Ten Stephen Starr-owned restaurants in Philadelphia and two in New York City have joined chef Jose Andres' #ChefsForFeds initiative, which is offering free meals to furloughed federal workers.
Starting Monday, Jan. 28, the restaurants (list below) will offer preset dishes to workers showing current ID. With the government returning at least temporarily, Starr will extend the offer through Friday, Feb. 1
Dozens of restaurants in the Philadelphia area began their own giveaways last week to help ease the workers' financial sting. Separately, Michael Schulson is offering free Italian sandwiches (customers' choice) at Giuseppe & Sons, from 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays, from Friday, Jan. 25 through Feb. 1.
Last week, Andres expanded #ChefsForFeds from an emergency kitchen near the U.S. Navy Memorial to a national effort. Andres, who won a James Beard Award last year for his humanitarian efforts, called the shutdown “a national food emergency.”
Here are the Starr restaurants and their offerings:
El Vez, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Tortilla soup and chicken/cheese quesadilla
El Rey, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Tortilla soup and pork pastor quesadilla
Jones, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Frankford Hall, 5-6:30 p.m. weekdays: Frankfurter and sauerkraut
The Dandelion, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Soup and grilled chicken sandwich
Continental Midtown, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Soup and grilled cheese
Parc, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Mushroom soup and roast beef sandwich
Continental Old City, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Soup and grilled cheese
Pizzeria Stella, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Large soup
Pod, 2-5 p.m. weekdays: Miso soup and banh mi