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Thick Local, Give Local Garces Foundation

The event will be held on Friday, March 24th from 7:00-10:00PM at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel (1200 Market Street). There will be a VIP preview starting at 6:00PM and an after-party until midnight.

It will feature tastings from the area’s brightest chefs and a food themed silent auction plus drinks from Tito’s Homemade Vodka, Patron, Beam Suntory, Yards, Brooklyn Brewing and Estrella, Bluecoat Gin, Coca-Cola and wine from Winebow.

Stations from Garces restaurants include: 24, Amada, Amada New York, Bar Volver, Buena Onda, Distrito, Distrito Moorestown, Garces and Sons coffee, Garces Events, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, and Volver.

Other chefs participating are:

  • A Mano, Townsend Wentz

  • Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel

  • Aldine, George Sabatino

  • Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez

  • Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano

  • Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins

  • Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz

  • Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey

  • Blackfish, Chip Roman

  • Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen

  • Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano

  • Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz

  • DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci

  • Ela, Jason Cichonski

  • Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga

  • Fork, John Patterson

  • Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero

  • High Street on Market, Ellen Yin

  • Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley

  • Junto, MacGregor Mann

  • Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides

  • Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace

  • La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner

  • Lacroix, Jon Cichon

  • The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen

  • Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin

  • Osteria, Jeff Michaud

  • Pub and Kitchen, Eli Collins

  • Sampan, Michael Schulson

  • Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum

  • Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter

  • Townsend, Townsend Wentz

  • Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby

  • Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick

  • Vetri Family of Restaurants

  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly

  • Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen

  • Will BYOB, Christopher Kearse

  • Wm. Mulherin & Sons, Marqessa Gesualdi

  • Zeppoli, Joey Baldino

This is THE must-attend event of the season for foodies!


  • General Admission – $150

  • Early Admission – $200

  • VIP Admission – $250 receive exclusive access to the after party on the 33rd floor and a preview tasting.


Cocktail attire.

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