The little food truck
that could... (little mobile vending cart, actually).
Spot Burgers turns out an amazing variety of top quality
cooking from a miniscule kitchen.
patties are ground fresh daily from sirloin.
Hand formed, grilled to order. Mine was a perfect
medium rare. I ordered their roquefort burger - topped with
roquefort cheese, sautéed onions and bacon. Didn't really need the
mini-complaint - and I realize I am asking a lot from
such a small kitchen - the buns would be better
toasted or grilled.
Spot Burgers grills
up one of the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia. Sirloin
in stead of ribeye because "sirloin is made to be cooked
fast. Ribeye isn't." Had mine with Cheez Whiz and
sauteed onions. They use the same onions as for their
burgers, another plus.
special, a Sloppy Joe, first drew me to Spot Burgers.
Don't see Sloppy Joes very much anymore.
This is a Sloppy Joe I hope to down regularly. Same
ground beef as their burgers and a spunky Sloppy Joe
sauce. Almost headed back for seconds.
The fries are fresh
cut and twice fried. The finish fry happens to order.
Again, top quality.
Also on the menu -
cheesesteaks and pork sandwiches. Their Facebook page
says the Drexel University police chief gave them props
for their pork sandwich. Word has it Spot
Dogs are on the menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
There is a big ol'
bell at the window that gets rung on special occasions,
like when a customer leaves a tip or says something
especially pithy - or when they serve a burger they are
particularly proud of.
33rd and Arch, off
the Drexel Campus, is turning into a major Philadelphia
lunch destination. Lots of good eating from the
food trucks and carts hanging out there.
Updated July 2012