October 10, 2012
Start saving room.
Salute Philadelphia’s signature dish while benefiting local public schools through The Philadelphia Academies (a charity dedicated to Philly public school students).
$25 admission gets you unlimited tastes from cheesesteaks around the city, all vying to win the title of best cheesesteak. There are two awards: Judges’ Choice (determined by a panel of local culinary personalities and Philadelphia notables), and People’s Choice (that’s where you come in).
This year’s lineup of potential cheesesteak champions includes:
• Chef Daniel Stern (R2L)
• Chef Nick Farina (Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Bryn Mawr)
• Chef David Boyle (Davio’s)
• Chef Wayne Whiteside (Aksum Mediterranean Kitchen, University City)
• Chef de Cuisine Natalie Maranski (Chifa)
• Chef John Brandt-Lee (Avalon, West Chester)
• Chef Thomas Dunklin (B&O American Brasserie, Baltimore, MD)
• Joe Hunt, (Alfa)
• Chef de Cuisine Caitlin Mateo (Square 1682)
• Executive Chef Guillermo Tellez (Square 1682 and Red Owl Tavern)
Beverages, including Victory beer, will be for sale to help you wash down all that meat and cheese. Plus, Smartwater will be provided complimentary to all attendees. Bonus: TV screens will be set up outside so you can root on the Eagles while still getting your cheesesteak indulgement on.
Get tickets online right here.
Square 1682’s Cheesesteak Challenge: High Steaks
When: Sunday, October 14, 2–5 p.m. (rain or shine)
Where: Block party on Sansom Street between 16th and 17th Streets
Cost: $25 entrance fee (includes all cheesesteaks and Smartwater)
More info: www.cityeats.com