Food & Drink

Preakness boozing, free plane rides, and the return of Night Markets

Published On 05/16/2013 Published On 05/16/2013
A street dancer performing at the 2012 Chinatown Night Market

Event of the Week: The half-mile of food trucks known as Night Market takes over Fairmount Ave when it returns for the Summer this Thurs, giving you plenty of space to do handstands of happiness between bites from Thrillist-fave munchmobiles The Cow and The Curd, Tot Cart, and Taco Mondo. And if you spill your drink doing them, don't worry -- Yards'll have beer stations set up all over the place Thursday, May 16th Want to be a tourist in more than just your own city? Head to the Independence Visitor Center at 11a when Spirit Airlines will be giving away round-trip domestic airfare to the first 1000 arrivals Then celebrate with a Yards IPA on the Porch at 30th St. The train station's four-food-truck food court's offering outdoor boozing today and tomorrow 'til 8p Saturday, May 18th What's better than Chickie & Pete's crab fries? A Chickie & Pete's trophy! Win it by fully beating the competition in this year's Italian Market Festival Halfball Tournament Then hold onto your girlfriend's hat when the Preakness at the Piazza takes over the Piazza at Schmidt's. $70 scores you 4hrs of all you can eat burgoo and BBQ, plus unlimited vodka 'tails, mint juleps, and craft brews Need to find her a hat last minute? It's opening day for Philly's open-air PHAIR market, where 100+ vendors plus food trucks like Poi Dog and Rival Bros will be out along the Schuykill River Walk. Rain or shine 'til 5p, find out who'll be there South Philly Tap Room's hosting an 8hr block party celebrating their love of wheat beers and your love of $3 drafts. More than 30 wheaties, from Abita Purple Haze to Wayerbacher Wit Sun, will be on tap 'til 8p Wondering where to go after 8p? Claim a table at mur.mur's when the Borgata nightclub celebrates its grand reopening with DJ Vice What's stopping CC traffic this Sat? Rittenhouse Row's Spring Festival's shutting down the hood and flooding the streets with beer, wine, and booze stands, plus street eats from every Starr restaurant in town Sunday, May 19th Draft wines, craft beers, and sunshine (!) all are on tap when Le Virtu unveils its new EPass patio for the season. Call to reserve a table and meat up for a lunch of Abruzze sausages and lamb skewers