Weekend Roundup, November 16th-18th

Yes. Thank goodness, the weekend is finally here. It’s just starting to get chilly, but we’re already over this cold. While we’re strong proponents of curling up in front of a fire and drinking hot chocolate, we think you should bundle up and face the icy temperature for some of the fun events this weekend has to offer. Whether this means sampling top Philly chef’s best dishes in support of healthy babies, taking shots for Sandy relief, or trying out three Stephen Starr alum’s brick-oven pizza spot, we think its going to be worth it.

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

This Friday, November 16th, a star-studded line up of restaurants and chefs are coming together to benefit the March of Dimes for their Signature Chefs Gala at the Please Touch Museum. The event will have the best dishes of the featured chefs of some of Philly’s favorite spots. The lineup includes Philly stars like Michael Solomonov of Zahav and Federal Donuts, Peter McAndrews of Modo Mio and Paesano’s, and many more. You can meet the chefs and eat their food while bidding on special auction items.

Audrey Claire Taichman, of Twenty Manning Grill, Audrey Claire, and COOK, is receiving this year’s Culinary Excellence award at the event. She’s also a featured chef so you’ll get to taste her award-worthy cuisine. The March of Dimes aims to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, so you’ll be dining to ensure generations of healthy babies to come. Tickets are $150 per person. 

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