Taking it to the Street: The region's hottest chefs "throwdown" for a good cause at EATS (Eat Along the Street)

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Things are heating up behind the scenes of EATS PHILLY:
Two Kitchens/Two Countries as 12 of the tri-state area’s premier chefs sharpen their knives for a
night of philanthropic fun on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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Taking it to the Street: The region's hottest chefs "throwdown" for a good cause at EATS (Eat Along the Street)

  1. 1.    FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE      TAKING IT TO THE STREETSThe region’s hottest chefs “throwdown” for a good cause at EATS (Eat Along the Street)PHILADELPHIA, March 7, 2013 — Things are heating up behind the scenes of EATS PHILLY:Two Kitchens/Two Countries as 12 of the tri-state area’s premier chefs sharpen their knives for anight of philanthropic fun on Tuesday, April 23. The follow-up to 2011’s inaugural street foodfestival, this year’s event kicks it up a notch with a new location, a new charitable partner,Childrens Village, and two James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists. For anyone dying to getinside Vie (600 N. Broad St., Philadelphia), one of Philly’s trendiest party spots, this is your chance.A nonprofit cause launched by Moon Krapugthong (Chabaa Thai; Yanako) and Judy Spielman(Space by Spielman, Ltd.), EATS (Eat Along the Street) unites high-profile chefs, food media andmobile eateries for a friendly culinary competition benefiting children here in Philadelphia and inThailand, where Chef Moon was born and raised. This year’s proceeds will go toward much-needed kitchen renovations at both Children’s Village, located here in Philadelphia, and Wat BoddVoraditth orphanage in Thailand. The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association (PMFA) is alsopartnering with EATS, affording attendees the chance to sample homegrown street food fromNomad Pizza, Gozen Yogurt, The Sunflower Truck Stop and a handful of other Philly favorites.The main attraction of the evening is a Chef Throwdown, where a dozen high-profile chefs willbattle to create the tastiest street food of the night. Among the talented pool of chefs are JamesBeard nominees Greg Vernick (Vernick Food & Drink) and Sylva Senat (Tashan), Aimee Olexy(Talula’s Table and Talula’s Garden), Rich Landau (Vedge), Top Chef’s Chaz Brown (Fatty Crab),and Tony Clark, who will be defending his 2011 title. For easy viewing of the competition,cameras will capture close-up shots of food prep, cooking, and of course, smack talk. NBC10Reporter Tim Furlong, the evening’s emcee, will give guests the play-by-play.Judges are: chef/author Aliza Green, Maureen Fitzgerald (Philadelphia Inquirer food editor), MaryBigham (owner, The Town Dish), Michael Klein, editor/producer of Philly.com/FOOD, and ChefWilhelmina Bell (Children’s Village). Visit EATSPhilly.com for a full list of chefs and food trucks, aswell as all event and venue details. To purchase tickets, please go to the EATS Eventbrite page,and follow us online at EATSPhilly and @EATSPhilly.— Children’s Village is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing high-quality early childhood educationto young children and educational enrichment to school-age children for families of all economic levels anddiverse backgrounds. To support the needs of the whole child, Children’s Village offers each child the bestpossible nutrition and daily opportunities for physical activity. A copy of Children’s Village’s officialregistration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State bycalling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. —Media Inquiries:Kim Ettinger: (610) 952-5623, kim@wardenettingergroup.comDawn Warden-Reeder: (267) 250-8005, dawn@wardenettingergroup.com###

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