Spot is an adorable, bright yellow food cart currently roaming the streets of Philadelphia serving up gourmet burger, steaks & pork sandwiches, and gaining quite a name for itself in the process. Usually stationed around 33rd & Arch on Drexel’s campus, they’ve also been chillin out at several Philly MFA meetups, local events and at The Porch @ 30th street on Wednesdays during the Farmer’s Market (which is where I enjoyed them most recently).
My first SPOT burger!
I’d been missing Spot in my life for a while since I was forced back to work in the suburbs, but through some arm-twisting on Twitter by Josh (the man behind the grill), I got my butt on over there when I was working in the city one Wednesday afternoon. I’d never gotten a chance to try their fries before (either sold out or not being offered because it was a special event), so I was super excited. (Everyone loves fresh cut fries, ya’ll!) The line was long and the sun was hot, but I was patient and determined. I placed my ordered and waited some more.
Lunch rush at Spot can be crazy and Josh is the only one in the box, so just relax and let the man do his job. I promise the end result will be worth it! And after a brief name mix up (Seriously, no one has my name ever. What are the odds?) in which a lady stole my lunch and we had a good laugh about it, I sat down ready to enjoy my Spot burger & fries. The burger comes topped with homemade slaw, pickles, bacon, cheddar cheese & super secret SPOT sauce.
The bun is nice and soft. The burger itself gets more delicious with every bite; you can taste the difference in the fresh ground sirloin they use for their patties. I love the dill pickle wedges. And the fries! So good, I had to cut myself off from eating them because I was already so full. It’s safe to say that Spot hits the spot (oh hey, I see what you did there!) every time, so track em down when you get the chance!