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Sometimes I get behind. Taste of the Nation happened back in June but some how slipped by me without getting posted. I recently reviewed the pixs and thought this story is too important to pass on until next year, don’t worry I did tell the story that day through twitter to my 4,000 followers, but here’s the rest of the story.

Taste of the Nation, the annual restaurant event raising funds for Share Our Strength, was held at the Loews Hotel at 1200 Market June 20. (Above Chef Walter Staub, Molly Yun and Antonio Jones)

This years set up was different with the stage set up closest to the doors and lots of floor space for people to roam and for the auction. I liked it much better as the room was more manageable even though the place was packed. Taste of the Nation is very popular with guests and Chefs that want to lend their hand to a good cause. Tonight’s honorary guest was Top Chef Jen Carroll of Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts in the Ritz Hotel. (Someday soon she may have her own restaurant with her name on it. Have you seen the Arthur Kade interview she did last month?)

Katie Loeb, Oyster House and Marie Polise, Amada

Felicia Ambrosio, Monks and Keith Ramundi, Whiskey Bar mix it up

10 Arts Pastry Chef Monica Glass’ yummy dessert

folks lounging around in between eats

Morgan and Brian Adoff who are just about to become proud parents.


fundraiser for Taste of Nation and Philabundence

What’s going on with Jen Carroll these days? She has some very big news she’s keeping close to the vest, but you can be sure she’s going to make a splash somewhere.

Jodi Shaw, from Splitting Hairs in Audubon NJ

Cheers to the Geaters new book

Dance like no one is looking

Makes you want to go to Fathom and get a drink

Tacoma Johnson, Libby Gaborone, Andrea Dean and Pamela Townsell

Khyber Pass Pub

Alex Gort and beau Chef/Owner Mark Tropea, Sonata restaurant

Jacob Brooks and Allison Pigatto

Today’s entry is sponsored by Sherman The Dog, who is living a fabulous life and giving back, and not just at the park. Every book Sherman sells, 10% goes to PAWS. Sherman gives advice on dating and life. He’s hysterical and the pictures are funny to boot.