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Here's What to Look Forward to at This Year's Feastival

Last year's Feastival.
Last year's Feastival.
Photo: Ryanne Mangaser

Feastival — one of the very biggest food events of the year — is coming around again in just a few weeks. Now in its fifth year, the massive blowout raises funds for FringeArts (this year's Fringe Festival, by the by, kicks off next week), and will feature food from more than 75 local restaurants.

For the uninitiated, Feastival is a tasting event for people who don't even like tasting events. Sure, it's loud and crowded, but in a genuinely fun way — not in a "getting repeatedly elbowed out of the running for that last lukewarm meatball" way. And the organizers (it's co-hosted by Audrey Claire Taichman, Stephen Starr and Mike Solomonov) have gathered an A-list cast of chefs who are sincerely enthusiastic to be a part of it.

This time around, you'll get to sample plates from some of our most highly anticipated restaurants that haven't even opened yet (Aldine, Bing Bing, and V Street), as well as a who's-who of places you already love to eat will (or might have trouble booking a table — Laurel, we're looking at you.) Lacroix will be there, and so will American Sardine Bar. Not to mention aerialists and, well, who knows what else.

This year's party goes down at Penn's Landing on Thursday, September 18. Tickets ($250 for general admission, $350 for VIP access) are on sale now.

· 1 Tippling Place
· 10 Arts
· Aldine
· Alla Spina
· American Sardine Bar
· Audrey Claire
· Bank & Bourbon
· Bar Ferdinand
· Bar Volver
· Bibou
· Bing Bing Dim Sum
· Bistrot La Minette
· Border Springs Farm
· Brauhaus Schmitz
· Buddakan
· Butcher & Singer
· Capogiro
· Charlie Was a Sinner
· Citron & Rose
· CoZara
· Cuba Libre
· Di Bruno Bros
· Drexel Culinary
· Eclat Chocolate
· El Vez
· Ela
· Ella's American Bistro
· Emmanuelle
· Farmer's Road Drive Thru
· Federal Donuts
· Fette Sau
· Fork Restaurant
· The Gaslight
· Gozen Yogurt
· Independence Beer Garden
· La Calaca Feliz
· La Colombe Torrefaction
· La Peg
· Lacroix
· Laurel
· Le Cheri
· Le Virtu
· Lotus Farm to Table
· Matyson
· Mercato
· Metropolitan Café
· Morimoto
· Nectar
· Noord
· Opa
· Oyster House
· Percy Street Barbecue
· Pizzeria Stella
· Pod
· Poi Dog
· R2L
· Rouge
· Russet
· Sampan
· Sancho Pistola'ss
· Sbraga
· Shake Shack
· Society Hill Society
· Southwark
· Square 1682
· Sweetbox
· Tavro 13
· The Twisted Tail
· Tria
· Twenty Manning Grill
· Verdad
· Vernalicious
· Vernick
· V Street
· Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
· Will
· World Café Live
· Zahav
· Zama

· Philly Feastival [Official]
· All Feastival Coverage [-EPHI-]

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