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April 29, 2016

Food and drink lineup announced for 2016 South Street Spring Festival

There's also a new 'Philly Taco' eating contest

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Food & Drink at South Street Spring festival South Street Headhouse District/for PhillyVoice

Attendees sip drinks from Queen Village Food Market.

The 2016 South Street Spring Festival will return on Saturday, May 7, and this year, the outdoor fest is bigger than before. Besides offering shopping, comics, a German Maifest and live music (see the full list of bands here), the South Street Spring Festival boasts an impressive food and drink lineup. PhillyVoice is a proud sponsor of the event. 

At the al fresco event, find free samples, one-off specials, neighborhood favorites and plenty of finger foods and street fare. The list of restaurants, bars and food trucks at the 2016 South Street Spring Festival includes:

• Bistro Romano - truffle pecorino mac and cheese, roasted tomato topped with candied pork and bacon, zeppole (warm Sicilian doughnuts with cane sugar and raspberry sauce)
• Boyler Room - fish tacos, roast pork sandwiches, chicken tenders, fruit salad, soda, beer
• Brauhaus Schmitz (at the German Maifest) - sausage sandwiches, roast pork sandwiches, sauerkraut, potato salad, German beers, rare and imported beers
• Bridget Foy's - cheeseburger sliders, bratwurst, draft beer, sangria, margaritas, strawberry lemonade
• Cavanaugh's Headhouse - chicken fingers, mac and cheese, hot dogs
• Chewy's - burgers, chicken and waffles, sandwiches
• Circles Thai - chicken satay, cheesesteak rolls, fried rice, pad thai
• Copabanana/ Hurricane Alley - hamburgers, french fries, draft beer, margaritas
• Cow & the Curd - cheese curds
• Fat Tuesday - daiquiris
• Gus' Food Cart - sandwiches
• His & Hers Restaurant – lamb gyro and chicken gyro
• Jerky Hut - various flavors of beef jerky
• Lil Pop Shop - ice cream and non-dairy popsicles
• Little Bird Bakery - soft pretzels, pizza-stuffed pretzel sticks
• Lovash - Indian and Mexican specialties
• Milkboy - chicken cheesesteaks
• Mom Mom's Polish Food - pierogis and Polish specialties
• Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub - beer
• Primo Hoagies - grilled chicken sandwiches, hot sausage sandwiches, soft pretzels, soft drinks, beer, cocktails
• Queen Village Food Market - frozen pineapple smoothies inside a real pineapple
• Rita's - water ice
• Say Cheese Philly - unexpected and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
• St. Lucifer Spice - locally made spices
• Sweet Life Bakeshop - banana pudding, cupcakes, popcorn, bottled beverages
• The Bacon Jams - spreadable bacon in a jar
• Twisted Tail - hamburgers, sausage, corn on the cob, chicken skewers, grilled asparagus
• Whetstone - hamburgers, tiki punch
• Woodrow's Sandwiches - Woodrow's pork sandwich with aged provolone, broccoli rabe and long hot aioli
• Wooly Mammoth - draft beer, margaritas

The giant all-ages outdoor party will also include a new "Philly Taco Eating Contest." It's not for the faint-hearted. The "Philly Taco" is a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza.

South Street Headhouse District /PhillyVoice

You're never too young to love Lorenzo's. This year's South Street Spring Festival is set for May 7, 2016.

The contest will judge who can finish the giant meal first and will be open to the first 20 contestants to sign up. A $10 entry fee is required. It will be donated to a local school lunch program. As for the winner's prize, it's pretty great: a year’s worth of cheesesteaks and pizza. 

The Philly Taco Challenge will kick off at 5 p.m. at the Fifth Street Stage. To register in advance, email On the day of the event, all participants must check in at the stage between noon and 2 p.m. Those not registered in advance can show up after 2 to see if spots are still available. 

2016 South Street Spring Festival

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go
South Street