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Rick Nichols to Officiate “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry Recipe Contest

October 2, 2013

ImageRick Nichols, the dean of Philadelphia food writing, has joined the judges’ circle at the Best of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry cook-off at the Reading Terminal Market. The competition, which will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., pits three contestants as they prepare original dishes using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of condiments and spice blends.

“Best of Beck’s” benefits MANNA, which cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS.

“We are thrilled that Rick will be among the judging which also includes Jennifer Choplin, chef at SoWe Bar and Grille,” said Bill Beck, owner of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry. “Come out and help raise funds for MANNA and enjoy the tastes of some very creative and skillful foodies!”

The winner of the contest will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market. Individuals wanting to participate must first compete in a voting round by submitting their own recipes using at least one of the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry items. Participants may submit one recipe per spice blend or condiment. The voting officially began on Sept. 16 and ends on Oct. 7. To enter, go to the recipe contest tab on the Beck’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BecksCajunCafe.

Participants may obtain the Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices at a $2.00 discount per item at Beck’s Cajun Café at the Reading Terminal Market or at 30th Street Station.

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices may also be purchased at Bacchus Market, Green Aisle, Pennsylvania General Store (Philadelphia), Grandpa Hick’s Cheese and Gourmet Shop (Lahaska), Highland Orchards (West Chester), Hollander Gourmet (New Hope), The Larder of Doylestown, Linvilla Orchards (Media), Love the Cook (Cape May, NJ), Sara’s Produce (Collingswood, NJ) and Hot Stuff (Chincoteague, VA).

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices are a throwback to a simpler time with all-natural ingredients and wholesome flavors of home like horseradish, pickles and garlic. They are easily recognized in their vintage glass jars and retro style labeling. The line includes:

• Creole Mayo – a zesty sandwich spread, dip and salad mixer.
• BBQ Onion Relish – smoky, bourbon-infused flavor for meats, hearty cheeses and Hors d’Oeuvres.
• 3 Devils – a flavorful hot sauce for food and drink from fried shrimp to Bloody Marys.
• Angel’s Kiss – a sophisticated, international spice blend that sharpens the natural flavors of chicken, pork, and seafood.
• Devil Dust – a fiery rub for beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
• Rub-A-Dub — a bold rub and post-cooking seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of prime cuts of meat including steaks, lamb, pork and game.

The event is sponsored by Beck’s Cajun Café, the Reading Terminal Market and MyPhillyAlive.com. Proceeds of the sales of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices on the day of the event will be donated to MANNA. Attendees are also asked to make a donation to the charity to support their community efforts.

Founded by Chef Bill Beck, Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices bring zing to foods of all kinds. The line includes Creole Mayo, BBQ Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce relish and Angel’s Kiss, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub spice rubs. A three time Best of Philly winner, Chef Bill Beck’s has won acclaim for his deft hand and has been showcased at Manhattan’s James Beard House twice times. For more information, including recipes, ingredients and retail locations, visit http://www.beckskitchenpantry.com. Or call Jonathan Morein, Sales Manager at 215-565-5377. For more information about Beck’s Cajun Café, visit: www.beckscajuncafe.com.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials — 9/23 to 9/28 — Try Them Today!

September 23, 2013

Beck’s Cajun Café
30th Street Station Specials!
9/23 to 9/28

ImageBeck’s has some very special items every day including snapper soup and chicken Creole corn chowder. Ask for them when you visit Beck’s! Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

 Enter the “Best of Beck’s” Recipe Contest Enter and win big! You create a recipe using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices and submit it on our Facebook page. The winner receives a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal market! Enjoy this week’s specials and we’ll see you at Beck’s Cajun Café!

Monday, 9/23

Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding $1.00 off, today only!

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens. $7.95

 

Tuesday, 9/24

Grilled Muffaletta: mortadella, capicolla, salami, sharp provolone & olive salad, $5.25.

Make it a platter, $8.95.

Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads.

 

Wednesday, 9/25

Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Alfredo, $8.95.

Meat loaf Po’ Boy with Barbecued Onion Relish, $7.95

 

Thursday, 9/26

Cajun Trio Platter:  Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffe, Collard Greens, Bread Pudding, $9.95.

“Best of Philly” Train Wreck — $1.00 off 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Friday, 9/27

Large Soup & Side Salad Combo, $6.95.

“Best of Philly” Fried shrimp Po Boy……Fully Dressed, $7.95.

Cajun Trio Platter: Hot Wings (8) Cole Slaw and Grilled Corn Bread, $9.95.

 

Saturday, 9/28

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, $7.95.

Beck’s 3 Devils Hot Wings by The Dozen, $8.95.

  

Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station l 215-382-2800 l http://www.beckscajuncafe.com

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials 9/16 to 9/21

September 15, 2013

Beck's Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials 9/16 to 9/21

Enjoy this week’s specials at Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station. Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

This week we start the “Best of Beck’s” Recipe Contest. Enter and win big! You create a recipe using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of condiments and spices and enter it on the Beck’s Facebook page. Winner receives a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market!

Monday, 9/16
Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding $1.00 off, today only!
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens.

Tuesday, 9/17
Grilled Muffaletta: mortadella, capicolla, salami, sharp provolone & olive salad, $5.25.
Make it a platter, $8.95.
Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Alfredo, $8.95.

Wednesday, 9/18
Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads.
Cajun Trio Platter: Muffaletta, gator gumbo and bread pudding, $9.95

Thursday, 9/19
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffe, Collard Greens, Bread Pudding, $9.95.
Meatloaf Po’ Boy, $7.95.

Friday, 9/20
Large Soup & Side Salad Combo, $6.95.
“Best of Philly” Fried shrimp Po Boy……Fully Dressed, $8.95.
Cajun Trio Platter: Hot Wings (8) Cole Slaw and Grilled Corn Bread, $9.95.

Saturday, 9/21
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, $7.95.
Beck’s 3 Devils Hot Wings by The Dozen, $8.95.

Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station  215-382-2800  http://www.beckscajuncafe.com

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials 9/9 to 9/14

September 9, 2013

 Enjoy this week’s specials at Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station. Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

Want a chance to win big? Enter the new, celebrity judged “Best of Beck’s” Recipe Contest. You create a recipe using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of condiments and enter it on the Beck’s Facebook page. Click for details.

Monday, 9/9

Grilled Muffaletta: mortadella, capicolla, salami, sharp provolone & olive salad, $5.25.

Make it a platter, $8.95.

Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding $1.00 off, today only!

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens.

 

Tuesday, 9/10

Tuesday-Free Zapp’s Chips w/ Train Wreck, 11-3, only!

Curried shrimp Salad Wrap, $7.25.

Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Alfredo, $9.95.

 

Wednesday 9/11

Five-Bean Health Salad, Large: $6.00, Small: $3.00.

Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads.

Grilled Vegetable Muffaletta, $5.50.

Thursday 9/12

Cajun Trio Platter:  Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffe, Collard Greens, Bread Pudding, $9.95.

Hot Roast Beef Po Boy, $7.95.

Pasta Primavera, Large. $6.00, Small, $3.00.

 

Friday 9/13

Large Soup & Side Salad Combo, $6.95.

“Best of Philly” Fried shrimp Po Boy……Fully Dressed, $8.95.

Cajun Trio Platter: Hot Wings (8) Cole Slaw and Grilled Corn Bread, $9.95.

Saturday 9/14

 

Saturday-Free Community Coffee w/ and Breakfast Po Boy.

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, $7.95.

Beck’s 3 Devils Hot Wings By The Dozen, $8.95.

 

 Beck’s Cajun Café 30th Street Station

215-382-2800

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Special — Wed., 8/21

August 21, 2013

Beck’s Cajun Cafe lunch special at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Today, Wed., 8/21 is the new Fried Chicken Po’ Boy! More than that you get a free small soup. Only $7.95 for the pair. Choose from Creole Chicken Corn Chowder, REAL Snapper and the soup of the day!

Train Wrecks are $1.00 off @30th Street Station Until 3 p.m. Today!

August 20, 2013

Train Wrecks are $1.00 off @30th Street Station Until 3 p.m. Today!

Only 45 minutes left to get Beck’s World Famous Train Wreck — steak, andouille, salami, caramelized onion and Creole Mayo on French Bread. Get one today for $1.00 off.

Beck’s Cajun Cafe is in the Finals for the City Paper Readers’ Choice Awards

February 21, 2013

City Paper Readers' Choice LogoPhiladelphia’s Cajun Eatery a Finalist for Prestigious Award by the Region’s Largest Weekly Newspaper – Voting Begins Today!

Beck’s Cajun Cafe has been named a finalist for the 2013 Philadelphia City Paper Readers’ Choice Awards. Beck’s is one of only five restaurants to qualify for this prestigious award in the “Quick Bites” category. Individuals are encouraged to visit the City Paper Readers’ Choice Awards and cast their votes for Beck’s Cajun.

“We are thrilled to be nominated us for this prestigious award,” said Bill Beck, chef and owner of Beck’s Cajun Cafe. “Now the hard work begins and we are counting on everyone to vote for us in the final round.”

Beck’s Cajun Café is a popular eatery with locations at the Reading Terminal Market and 30th Street Station. Each restaurant serves authentic Cajun and Creole dishes including jambalaya, alligator gumbo, po’ boys, bread pudding and more.

Back after a four year-hiatus, The City Paper Readers’ Choice Awards honor the best services, establishments and neighborhoods in the Greater Philadelphia Area and southern New Jersey. The winners will be chosen by popular vote and announced in a special section published in the March 28 issue. To vote for Beck’s Cajun Café, please go to www.citypaper.net.

With locations at 30th Street Station and The Reading Terminal Market, Beck’s Cajun Cafe is known for its exotic, flavorful and spicy Creole cuisine with ingredients shipped direct from the Big Easy. Beck’s retails a line of Kitchen Pantry spices and sauces including Beck’s Three Devil Hot sauce, Creole Mayo, BBO onion relish and Angel, Devil and Rub-a-Dub spice rubs. A Best of Philly 2011 winner, Chef Bill Beck’s distinguished career began 25 years ago in his hometown of Philadelphia. He has won acclaim for his deft hand and has twice been showcased at Manhattan’s James Beard House. For more information about Beck’s Cajun Café, visit: www.beckscajuncafe.com.

Beck’s @ 30th Street Featured by Daily Pennsylvanian’s 34th St.

February 16, 2013

Special thanks to Faryn at University of Pennsylvania for this great review!

Beck’s Cajun Cafe: Cajun (Food) Court

Skip the 28–hour train: Beck’s Cajun Cafe takes you to Louisiana in minutes

By FARYN PEARL

Shayla Cole

Becks-Cajun-Cafe-Shayla-Cole-21-300x275It’s strange to get such fine food in a food court. But that’s where the excellent Beck’s Cajun Cafe lies—right between a KFC and a nameless take–out Chinese stand. Of course, most people won’t have the luxury of sitting down and savoring Beck’s Louisiana–style offerings. They’ll be catching a train, grabbing gumbo on the go. That’s right: Beck’s is in the middle of 30th Street Station. While the venue might not scream “some of the best Cajun cooking in Philadelphia,” the food does.

And it’s the food that matters to chef and owner Bill Beck, who owned a Latin restaurant before starting the first Beck’s Cajun in Reading Terminal Market. A chef by trade, he was always attracted to Cajun cooking, an amalgamation of Latin, French and Southern cuisine. In talking to Beck, it was clear that he was passionate about bringing this style of cooking to Philadelphia and about the food he was serving.

So let’s get to the food. Namely, Beck serves alligator, and it is delicious. Honestly, my comrades and I were a little (read: completely) terrified when the Gator Gumbo ($6.95) came out. One bite and we were converts.

Becks-Cajun-Cafe-Shayla-Cole-300x200Alligator meat is surprisingly lean and flavorful, like chicken but more savory. Add that exotic meat (which, by the way, is authentic— they ship it from Louisiana) to a spicy and richly flavored gumbo stock and you have yourself a meal that’s truly crave–worthy. For favorites, the mini–cornbread loaves ($1.25) were a close second. Golden and crispy on the outside, warm and airy on the inside, they were the kind of pastry you read about in Martha Stewart magazines, but can never seem to recreate on your own. Also of note were the beignets ($3.95), a classic Louisiana–style doughnut smothered with fine confectioner’s powder (which got all over my pants but was otherwise totally worth it), and the Train Wreck Po Boy ($7.95), a hulking mass of steak and pork covered in cheese and sandwiched between crispy French bread—an alternate cheesesteak to rival Pat’s and Geno’s. The only disappointment was the Jambalaya Bowl ($6.95), the quintessential Cajun dish. It just didn’t have the spiciness or ingenuity of the other dishes; even the added kick of Beck’s own 3 Devils Hot Sauce ($6.99, part of their new retail line) couldn’t elevate it to the others’ level.

I know it’s no fun to read a gushingly positive review. But with incredible authentic Cajun cuisine—seriously, alligator—and the friendliest service around, it’s hard to find anything bad to say about Beck’s Cajun Cafe. Next time you need to go to 30th Street Station, give yourself a 30–minute head start and check out Beck’s. It will be worth the trip.

 

Shayla Cole | 34th Street

Beck’s Cajun Café Continues The Tradition Of “Big Easy”

December 28, 2012

Beck’s Cajun Café Continues The Tradition Of “Big Easy”

Hey folks, Beck’s Cajun Cafe was recently featured in the University City Review. Read all about Beck’s at Amtrak’s 30th Street location!