Feastival Returns In 2013 With More Than 75 Of Philadelphia’s Top Chefs And Restaurants Cooking To Benefit FringeArts, Thursday, September 12

Feastival celebrates both Philadelphia's artistic and culinary scenes in a FringeArts fundraiser that promises to deliver a delicious and entertaining evening. (Photo by Peggy Baud-Woolsey for Feastival)

Ready to feast?

Come Thursday, September 12, this city’s culinary artists rally to support Philadelphia’s performing artists with the 2013 Feastival event, a fabulous benefit for contemporary arts organization FringeArts and the Fringe Festival that gathers more than 75 Philadelphia chefs and live entertainers to raise funds for the city’s cultural economy.

Now in its fourth year, the blockbuster bash pairs culinary powerhouses Michael Solomonov, Audrey Claire Taichman and Stephen Starr as co-hosts, and features thrilling entertainment courtesy of FringeArts and the Fringe Festival.

Past events have seen the debut of new dishes, an incredible array of the city’s best bites, flowing libations, a silent and live auction, plus the added spectacle of acrobats swirling overhead, dancers swinging from the roof beams, costumed characters on stilts and models completely covered in silver body paint welcoming guests.

Tickets, which do come in at $250, are available online. The event does have a history of selling out, with more than 800 attendees expected, so scoop up passes before they are gone.

If the price tag seems hefty, know that all proceeds benefit FringeArts and the 2013 Fringe Festival, produced by Nick Stuccio, a marvelous celebration of Philadelphia arts that showcases unfiltered, contemporary and wildly creative performers from around the world.

See below to check out participating restaurants, and check back for more on the Fringe Festival and its awesome supporting bash.

Feastival 2013
When: Thursday, September 12, 7-10 p.m., VIP begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Pier 9, 121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $250 general, $350 VIP
More info: www.phillyfeastival.com

Participating Restaurants
• 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
• Audrey Claire
• Bar Ferdinand
• Barclay Prime
• Belle Cakery
• Bistrot La Minette
• Brauhaus Schmitz
• Buddakan
• Capogiro Gelato Artisans
• Charcoal BYOB
• Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar
• D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano and Lounge
• Éclat Chocolate
• El Vez
• Ela
• Farmer’s Road Drive Thru
• Federal Donuts
• Fergie’s Pub
• Fette Sau
• Fond
• Fork
• Fountain Restaurant
• The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
• Healthy Bites
• Izumi
• Jones
• La Calaca Feliz
• La Colombe
• Lacroix at the Rittenhouse
• Le Virtu
• Lotus Farm to Table
• The Lounge at the Four Seasons
• Matyson
• Metropolitan Café
• Miss Rachel’s Pantry
• Modo Mio
• Morimoto
• Nectar
• Noord
• OIC
• Opa
• Oyster House
• Paradiso
• Parc
• Percy Street Barbecue
• Pizzeria Vetri
• Pod
• Pumpkin
• Ranstead Room
• Reading Terminal Market
• Revolution House
• Ristorante Panorama
• Rouge
• Route 6
• Russet
• Sampan
• Sbraga
• Shake Shack
• South Philly Tap Room
• Square 1682
• Stateside
• Talula’s Garden
• Tashan
• Tria
• Twenty Manning Grill
• Verdad
• Vernick Food & Drink
• Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
• Will
• World Café Live
• Zahav
• Zama

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