Find out who makes the best South Philly gravy and meatballs

Taproom on 19th co-owner Michael Strauss knows how seriously South Philly folks take their Sunday gravy, which is why every October he hosts a contest pitting cooks against another in a battle for red sauce supremacy. Stop by the Girard Estates tavern and you can taste free samples from 30 competitors as a panel of judges (including Billy Penn's Danya Henninger) decides which meatball mix is champion.

Where: Taproom on 19th at 2400 S. 19th St. 19145

When: October 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How much: Free meatballs and gravy, pay-as-you-go drinks


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