4/17/2013 11:02:00 AM

Global Street Food and a Chef Throwdown at EATS Philly

Food festival season is in full swing, and one of the hottest events takes place next Tuesday, April 23. EATS Philly benefits children’s nonprofit Two Kitchens/Two Countries, and in keeping with this theme, the evening brings together locally-inspired street food with culinary tastes from around the world.

A chef throwdown will bring a dozen Philadelphia’s best chefs to battle, with a lineup that includes Marcie Turney (Barbuzzo), Aimee Olexy (Talula’s Garden), Greg Vernick (Vernick Food and Drink) and Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby of Vedge. VIP ticket holders ($150) will be invited to sample these dishes, and also be treated to unlimited beer, wine and specialty cocktail tastings.

General admission is worth its $75 ticket price, since it offers five tickets for food from the 10 or more food trucks that will be gathered at event venue Vie on North Broad, plus two drink tickets and a prime seat to watch the chef throwdown as it happens live on stage. There's also a silent auction with myriad cool, food-centric prizes. Both levels of tickets are still available (here; 6-9 PM; 600 N. Broad St.).

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