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This Woman Finished A 10K, But Stopped By Every Taco Shop On The Route

Running a 10K sounds like it requires a lot of training, a proper diet, and a bit of willpower, but Anna Orso of the Billy Penn online publication in Philadelphia, found a way to make it a little less grueling, and more taco-filled.

Orso didn’t officially run the Philly 10K, but she did map out the same route, and highlighted every taco spot on the way, because she was about to embark on a journey like no other.

In a personal five hour marathon, not only did Orso walk the Philly 10K route, but she stopped by 13 taco shops, eating a total of 14 tacos, and even made time to sneak in a margarita.

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On her very first stop, at a restaurant called Mexicana Foto El Trompo Loco, she immediately encountered her first challenge, as she found out the minimum taco order was three. She ordered three, but ate only two of them and continued on. This happened lot throughout the 10K. Orso didn’t explain what she did with the other tacos, but we can only pray that they weren’t thrown out.

Once she hit her third and fourth spots, she encountered her second challenge, as both South Philly Pizza (which apparently has amazing tacos) and Taqueria La Mexicanita were closed. Womp womp.

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To that point she had walked over 2 miles and only eaten three tacos.

After a long quest, she eventually walked her 5 miles, hitting up 13 total taco spots along the way. The last spot, unfortunately, was Chipotle. Orso didn’t want Chipotle to be her last taco of the day, so she hopped on her bike, made her way back to South Philly Pizza, as they had finally opened, and redeemed herself with an al pastor taco.

Orso had started at around 11 a.m. and had her last taco at 4:15. Her five hour adventure saw her accomplish a feat that would make you and I jealous. Not only did she achieve an athletic goal, she ate a pretty insane amount of tacos in the process.

Check out her full experience on Billy Penn, as she lived the dream.

h/t brobible

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News

Pizza Delivery Man Wins $4.4 Million Settlement After Being Shot 14 Times By Police

Being a pizza delivery driver can be a little terrifying if you think about it. Your job is to drive all around the city and hope nothing sketchy happens to you when you knock on that door.

For Philippe Holland of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his nightmare didn’t consist of getting attacked by some hungry customer during his delivery. He didn’t even get tied up 30 Minutes or Less-style. No folks, the poor guy was actually shot by police officers who mistook him for an gunman back in 2014.

According to the Associated Press, the officers were in plain clothes and walked up to Holland. In a panic, Holland didn’t believe that they were really officers, and felt they were just trying to rob him. He got in his car, tried to drive off to safety, and was shot 14 freakin’ times.

Holland now has a permanent seizure disorder and chronic pain stemming from his injuries, which led him to sue the city of Philadelphia, getting $4.4 million in a settlement, on January 6.

The officers didn’t go unpunished. Well, at least not completely unpunished, as they are now on desk duty. They were not charged with a crime themselves, though.

Much respect to delivery drivers.

Hopefully we see less stories like this, and more stories like the one below:

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Celebrity Grub Features

Chef David Chang Thinks You’re Overthinking Your Burger-Making

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Summer’s almost over and you probably looked through countless YouTube videos, trying to figure out how to make the perfect burger. Yet with all the research and studying, you’re trying way too hard in chef David Chang’s eyes.

If you don’t know Chang from his popular Momofuku restaurants, you’ve probably seen him on the PBS show, The Mind of a Chef, where he hosted the very first season back in 2012.

We got a chance to dig into the mind of this esteemed chef a bit, and the former James Beard winner for Outstanding Chef gave us his insight on the art of burger-making during Budweiser’s 2016 Bud & Burgers Competition in Philadelphia.

The decorated chef said the secret is to, “Keep it simple.” Chang said if you have quality beef, the burger is going to be good. He added that a common mistake is overthinking the whole process.

If Chang’s making burgers, he said all he needs are the beef patty, cheese, bread, and pickles.

That type of straightforward approach seems to be a common belief among chefs, as Vice chef Matty Matheson once shared his advice on the perfect cheeseburger, saying, “All the best things in the world are simple.”

The same goes for Michelin-starred chef April Bloomfield, whose idea of a perfect burger is good beef, cheese, onions, and the bun.

While it’s not unusual to see burger creators nowadays load up their burgers with cheese, or cover them in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, these guys just might be doing the most.

Ironically, while Chang said the best burgers aren’t complicated, he voted for a burger stuffed with pineapple, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, and thick cut bacon while judging Budweiser’s search for the best burger in America.

Go figure.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Philly’s Soda Tax Is The First Of Its Kind, And It’s Expensive AF

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Philadelphians will soon be paying extra on some of their sweeter drinks after Philadelphia just became the first major U.S. city to successfully pass a soda tax.

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax, as it’s officially named, will be 1.5 cents per ounce and taxes items including non-100% fruit drinks, flavored water, pre-sweetened tea or coffee, non-alcoholic beverages that are intended as mixers for alcoholic drinks and flavored water. Philly.com reported that the tax is expected to add up to 18 cents to the cost of a 12-ounce can, $1 to a 1-liter bottle and about $2.16 to the cost of a 12-pack.

Exceptions to the law will include baby formula and products more than 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice.

The passing of the tax follows months of controversy. While the tax passed with a 13-4 vote and was supported by Philadelphia mayor, Jim Kenney, the vote followed a multi million dollar opposition campaign by the beverage industry. Following the vote, the American Beverage released a statement saying it will seek legal action to stop the law, saying it “unfairly singles out beverages,” and calling taxes of this kind “discriminatory and highly unpopular.”

Kenney was able to sell the idea of the tax with the plan to use the expected $90 million to support pre-kindergarten, community schools and recreation centers.

Berkeley, California previously passed a similar tax, but no major U.S. city has been able to pass such a tax. Other major cities who tried in the past to pass similar soda taxes include New York and San Francisco.

With the tax set to go into effect on January 1 maybe it will give Philadelphians the incentive they need to follow through on their New Year’s Resolutions to kick soda.

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Hit-Or-Miss

This Brewery Made A Beer Mocking Donald Trump, Everybody Wins

With all the craziness happening in the elections right now, it comes as a surprise to no one that the candidates will be mocked thoroughly and with no remorse. Some blonde tuft-haired gentleman in particular has done a tremendous job of drawing the ire of the public’s ever-judging eye.

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One brewery in Philadelphia called Dock Street Brewery seems to be at the forefront of this revolution, thanks in part to an entire series of beers made to pay homage to the Republican frontrunner. The series, called “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf,” was named after a segment John Oliver did on Last Week Tonight in which he points out that the Trump family’s original name was “Drumpf,” and was changed to something (apparently) more attractive and likable.

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Dock Street Brewery even released a tastefully condescending statement regarding their newest creation and the purpose of it’s existence:

“Is it just us, or does this particular celebridential candidate always sound like he’s had a few too many? In his (dis)honor, Dock Street Brewery is brewing up a series of quaffable reminders to exercise your suffrage, and just dump Drumpf.”

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“Short-Fingered Stout,” is the name of the new beer, paying homage to Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s disparaging comments about Trump’s tiny wittle hands.

If you’re a Philadelphia native, expect the beer to be open to the public within the next couple of weeks.

 

 

via Dock Street Brewery, CBC

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Fast Food

KFC Brazil Has a Creamed Corn and Chicken Sandwich

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In a collaboration with Philadelphia cream cheese, Kentucky Fried Chicken has created a Corn and Philly Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich is made with a crispy-fried boneless piece of chicken thigh, topped with a special creamed corn made with Philadelphia brand cream cheese, all buy served on a sesame seed bun.

A unique combination that actually sounds incredibly delicious, the Corn and Philly Sandwich makes us wonder if KFC would actually start serving creamed corn on the menu as a side option. Cause we’d totally order the heck out of that.

The sandwich will be available at all participating KFC Brazil locations. No word yet on pricing, but we imagine it shouldn’t be a problem once the desire to try one has latched itself onto your wallets.

Anyone want to mail us one?

H/T Brand Eating

 

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Hit-Or-Miss

This Pro Baseball Team Wears Actual Bacon-Themed Uniforms on the Field

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Some folks can go a little too far with their love of bacon, but I guess if you’re named after pigs it’s pretty much expected of you. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Philadelphia’s Triple-A affiliates, recently underwent a delicious change in uniforms. The professional baseball team’s uniforms now feature red shirts adorned with the word “Pigs” with a strip of bacon tailing underneath. Their caps also feature a tasty strip of bacon above the bill.

Team apparel can be purchased at the IronPigs’ online store.

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H/T That’s Nerdalicious 

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Cravings

This Restaurant Stacks Two Bacon-Wrapped, Deep-Fried Patties Into One Burger

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Anything wrapped in bacon once is OK in my book, but two bacon-wrapped patties in one beastly burger makes it something to talk about. Philly’s PYT has introduced their new Double Bacon-Wrapped Burger and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

The burger is made from two beef patties wrapped in four strips of bacon each. The patties are then deep-fried so that the bacon gets crispy and the juices get moist. After coming out of the fryer, the bacon-wrapped patties are seared on the grill and topped with melted cheddar cheese. Sandwiched between two toasted buttered buns with a homemade slaw consisting of lettuce, pickles, onions, mustard, mayo, garlic and vinegar, the burger is ready to chomp down on. That is, after you take a picture to show your friends this really happened.

Customers can either order a single bacon-wrapped burger or the double with two wrapped patties. The double-wrapped patty goes for $17.

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Picthx PYT