Where to eat this Memorial Day in the city

Not heading to the beach? There’s plenty to celebrate right here — and much less traffic.

Drinker’s West Taco Contest

Sunday, 7 p.m.

3900 Chestnut St.


Whoever eats the most tacos in 11 minutes will win a very festive $529 — but that’s not where the real glory is here. If you break the world record of 49 tacos, they’ll also name one after you and your strange ambitions. For the rest of us, there are $1 tacos, sliders and dogs; drink specials and indoor Wiffle Ball. Aw, bring it in, summer!

Backyard BBQ at Chenango

Monday, 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1031 Germantown Ave.


Arrow Swim Club’s restaurant is putting its sweet outdoor space to proper summer use with a holiday cookout complete with ribs, chicken and sides for $15.

Brunch at Farmer’s Cabinet

Saturdays and Sundays,

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1113 Walnut St.


A new brunch menu at a trendy restaurant on a beautiful Sunday is a mission reserved for the brave, patient and not terribly hungry. But this weekend? As the rest of the city heads to Jersey, grab a seat at The Farmer’s Cabinet, where the just-debuted menu includes doughnuts and coffee yogurt parfait, key lime-apricot bread pudding and cornbread waffles.

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