Contact: Corie Moskow


Culinary Arts Raise Funds for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

PHILADELPHIA—The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe announce the 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on

Wednesday, September 12, 2012. The 2012 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Pier 9, located at 121 North Columbus Boulevard from 6:00-9:00 PM. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year. Tickets available at or 267-443-1886. General Admission – $250. VIP – $350 (features early admission, auction preview, private chef demonstration and exclusive bar service).

The Audi FEASTIVAL will once again be co-hosted by three culinary luminaries: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov and Audrey Claire Taichman. Event co-chairs are Jesse and Beka Rendell, and Real Estate Attorney, Tony Forte, of Saul Ewing LLP. FEASTIVAL 2012 will honor actor and philanthropist, Leonard C. Haas, for his pivotal role in Philadelphia’s cultural community. Philadelphia Magazine/Foobooz is the presenting media sponsor, other sponsors include PECO, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Energy Plus, The Independence Foundation and KYW Newsradio.

“World-class cities need world-class culture. FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes, two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward,” said Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Board President Richard Vague. This year’s Audi FEASTIVAL will feature live performances by bold Live Arts artists, a culinary feast from over 75 of the city’s top restaurants and bars, and a live auction. Brian Sanders’ JUNK, our headlining performers, will be debuting an exciting and daring work based on his wildly popular 2003 show, The Gate. All proceeds will benefit the

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. For more information and tickets please visit
Participants include: 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, 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, 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.

About The Festival: The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival features performances by renowned contemporary performing artists from the U.S. and around the world who are selected and invited to the Festival by Producing Director, Nick Stuccio. The Philly Fringe is an unfiltered Festival, where new and established artists of all kinds present their own work, free of a selection process. Together, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe establish Philadelphia as a city bursting with wild creativity, bringing audiences sixteen days of the most stimulating, provocative new art being created
in Philadelphia, across the U.S., and around the world. The 16th annual Festival will take place throughout the city of Philadelphia from September 7-22, 2012.

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