Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival 2014

I apologize that this post is past due, but I think it's still worth sharing. If you don't think so, stop reading. No really, don't, that will make me sad. Picture this, it's Saturday, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you've got a massive hangover. Believe me, you'd want to shut the blinds and stay in bed all day, but you shouldn't. There's a whole world out there to be explored! I found myself in this situation and instead of being a hermit for the day, I threw on some clothes and zombie-shuffled my way down to Main Street in Manayunk for some eats and a little hair of the dog. It also happened to be the day of the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival so there were lots of food trucks and people out and about. After we grabbed some food from a nearby restaurant, we ventured out to try some of the deliciousness offered out on the streets. 

Some trucks were wildly popular and boasted long lines, like Mac Mart the mac and cheese truck (line show below), the Surf and Turf Truck serving up lobster rolls, and the Sum Pig food truck with over the top barbecue offerings. We chose our trucks by the shortest lines, and even though some people might think that means the food stinks, they would be so so wrong. 
First stop was Zsa's Gourmet Ice Cream truck, because on an 80 degree day when you're packed like sardines on the sidewalk, the only thing that will cheer you up is a sexy little ice cream sandwich. 
Like this one, featuring vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two salted toffee almond grahams... holy balls, that was delicious. 
After the ice cream, we strolled up and down the street to check out the other trucks, listen to some bands, and watch the people passing by. If the organizers of this lovely event happen to read this blog post, I highly recommend that next year (or for the Fall Food Festival), we shut down Main Street for this event. The sidewalks just aren't big enough in this town to contain crowds of this size, especially when many patrons have strollers --double-wide strollers...'nuff said. There are lots of bottle necks that could easily be avoided by closing off Main St., it's just a thought... let it marinade a bit. 
After a sufficient amount of walking and wandering, BryGuy got hungry again. We found Spot Burgers and ordered up a classic Spot burger. 

In the tiny little food cart, the chef was cranking out delicious burgers rapid-fire (which is probably why the line wasn't too long.) The burger was tasty, cooked more well done then I usually like, but I think the cole slaw and spot sauce were amazing additions, and the bun was perfection. 
Then I snapped some additional photos on the walk back up the hill to our humble abode. 

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