August 29, 2017
This year’s FEASTIVAL will celebrate the "Year of the Beard," acknowledging the Philadelphia-based 2017 James Beard Foundation award winners. "Outstanding Chef" went to Michael Solomonov, "Outstanding Restaurateur" went to Stephen Starr and "Best Chef Mid-Atlantic" went to Greg Vernick.
"FEASTIVAL is truly a unique event that pushes the envelope, bringing together Philadelphia’s top leaders who enjoy the largest lineup of noteworthy restaurants and specialty food purveyors at a gala that has been hailed as Philadelphia’s 'Party of the Year,'" Audrey Claire Taichman, event founder, stated.
The event features more than 75 of Philadelphia’s top restaurants and bars, including Fork, Noord, Zahav, Fette Sau, V Street, Urban Farmer, Townsend, Hungry Pigeon and many more.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 29, 13 new restaurants have been added to the lineup. A Mano, Oloroso, Autograph Brasserie, Bar Amis, Double Knot, Mission Taqueria, Fond, Friday Saturday Sunday, ITV, SOUTH, Poi Dog Snack Shop, Royal Izakaya and Walnut Street Café are the 2017 newcomers.
For this year's performances, there will be circus arts, live music, dance theater and "an exciting live gastronomic performance."
FEASTIVAL concludes the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day citywide creative and innovative performance celebration that features more than 1,000 local, national and international performances curated by FringeArts.