Daily Digestif: Wahlburgers Coming to Philly, Waffles in University City
Your daily roundup of Philly food tidbits
• Boston’s Wahlburgers is coming to Philly. Eater picks up the news from the Boston Business Journal, where CEO Pick Vanzura confirms the actor-brothers’’ company has signed a franchise agreement for five Philadelphia metro area locations, including one in Atlantic City. No timeline is given, but we hear the burgers are pretty good. We’re just sad there isn’t one named the Marky Mark.
• In honor of Wawa’s 50th anniversary, Dan McQuade listed 50 things about the iconic convenience store chain. Included are the fact that Wawa once tried to sell a house brand Vitamin Water knockoff and does sell 190 million cups of coffee every year. Also, the stores don’t carry cigarette rolling papers because “they’re mostly used for marijuana.”
• Waffles are back in vogue! Not only is the Foolish Waffles truck now rolling regularly, but Carina Tea & Waffles is now open in University City, The Insider reports. The cafe is inside Penn’s International House and serves organic teas, Counter Culture coffee, Belgian liege waffles and other bites - chicken pot pies were recently on the menu. Hours are noon-11 PM or midnight, seven days a week.
• Chef Mario Rodriguez-Feo has rolled out a new spring menu at Conshocken’s Isabella, and there’s a lot of Spanish flair on the list. Patatas riojanas are sautéed fingerlings with green beans and garlic, and there’s a “Piccante” pizza with capicola, fontina and piquillo peppers. Small plates average around $10 and entrees don’t go over 23.