Royal Zarasa

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Royal Zarasa truck

Royal Zarasa is a labor of love launched by Terrance and Tiffany Hopkins-Bey in February 2018 as a means to share Tiffany’s love of comfort food. With dishes like BBQ brisket, shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, salmon slaw sandwiches, and chicken wings, Royal Zarasa’s southern inspired menu made it hard to decide on what to have for dinner as we visited Love City Brewing.

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Double Trouble Waffles & French Toast

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Double Trouble Waffles & French Toast

Double Trouble Waffles & French Toast has been in business for about a year and I caught up with them on a chilly Sunday morning in Mt. Airy. With such an extensive menu, it was hard to make a decision! My husband and I were both in the mood for waffles (although next time around I plan to try the french toast, after looking at their Instagram photos!). The waffle sandwiches also sounded and looked delightful!

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Cloud Coffee

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Cloud Coffee cart

Coffee has always been a big part of my life, and before I started working in higher education, I managed coffee shops for about 12 years in every aspect of the industry. Because of this, I have learned a lot about the coffee business and I normally buy whole beans and brew my morning cup at home. But there are days, especially long days when I have class after work, where I am jonesin’ for a second cup of joe, and that’s where Cloud Coffee comes in handy.

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Ramble Pizza

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Pepperoni Sausage Pizza

I love pizza, and I am not one of those weirdos who puts restrictions on what can go on a pizza. I am not one of those people who thinks pineapple on pizza is a sin. Put whatever you want on your pizza, it’s the perfect food vehicle for that. But every once in a while, I want a simple regular pie. A good crispy, thin crust, a herbaceous sauce, and just a couple of toppings. The problem with a lot of pizza places is they overload the toppings and the crust gets floppy. I like a good, crisp sturdy crust. Ramble Pizza had all the basic elements of a decent pizza without any gimmicks. Just a good, solid pie.

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Slurp

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Slurp food truck specializes in made-from-scratch ramen, accompanied by Korean fried chicken and Asian-inspired tacos. Slurp owners boast that their ramen broth simmers for days, and I can attest that the flavor definitely packs a punch. On a cold, rainy night when soup sounded like a perfect end to a long day, I gathered a couple of friends to try out this truck.

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Hawker: East Inspired Eats

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Jungle Curry with Fried Chicken

I have been chasing this truck down since I heard it existed. I am not sure why our schedules never aligned until this glorious day, but it was definitely worth the wait. The Jungle Curry with fried chicken in the above photo passed my husband’s spiciness test. There were many tasty sounding items on their menu; it made the decision hard on both of us. And while the Crab Red Curry caught my eye, I ended up settling on the Lemongrass Coconut Curry with pork meatballs, and a couple of bao buns to start.

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Authentik Byrek

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What in the world is a byrek? I had to consult my good friend Google on this matter. I learned it was a phyllo dough wrapped pocket of cheeses, veggies, and/or meats and baked until golden and served warm. These delicious pouches of yumminess hail from Eastern European countries like Turkey, Albania, and Croatia. They are made in all different shapes and sizes. The Authentik Byrek truck serves them in a large pie-shaped wedge.

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Deke’s BBQ

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Deke’s BBQ graced our presence at Wissahickon Brewing Company, so I headed over to check out their offerings. From my brief research (that is, drooling over their photos on their Facebook page), I quickly learned that their Brisket Cheesesteak was their specialty. Their take on Philadelphia’s iconic sandwich included their tender smoked brisket with BBQ and cheese sauce. I read that it was the #1 onĀ Thrillist’s Top 50 things to eat in Philadelphia before you die. As we approached the truck, my husband saw the many signs for the brisket cheesesteak and decided to order it. Continue reading

Flaming Basil

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While I am a lover of Thai food, I am not very well-versed on Laos cuisine, so I was excited to hear that Flaming Basil was making an appearance at what is becoming my favorite bar in Philadelphia, that is, Love City Brewing Company. We sat down with our beer and perused the menu and decided to order a sampling of a couple appetizers and a couple entrees to see what they had to offer. Everything we tried was delicious!

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