Wildly popular food truck festival Night Market isn't the only street food event the Food Trust has up their sleeve. The organization is also currently gearing up for EATS Philly, a fundraiser that will celebrate food trucks as well as pit top local restaurant chefs against each other as they show off their best takes on street food.
Some of those chefs regularly exhibit their prowess in the street food genre, as Marcie Turney does at Lolita. Others, like Tod Wentz of upscale French destination Townsend, will be taking on something that we don't get to see from them every day. With a variety of points of view represented, the competition should prove interesting.
The event will be held at World Cafe Live on Tuesday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. It will feature an outdoor food component, with appearances from a number of popular food trucks, as well as the main competition event to be held indoors. Tickets are $85 for general admission or $150 for VIP access. (Either tier gets you unlimited food and drink from the trucks and drink sponsors, but you'll have to go VIP if you want to try — and vote on — the dishes prepared by all the chefs.) Proceeds benefit the Food Trust as well as Wat Bodd Voraditth orphanage in Thailand.
Here's the full list of competing chefs:
Josh Lawler (Farm & Fisherman)
Marcie Turney (Barbuzzo, Lolita, et al.)
Chad Rosenthal (The Lucky Well in Ambler)
Chip Roman (Blackfish, The Treemont, et al.)
Erin O'Shea (Percy Street BBQ)
Peter Woolsey (Bistrot la Minette, La Peg)
Tony Clark (Valley Forge Casino)
Scott Schroeder (South Philly Tap Room, American Sardine Bar)
Sylva Senat (upcoming Dos Tacos)
Tod Wentz (Townsend)
Food trucks will include the Farm Truck, Samosa Deb, Sweetbox cupcakes, Zsa's ice cream, and more, while drinks will be provided by the likes of Frecon Farms cider and Penn Woods winery.