Taste of the Nation – Does Arthur Etchells have a doppelgänger

In Philadelphia, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation event brought together the area’s top chefs and restaurants who donated their time,
talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America. Along with a
bounty of culinary delights, guests will had the opportunity to sample
select wines from Sonoma Cutrer, specialty cocktails and premium beers
provided by Belukus Marketing and Duvel.

I arrived a tad late as I was out photographing Colin Farrell tossing folks out the window on Walnut Street, but I did catch up to a few people. (I apologize for the condition of some of these photos. My street camera is not up to snuff for shooting events.) BFF’s and co-workers at Capital Wine and Spirits: Kristin Conrad and Mackenzie Parker with Chef Chair, Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef: Washington, DC and Executive Chef/Owner of SBRAGA

The Ten Arts Crew with Ian Thomas (c) and Nathan Volz. Follow Nathan on twitter to find out special.

 Michael Ettinger and Kim Genkin

Kristyn Aldrich and Bobbie Booker

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a
community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy
lives. Founded in 1996, the Coalition has helped more than 50,000
families in the Philadelphia region with food assistance through its
SNAP (Food Stamp) Hotline, while educating the public and policymakers
about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry. The
Coalition also provides training and resources to more than 100 local
food pantries and soup kitchens and organizes the annual Walk+Run
Against Hunger, which raises much-needed funds to the area’s leading
hunger-relief agencies.

Doppelgängers: Philly Mag’s Arthur Etchells and Chef Eric Paraskevas of Terra

Carol Drumstas and Chef Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal of La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount

Fleming’s Steak House

Anthony Masapollo of  Le Castagne and Spiga (1305 Locust Street) Lorraine Giblet, Luca Cena and Joanne Jordan
Michelle Cassidy, Crystal Wang and Alexandra Weiss

Naima Wolmack and Brianna Wellmon of City Tavern. Oh my those dessert. You might recall my interview with Brad Lidge, this is his favorite restaurant.
Mr Philadelphia, Al Lee
McCrossen’s Tavern had the most delicious pork dishes (529 N 20th St)

Mackenzie Parker with legendary photographer Robert Mendelsohn, Philadelphia Tribune