Story, photos by Cassie Hepler
You got the right stuff, baby.
(Sorry, not sorry. This video had to be added so you, too, can have the ear worm while you read this story.)
Meat, cheese, tater tots and booze is a great way to put a smile on anyone’s face and that’s the goal for the Wahlberg’s Wahlburgers growing empire (say that 10 times fast). Not only is Marky Mark still killing it and shredded for his movies, they also have Donnie still touring with New Kids on the Block… possibly coming soon to a venue near you in Philly too. Will Donnie make an appearance at Wahlburgers while in Philly with NKOTB? You’ll have to come and find out.
If you can’t make it to the opening party, no worries. You can always check out the A&E Reality series which has spawned from following the burger empire to kind of stalking the whole family, especially the two celebrity brothers out of the eight kids in the Catholic family (no condoms allowed, kids).
Wahlburgers has reworked its menu to showcase chef inspired dishes including a new host of hearty and lighter offerings. Take a look and you’ll see that oldest Wahlberg brother Chef Paul has put his own spin on Wahlberg family favorites like Mom’s Sloppy Joes and Mac ‘n Cheese with Smoked Bacon. Cut the carbs and check out the new Chopped Salad Bowl, a flavorful combination of your favorite burger or sandwich without the bun, chopped and tossed with fresh mixed greens. And the Smahlburgs (adorable) in your family will be thrilled to find out that they now serve fries with everything on our kid’s menu.
While the menu has evolved, one thing that remains the same is their commitment to serving the freshest possible meals and providing a place where your family and friends can make fond memories. We experienced a happy birthday sing-along right behind our booth which was sweet. But enough about the joint, let’s see some food porn!
We would have to agree with the Wahlburgers motto: We’re not kidding when we say that MAKING YOU HAPPY, MAKES US HAPPY.