3rd in the Burg: Eat, Drink, Do

As the summer slips through our fingers, it’s important to take the time to enjoy 80-degree-plus temperatures while they’re still here. You’ll have ample opportunity to do that Friday night in Harrisburg, where the August 2015 edition of Third in the Burg will be taking place. Here’s our recommendations for what to eat, drink, and do while you’re there. (For a complete list of 3rd in the Burg activities, check here.)


A trip to Midtown would be incomplete without a snack at the HMAC Kitchen (and, while you’re there, there’s plenty to see – check the Do section.) The Harrisburg Food Truck Feast will be at 3rd Street to satisfy every craving you could possibly have. Trucks in attendance will include crowd favorites like MAD Sandwiches, Up in Smoke BBQ, and One Love Cafe. Even the ever-popular Chicken Truck serving up street food goodness. Looking for dessert? The Food Truck Feast has still got you covered; Ice Cream Express will also be on-site dishing out some delectable treats. If you’re looking for more of a sit-down affair, stop in at Cafe 1500. Their Friday happy hour features $5 flatbreads (as well as $5 margaritas), so it’s the perfect place for a group get-together.


Zeroday Brewing Co.’s tasting room opens at 4 p.m., and from then until 11 p.m. there will be oodles of things to see and listen to. Daniel Kalbach’s multimedia exhibit, “SYNÆSTHESIS,” blends ceramics and an eclectic soundtrack. How rad is that? It’s the perfect thing to contemplate over a brew or two – and the art doesn’t stop there. From 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Zack Rudy, one half of art collective duo The Huckle Buckle Boys, will share his talents as a DJ with the crowd. If there are nondrinkers in your group – or if you accidentally overindulge and want to sober up a little – Elementary Coffee Co. will have their Brew Thru window open at Broad Street Market from 6-9 p.m. If, after all this, you’re still in the mood for some liquid libations, you can always hit up Level 2.


HMAC’s got a Friends and H*MAC Family Showcase going on, featuring artists like Tyler Yenna, Melanie Saskins, Reina 76 Artist, Douglas Butari, and many (many, many) more. Rhyne McCormick will also be playing in the courtyard, so, with the combination of music and art, you get to feast both your eyes and ears. Midtown Cinema is showing “Lethal Weapon” for $3 at 9:30 p.m., so you should have just enough time to hit up Zeroday and grab one for the show beforehand. Midtown Scholar has a schedule that is absolutely jam-packed. Highlights include a tea tasting at 2 p.m., a spoken word cafe at 7 p.m., and a comedy night starting at 8 p.m.

What are your 3rd in the Burg plans? Let us know in the comments!

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Ed Hirtzel is the Summer 2016 Fly intern. She’s currently an English Honors student at Millersville University. Her hobbies include scribbling, writing both fiction and nonfiction, and compiling useless information about cryptids.

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