The city's social calendar is full of fundraisers that attract crowds with copious food and drink options.
They pale next to Feastival, a collab between the arts and dining community that supports Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. This year's third edition will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pier 9 (121 N. Columbus Blvd.).
Check out this lineup of participating bars and restaurants, at the bottom.
Feastival - hosted by restaurateurs Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov and Audrey Claire Taichman - is a collab between the arts community and the restaurant community; it benefits the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. The ticket prices ($250 for general admission and $350 for a VIP ticket that gets you in early among other benefits) may seem steep but consider this: You might go out to eat every night of the week and still never hit all the restaurants that will serve food there. The entertainment alone - with Brian Sanders' JUNK, the headlining performer, doing an original work - is worth the admission.
I'll make it easier for you. I'm giving away two pairs of tickets to Feastival. Enter before noon Aug. 31, and I'll contact the winners that afternoon. If you win, start banking calories immediately.
10 Arts by Eric Ripert, Alla Spina, Audrey Claire, Barclay Prime, Bar Ferdinand, Bibou, Bistrot La Minette, Blackfish, Brauhaus Schmitz, Buddakan, Butcher and Singer, Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Cochon, Continental, The Corner, Concrete Blonde, The Dandelion, D'Angelo's Ristorante Italiano and Lounge, Eclat Chocolate, Ela, El Rey, El Vez, Farmer's Cabinet, Federal Donuts, Fergie's, Fond, Fork, Fountain Restaurant, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Healthy Bites, In Riva, JG Domestic, Jones, La Calaca Feliz, La Colombe Torrefaction, Lacroix, Le Bec Fin, Le Castagne, Le Virtu, Lemon Hill, Lotus Farm to Table, Marigold Kitchen, Matyson, Melograno, Meritage, Metropolitan Bakery, Miss Rachel's Pantry, Monsu, Morimoto, Nectar, OIC, Opa, Oyster House, Parc, Percy Street Barbecue, Pizzeria Stella, Pod, Pumpkin, R2L, Ranstead Room, Raw, Reading Terminal Market/Fair Food Farmstand, Revolution House, Ristorante Panorama, Rittenhouse Tavern, Rouge, Route 6, Sampan, Shake Shack, Square 1682, Stateside, Sugar Philly Truck, Supper, Swann Lounge, Sweet Freedom Bakery, Table 31, Talula's Garden, Tashan, Tequila's, Tria, Twenty Manning Grill, The Twisted Tail, Union Trust Steakhouse, Verdad, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Zahav and Zama.