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Taste of the Nation Announces 2014 Gala Lineup

By Danya Henninger | March 17, 2014 By Danya Henninger  |  March 17, 2014

Taste of the Nation is growing. This year’s gala event features more than 40 restaurants - including one that hasn’t even opened yet - plus 10 mixologists and even a handful of food trucks.

The annual fundraiser for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is set for Sunday, April 27. It will overflow from the main Hotel Monaco ballroom and take over a second room downstairs, with tasting tables set up throughout.

Chef Townsend Wentz will be serving food from Townsend, the French-Italian restaurant he’s opening on East Passyunk this spring. (That space is coming along nicely, by the way, with a brand new bar and new front windows that open onto the street.)

Also on board for the evening of tasting are high-end gems like Serpico, Avance, Fond and Vernick, as well as favorites like South Philadelphia Tap Room, Brauhaus Schmitz and Shake Shack. Check out the still-growing participant list below.

Tickets run $95 for the 6-8 PM event, available here. Spring for the $145 VIP and get in an hour early, plus gain access to the after party with all the chefs.

The No Kid Hungry campaign benefits local organizations that work to feed children in need. In 2013 Taste of the Nation funds went to Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, The Food Trust, and the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Committee. This evening is a chance to eat well while helping other eat well.

Amada
Alla Spina
The Avenue Delicatessen
Avance
Bar Ferdinand
Bistrot La Minette
Brauhaus Schmitz
Buddakan
Charcoal
Creekstone Farms
Devil's Den
Fond
Jerry's Bar
Lacroix
MilkBoy
Paradiso
Red Owl Tavern
Serpico
Serrano
Shake Shack
South Philadelphia Tap Room
Square 1682
Taco Mondo
Townsend
The Twisted Tail
Vernick Food & Drink

Places Mentioned

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Alla Spina

Italian Spring Garden
Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$39
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Amada

Spanish Old City
Food27 Decor24 Service25 Cost$57
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Bar Ferdinand

Spanish Northern Liberties
Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$47
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Bistrot La Minette

French Queen Village
Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$58
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Brauhaus Schmitz

German Bella Vista
Food23 Decor22 Service23 Cost$32
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Buddakan

Asian Old City
Food26 Decor27 Service25 Cost$60
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Fond

New American Passyunk Square
Food27 Decor21 Service24 Cost$60
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Devil's Den

American Passyunk Square
Food22 Decor21 Service22 Cost$26
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Shake Shack

Fast Food Rittenhouse Square
Food20 Decor17 Service19 Cost$15
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The Twisted Tail

Society Hill
Food23 Decor22 Service23 Cost$31
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Vernick Food & Drink

American Rittenhouse Square
Food28 Decor24 Service26 Cost$63
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Square 1682

American Rittenhouse Square
Food22 Decor20 Service18 Cost$42
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Lacroix Restaurant

Eclectic Rittenhouse Square
Food26 Decor26 Service27 Cost$95
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Jerry's Bar

Northern Liberties
Food23 Decor22 Service22 Cost$44

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