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Photos: Feastival 2016 A Delicious Delight for the Past 7 Years

Happy 7th Year Feastival. Over the years I’ve had to miss it as it coincided with my client – Mt Airy’s Fall Festival, but this year Mt. Airy didn’t have their festival so I made sure to hold the date for Feastival (although my sister was in town from Charlotte for her birthday dinner with friends; I caught up with her afterwards – BTW HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Crista, whose birthday is on Saturday.) I remember the very first Feastival, 7 years ago, held in one of the “theaters” near Northern Liberties. I loved it then, and I really love Feastival now; It’s energetic, lots of visuals, with great energy, and a delicious delight of an event.

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 The 2016 Audi FEASTIVAL will bring together a dynamic roster of restaurants, bars, and eclectic local  performances for its 7th year, held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 7:00-10:00 PM at FringeArts (140 N. Columbus Blvd.,  Philadelphia, PA 19106). Each ticket purchase to the 2016 Audi FEASTIVAL includes a one year FringeArts membership, which  offers priority access to tickets and discounts for all Presented shows in the 2016-17 season, as well as the 2017 Fringe Festival.  Tickets to the event were $300 (Press Release)

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Mayor Jim Kenney with co-hosts of Feastival for 7 years: Audrey Claire Taichman, David Lipson,
Ryan Hummel and Tony Forte

with Nick Stuccio, President & Producing Director – Fringe Arts (l)

Not Pictured: Jesse & Beka Rendell

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It’s also great to see all the chefs that helm some of Philly’s most delicious eateries like
Greg Vernick, Vernick and Chef Peter Serpico, Serpico on South Street. Who will be joining Chef Vernick in the
Rittenhouse area when he opens his Korean restaurant where the former Il Pitore used to reside
at 2025 Sansom Street

FeastivalVernick’s delicious Pickled Shrimp Salad.

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Four other performances will occur over the duration of the night. Circadium, the nation’s only school of contemporary circus, will  blend modern-day circus entertainment with physical theater, presenting stiltwalkers, jugglers, contortionists, and aerialists.  FringeArts’ favorite funk clowns Red 40 & The Last Groovement return for their second FEASTIVAL, bringing disco and funk to the  21st century and will be further sassed up with an LED video stage provided by Tait Towers. Inside FringeArts, the Audi Artist Lounge  will feature Philadelphia muralist Juan Dimida who will live paint a 2017 Audi A4 over the course of the evening, integrating  traditional painting styles with cutting-edge digital art in the spirit of innovation and technology. Brian Sanders’ JUNK, (photo above) a Fringe  Festival favorite, known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions, will also perform in the Audi Artist Lounge.

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Sembat Dramgotchian

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Michael Strauss, co-owner of Taproom on 19th, Christopher Ritter, Chef at Taproom on 19th and Pete Fry, co-owner of Taproom on 19th

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Delicious pork belly on pretzel toast

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George Moore, Lisa Cataldi and Jerry Novick

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Kevin Simon and John Modler – High Street

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Sheneeka Ocasio, Kevin Castro, Chef/Owner of Townsend & A Mano –  Townsend Wentz and Colin Leary, prepared their traditional dish
a whole roasted pig

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Malik Ali, Chef Joncarl LachmanKevin Watters, and Chef Lee Styer; Chefs Joncarl & Lee have restaurants across the street from each other on East Passyunk, and now own an eatery, Dutch, together in Bella Vista.
That’s how our cooking community works. Everyone is a cheerleader for each other, and that’s very
prevalent theme on East Passyunk.

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Circadium, the nation’s only school of contemporary circus, will  blend modern-day circus entertainment with physical theater, presenting stiltwalkers, jugglers, contortionists, and aerialists.

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Christine Morano, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Nick Jonczk, Red 40 & The Last Groovement and Zachary Chiero, actor, has appeared in Fringe Festival performances in the past.

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Jeff Karwowski, Amanda Mazzoni, Christian Kassis and Chef Shola Olunloyo

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French native Abigail Dahan runs the dessert program at Parc, Stephen Starr’s Rittenhouse brasserie and Parc pastry chef Stephanie Avbelo

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Liam Geoghegan and Anne Strong, The Dandelion

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Topher Patterson, and Ashley Patterson, Publisher of Philly Mag

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Jenny DeHuff, Sara Conners and Rebecca J. Grausam, Esquire

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Phil Asbury, Mural Arts Program, Dr. Nyasha George, MD, James Clayborn and Sosena Solomon, Film Maker/ Art Director 

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Paula Glazer and Bill Glazer, Bill Glazer founder Keystone Property Group. Look for P.J. Clarke’s in the Curtis Center to open
before the winter starts. He filled me in with what the new Curtis Center is going to look like, the condo’s etc.

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Lauren Carroll, blogger Love_Philly with Mollie Dronson, Philly Foodies

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Carol Serena, GM Parc, Christian Kassis and Hacina Saadi

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And before you know it I had to leave Feastival dodging the rain drops, to the sunny atmosphere of Parc to meet my sister
Crista