Audi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together

Audi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together

Audi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together (Photos: FringeArts)

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Philadelphia, PAAudi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together - Audi FEASTIVAL concluded this years Fringe Festival, and the 17-day city-wide innovative and creative performance event, highlighting more than one thousand regional, nationwide and worldwide performances curated by FringeArts.

Audi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together

The event ended with Sixty of Philly's top chefs representing foods types from Philadelphia’s five essential neighborhoods being matched up by city region. Restaurants and bars were given a chance to showcase their cuisine, as well as create new connections.

This year’s Co-hosts, Nick Elmi together with Michael Solomonov, joined chefs who haven’t had a chance to work together previously. Foods were provided as small plates and created to give guests a sample of each Philadelphia neighborhoods fair. The evening was also loaded with lively performances from FringeArts and Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, that artfully blurred the lines between food, amusement, and artistry.

The neighborhoods and chef pairings representing each are as follows:
West Philadelphia
  • Nate Horwitz, Morimoto & Todd Lean, Pod
  • Jose Malave, Tinto & Konstantinos Pitsillides and Justina Jimenez, Kanella Grill
  • Nick Elmi, Laurel & Nick Macri, La Divisa Meats
  • Matt Fein, Federal Donuts & Jon Rodriquez, Mission Taqueria
  • Aaron Bennawit, The Good King Tavern & Scott Schroeder, Hungry Pigeon
  • Eli Collins, & Adan Trinidad, Sancho Pistola’s
  • Armando Jimenez, Harp & Crown & Charlie Schmidt, Philadelphia OIC
South Philadelphia
  • Richard Pepino, Drexel University's Center for Hospitality & Michael Yeamans, Audrey Claire
  • Seth Petitt, Urban Farmer & Rakesh Ramola, Indeblue
  • Joncarl Lachman, Noord & Ben Puchowitz, Bing Bing Dim Sum and Cheu Noodle Bar
  • Jezabel Careaga, Jezabel's & Clark Gilbert, Louie Louie
  • Chris Baretta, Continental Midtown & Abigail Dahan, Parc
  • Jason Cichonski, Ela & Andrew Farley, High Street on Market
  • Michael Strauss, Mike's BBQ & Michael Sultan, Revolution Taco
  • Camille Cogswell, Zahav & Daniel Eddy, Walnut Street Café
  • Nich Bazik, Kensington Quarters & Aaron Gottesman, Oyster House
  • Sylva Senat, Maison 208 & Lee Styer, Fond
  • Michael Loughlin, Scarpetta & Drew Abruzzese, Pineville Fishtown
  • William Kells, Capofitto & Peter Woolsey, La Peg
Kensington & Fishtown
  • Francisco Ramirez, Tredici and Zavino & Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink
  • Tyler Akin, Stock & Jennifer Carroll and Billy Riddle, Spice Finch
  • Jonathan Cichon, Lacroix & Brad Spence, amis trattoria
  • Chris Kearse, Will BYOB & Joe Thomas Jr., Bank & Bourbon
  • Christopher Curtin, Eclat Chocolate & Ari Miller, 1732 Meats
  • Eric Leveillee, Marigold Kitchen & Marcie Turney, Barbuzzo, Bud & Marilyn’s, Little Nonna’s
  • Kenneth Bush, Bistrot La Minette & Richard Landau, V Street, and Vedge
Northeast Philadelphia
  • Samuel Kennedy and Matthew Hettlinger, The Farm at Doe Run & John Patterson, Fork
  • Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca, Poi Dog & Marc Vetri, Vetri Cucina
  • Steve Forte, Royal Boucherie & Tim Lanza, Talk
  • Jesse Ito, Royal Izakaya & Townsend Wentz, Townsend, A Mano and Oloroso
  • Waldemar Stryjewski, SOMO & Diana Widjojo, Hardena
  • Rob Cottman, World Cafe Live & Nick Kennedy, Suraya
  • Michael Brenfleck, La Calaca Feliz & Doreen DeMarco, American Sardine Bar, Second District Brewing
Audi FEASTIVAL 2018 Brought Philly's Top Chef Together

FringeArts is where artists and audiences worldwide congregate to take pleasure in boundary-smashing work. FringeArts is getting to be a desired destination for contemporary performance from all-around the globe. With the crucial financial support coming from Audi FEASTIVAL, For more information, please visit

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