Belly Busters: Mt. Airy Street Fare @gomtairy

Say it Rah-shay By Sep 16, 2015 8 Comments

Our next stop was Jyoti Indian Bistro, located at 7220 Germantown Ave. On the sampler menu was “Makkai ke roti” served with saag and pakoras.  I was told to think of it as Indian soul food.  I have only had Indian food twice and was worried about the spiciness. There was no need to worry! We were served a Mango Lassi which was a yogurt based drink, cool and refreshing. There was the “Makkai ke roti”, a flatbread that was chewy without being doughy. Saag made with broccoli raab which did channel collard greens in a satisfying way. The Pakora was a small ball stuffed with meat and potatoes and spices and when I bit into them a bunch of flavors exploded in my mouth!


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The last stop of the night was at Jake and Ann’s newest restaurant, Alma Matter. Located at 7165 Germantown Ave, Alma Matter will make it’s debut during the Street Fare!

For this stop in addition to samples from Alma Mater, there were treats from three food trucks and the Trolley care Diner!

On the sampler menu: beer sampling provided by Alma Matter, Asian rice bowl from Herb Scott Catering, Dumplings from Dump n Roll Truck, Crab Cake sliders and Truffle Parmesan fries from M.A.T.T.’s Food Truck and Donuts from Trolley Car Diner.

This was one of the best evenings of my summer! Everything was fresh, the food was delicious and plentiful and my belly was busted!


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Without exaggeration everything was so delicious and satisfying. I really ate until I thought I was going to burst! Also, the vibe was so chill and everyone from the vendors to the fellow foodies were so welcoming that I could relax and have a great time.  If you head to the fare, there will be something for every appetite and just when you think you’ve had enough, one more vendor shows up with yumminess.

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  1. mommypowers says:

    So wish I was there to attend!

  2. Joanne says:

    I love street fairs and festivals because of the many interesting vendors that show up. It looks like you had a good time checking out some of the local eateries!

  3. Laura says:

    Craft Beer and BBQ? Any chance they could wing their way across the pond sometime soon? It sounds amazing!

  4. wheelchairmommy says:

    I LOVE food trucks. The food is always (is it in my mind?!) better. My husband would have loved the Brewery. He’s a huge beer fan.

  5. Bri says:

    I so need that pulled pork in my life. I hope a food truck event comes to my town sometime soon.

    1. Rachee says:

      It was delicious!

  6. Amanda says:

    I love going to street fairs- such a fun way to try new things and people watch! I would definitely be right there tasting that beer too! Especially with that plate of BBQ to eat!

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