Deep-Fried PBR Burger is Made from Actual Frozen Beer


Following an impressive lineage that includes deep-fried Twinkie burgers, spaghetti-bun burgers, and deep fried Red Bull fritters, Philadelphia’s PYT burger joint has just unveiled a brand new monster they’re calling the “Beerger.”

It starts innocently enough: just two fluffy burger buns sandwiching a pickle, cheese, and mustard-dill aioli-covered beef patty. But then you see it, that fried chicken-looking thing that’s actually frozen PBR wrapped in wontons and crushed pretzel breading. Supposedly there’s enough beer in there to require an ID check before serving. Yes, really.

You think if we just stop talking about all these crazy hybrid-hype foods, they’ll just go away? We’re looking at you, 2014.

H/T + Picthx PYT


This is What a Spaghetti Bun Burger Looks Like


Crispy, almost burnt, baked spaghetti – the kind that clings to the bottom of your baking sheet, the kind you have to pry out with a fork – is delicious. So even without the hype over Shimamoto’s ramen burgers from earlier this month, we’d still be super excited that a burger joint out in Philadelphia decided to use the stuff as BUNS for a SPAGHETTI BURGER. Frankly, we’re even a little surprised this didn’t come first.

A proper spaghetti burger needs a good set of garlic buns, but PYT’s version swaps the bread out for brown, baked garlic noodles and sandwiches them around a mozzarella-stuffed meatball patty, red marinara sauce and parmesan flakes – perfect foodie bait. It was recently featured as PYT’s “Burger of the Week,” along with a Loaded Potato Skin Burger (!), a Shrimp & Grits Burger (!), a Bruschetta Burger (!) and a Crab Cake Bun Burger (!!!).

Let’s just hope some Instagramming foodie couple decides to use it to re-enact some pseudo-ironic version of Lady and the Tramp. That’s amore!

H/T Neatorama + PicThx PYT


This Pho Cocktail is Made from Onions, Charred Ginger & Sriracha


Philadelphia bartender, Phoebe Esmon, has created a pho gimlet based on the Vietnamese beef and noodle soup. She combines gin or vodka with lime juice and a homemade broth made from onions, charred ginger, pecans, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and star anise. Then come the mint, basil and cilantro before a pickled bean sprout garnish and a squeeze of Sriracha.

Courageously called the “Worthy Fucking Adversary,” this $12 cocktail is on Philadelphia bar Emmanuelle’s “New Shit Has Come to Light” menu of house originals. The list, created by Esmon and her fiancé-slash-fellow-barkeep Christian Gaal, includes cocktails such as the “Fickt nicht mit dem Raketenmensch” (“Don’t fuck with the Rocketman”) and “Quakers with a Vengeance” — worthy adversaries, indeed.

H/T Neatorama + PicThx Serious Eats


‘Lasagna-Bun Burger’ is Made of Deep-Fried Ricotta & Mozzarella


This is one of those I-need-to-sink-my-teeth-in-this-right-now moments. (That’s what she said? Yikes) The Lasagna-Bun Burger hails from Philadelphia’s PYT, the same spot that gave birth to the bacon shell taco.

This cheese-laden beast features a “bun” made from two sliced pieces of deep fried ricotta and ungodly amounts of mozzarella. The burger itself is infused with meatball seasoning and topped with marinara sauce and provolone cheese that melts right into the patty. Oh, and the meal comes with a side of “Italian-Parm” fries, because a cheese-laden beef patty between deep fried buns is hardly filling. Hardly.

H/T + PicThx First We Feast


Top 10 Dating Trends for Foodies Across America, According to a Dating Site


Lucky for us hungry data gatherers, the folks at “offline dating” site HowAboutWe have just released a visual compilation of the dating network’s first 1 million dates recorded.

The results? Enough information for us to get an idea of top food dating trends across the United States, noting the top 10 cities in the country with the highest percentage of dining dates and a little bit about each. You can imagine our excitement when Philly cracked the top 10, and BYOB was a key selection when choosing a date in the city. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans are proud today.

Here’s a look at the rest of the data:


1. Atlanta: ⅓ of all date ideas in Atlanta suggest getting a bite to eat. Artisan pizza is a hot trend.


Admittedly, when I think pizza, I think New York or Chicago. Yet while Atlanta isn’t the first thing on my mind when I think of wood-fired pizzas topped with fresh local ingredients, I’m not complaining. Kudos to all those singles feasting on gourmet savory pies.


2. Philly: BYOB date spots have a higher response rate than other dining dates in Philly.


Bringing your own PBR and Two Buck Chuck to your favorite Italian date spot? Stay classy my friends.


3. Boston: Bostonians are 3x more likely than average to suggest tapas on a first date.


Boston is known for its wealth of history and culture, so it’s no surprise that taking out a date for tapas, a Spanish tradition, is more common in this city. Note: In Spain, Tapas consist of appetizers usually eaten during the time between the end of the work day and dinner, as well as weekdays around noon. Tapas are seen as dishes that encourage people to socialize and mingle, so we can see why they’d be an excellent option for a date.

Picthx tapastryrestaurant


4. Austin: Food trucks are more popular in Austin than in any other city, accounting for 1 in 5 dining dates.


We can jump on this bandwagon food truck. Ranked as one of the World’s Best Cities for Street Food by Food & Wine, Austin steals the show when it comes to getting grub on wheels.


5. New York: New Yorkers love a progressive meal: 28% of their dining dates involve multiple stops.


New York restaurants alone bring in a projected $31.9 billion in sales and for a city famed for it’s vast collection of ethnic enclaves, we understand why it would be difficult to settle on just one spot.


6. Chicago: 1 in 11 dining dates in Chicago is veggie-friendly, the third highest in the country.


I suppose this means that Chicago is the place to be if you’re trying to find your veggie-eatin’ soulmate. Consequently, the Foodbeast Staff would probably be single for eternity if we lived there.


7. Los Angeles: There are more breakfast dates in Los Angeles than in any other city.


We’re thinking that this has more to do with late-night hookups making breakfast the default date of choice, than an actual preference for bacon and eggs. Hey, we don’t judge. There’s a reason LA alone has two Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.

Picthx Roscoe’s


8. D.C: Cupcakes are extremely popular in D.C., accounting for 1 in 7 of their dining dates.


Cupcakes are the top choice for eats in D.C, as 14.1% of dates involve feasting on this petite towers of icing. But really, who doesn’t like cupcakes? They’re like the bacon of desserts and if you don’t like bacon… smh.

H/T Our Kitchen


9. St. Louis: Going out for tacos is suggested 3x more often in St. Louis than in any other city.


Busch Stadium is the most popular date spot in St. Louis, because sharing a hotmess of tacos while cheering on your team screams sexy.


10. San Francisco: S.F. has more brunch dates than in any other city, accounting for one-third of their dining dates.


Apparently, San Francisco is chock full of genius singles. It’s about time we’ve recognized brunch as the most important meal of the day. When else is it socially acceptable to get boozy at 12 noon off delicious mimosas while simultaneously munching om french toast and gruyère sandwiches? SF, we see you.

Picthx Chow

H/T HowAboutWe


This $26,000 Truffle Dinner Comes With an $11,500 Watch

The rare white truffle can command anywhere from $6,000-$10,000 per pound, so the math on this nine-course meal from Philadelphia’s Le Castagne kind of makes sense. It becomes an especially good deal when you factor in the included limited edition $11,500 Panerai watch (“because timing is everything in life” according to managing partner Anthony Masapollo), although I wonder how well ceramic and titanium pair with white truffle and during which course it is served.

I have no problem with Le Castagne offering a “menu item” for marketing purposes that no one will actually choose (they do offer more affordable $700 and $250 packages) but I’d like to see a marketing effort in line with the $26,000 price tag. I can’t begin to describe the cringe on my face when executive chef Michael DeLone says “milanese” with an unchecked Philly accent. At least he nailed the classic Italian hand gesture, if not the language.

So far, this extravagant meal only has one buyer: entrepreneur, internet marketer, real estate investor, top wealth coach, AM radio personality, and speaker JT Foxx. Counting the watch, I guess publicity is a three-way street. I just hope JT makes sure to get his frequent-flier miles from this high-end purchase.


Spinach salad with truffle vinaigrette. Soft-boiled egg deep-fried in truffle flour and breadcrumbs.


The watch. Pretty sexy


via HuffPo/ photo courtesy of Le Castagne


World’s First Pizza Museum Coming Soon?

To say Brian Dwyer of Fishtown Philadelphia enjoys pizza is like saying the Grand Canyon is just a hole in the ground. Dwyer’s passion for pizza hit a milestone in 2010 when he and a few friends decided to create a pizza-themed art show in Fishtown. The event, “Give Pizza Chance“, was a hit, giving Dwyer inspiration to expand upon the idea.

Fast forward two years later and a lot of eBaying, Dwyer is the world record holder for largest collection of pizza-themed items. His collection includes: comics, records, clothing, art, and countless other pizza-related objects.

Last April, Dwyer started renovating a 19th-Century building in Fishtown. Although he hasn’t come up with the money to build the museum and restaurant, Pizza Brain, Dwyer has created a Kickstarter request for $15,000. He has already earned over $3,600 of his goal.

via: HuffingtonPost  Photo: Sean Ahem/

Fast Food

Mouse Found In Bag of Burger Buns at McDonald’s [VIDEO]

A now ex-employee of a McDonald’s on Stenton Avenue in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane section has leaked some footage of a mouse nibbling away inside a bag of buns. Grossly enough, this wasn’t the first time that the incident has happened, according to the former employee.

“That wasn’t the first time. That was about the sixth or seventh time. That’s what made me like, I got to get video of this,” said Karruim Demaio, the man behind the footage.

Prior to the video, Demaio was told to simply brush off any droppings from the rodents, and to continue serving customers with the same bread. Gross.

MyFoxPhilly was first to investigate the incident and confronted the general manager at the location about the incident. To no one’s surprise, the accusation was denied and taken to corporate, who states that further investigation will be underway.

What about the health department, you ask? Turns out that after some digging around, this particular McDonald’s has had at least a year and half’s worth of reported health violations, such as live flies in the food prep area, perishable food not kept cool enough, and refrigerators in bad condition. There were no reported incident of rodents, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Check out the video:

(Thx: A Hamburger Today & MyFoxPhilly)