Early Bird Tickets Just Went On Sale For This Year’s Feastival

It is the best of both worlds: Food and the performing arts. This year's Philly Feastival is Thursday at FringeArts, and features dozens of the city's most esteemed restaurateurs, including Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire. You'll also be amazed by a variety of artists who perform throughout the venue. Thursday, September 17th, 7 pm, $300, FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard

So we have a date: Thursday, September 29

We have a location: The FringeArts complex at 140 North Columbus Boulevard, just like last year.

We have a list of all the participating restaurants: Bing Bing, Vernick, Zahav, Fork, Laurel, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons and about a zillion others (check out the full list after the jump).

Most important of all, we have an early-bird ticket discount happening right now (and through August 18) for this year’s Feastival event that’ll allow you to knock 25% off the ticket price and get you a year-long FringeArts membership good for 30% off all tickets for the 2016-17 season.

Normally, tickets to this particular shindig will run you $300. With the discount, we’re talking $225. And yes, this is still expensive, but we’re talking about a single event at which 70 of the city’s best restaurants and best chefs will be cooking their best food for people who seriously care about this kind of thing. Further, there are all kinds of performances that happen at Feastival (it is a benefit for FringeArts, after all), and more booze than anyone can drink (even if you’re the sort who takes that kind of thing as a challenge), and there’s always something weird going on, too (read: naked acrobats, airborne champagne service, et cetera). I don’t want to tell you that ANY single food event is worth that kind of scratch, but really?

This one is kinda worth it. Like Ferris Bueller says, if you have the means…

Anyway, you can get your early bird tickets through the link below. And you can check out a full list of all the participating restaurants right here.

2016 Feastival [Tickets]