairmount Community Development Corporation’s challenge to “eat a whole pig in one day” by visiting each of the participating locations, which served food between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mugshots Coffeehouse featured a bacon, lettuce, tomato and apple sandwich, while Tela’s Market & Kitchen gave out free pork rinds with guacamole and Rembrandt’s served ribs. For a full list of participating locations and more information, click here.