Lovely weather is sure to bring crowds to the Piazza at Schmidts
this weekend. Add a burger-eating contest, live music and free food and things'll be packed tighter than beach attire on Baywatch
This Saturday and Sunday (10 to 7 and noon to 7, respectively) will host its first-ever Restaurant Weekend
. Stop by and shop the farmers market, then stick around to watch contestants swallow burgers a-la-P.Y.T.
in the gluttonous race proprietor Tommy Up
has dubbed Burgerdelphia.
"But you have to say it like this Burg-Burg-Burgerdelphiam and do the arm movements," Up clarifies to Meal Ticket (he's referring, of course, to the It's Always Sunny flip-cup episode
). Pre-contest, he'll be giving out T-shirts and quizzing the crowd with burger trivia; then the gorging begins at 12:45 p.m. More than 150 people entered, but only 10 will scarf to win the Burgerdelphia trophy, $250 cash and $100 P.Y.T. gift certificate.
Post-contest, catch Harry Arnold
of Darling's Diner
recreate his famous cheesecake
and other Darling's dishes in cooking demos, then shop lots of great artists and crafters displaying their work and get your grub on compliments of local restaurants.
Sunday, vendors are tentatively setting up on Hancock Street, as SundayOUT
, hosted by the Equality Forum
(see all CP's coverage here
) is going down in the Piazza.
A full list of vendors and participants after the jump.
Bar Ferdinand (co-sponsor with Yelp)
El Camino Real
Rack N Roll Clothing
Diva Chic Jewelry
Designs by Ilan
MH Tshirt Designs
The One Eyed Turtle
Cathy Gabor Glass
Cabin Fever Hula Hoops
Tyler School of Art
The Olive Oil Shoppe
Philadelphia Greyhound Connection
Michael Solomon Art
Keystone Kettle Corn