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Philly Socialholic: “Frankenfood” with Tony Luke Jr. and Josh Capon

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 18 - 2014

frankenfoodStep aside chicken and waffles, buffalo wings and chili cheese dogs, Spike TV is looking to find the newest food craze.  Starting Sunday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, amateur chefs will literally “step-up to the plate” to prove their dish is the best new “Frankenfood,” a revolutionary creation that mixes outrageous and unexpected ingredients in delicious and unique flavors.  From a triple-decker pastrami donut sandwich to fried PB&J fish sticks and Gyro egg rolls to a cheesecake burger, the food creations on this series range from the good, the bad and the truly inedible! Read the rest of this entry »

Philly Socialholic: Great Chefs Come Together For Great Charities!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 15 - 2014
Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin, Jay and Liz Scott. and Jeff Michaud

Guests were dressed to impress as 43 chefs from around the country cooked for a cause at Vetri’s 9th annual Great Chef’s Event at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on June 10, 2014.  The event surpassed their goal and raised $1 million for two charities, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children.   More than 1,200 guests were in attendance, sampling bites, imbibing in great spirits, and bidding on silent and live auction items.

The live auction alone raised $80,000.00.  Notable speakers at the event included School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite Jr. describing the work of the Vetri Foundation and  Liz and Jay Scott, Alex’s parents and Co-Executive Directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

 

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Philadelphia Shows Love for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 5 - 2014

alex-lemonade-standJust in time for the summer and “lemonade season,” Philadelphia will once again prove that it’s the City of Brotherly Love by helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) commemorate 10 years since founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott challenged volunteers everywhere to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer research, one cup of lemonade at a time. To continue Alex’s legacy, volunteers, sponsors and supporters across the area will join the fight against childhood cancer during the National Lemonade Days Initiative, June 6 through 8. Whether it’s hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand, attending one of the Foundation’s signature events or supporting the Foundation through visiting one of its many sponsor fundraisers, the Philadelphia area will be taken over by ways to help cure childhood cancer. 

National Lemonade Days

From Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, thousands of volunteers will host Alex’s Lemonade Stands from coast to coast during National Lemonade Days in an effort to raise $1 million for the kids’ cancer fight. Utilizing founder Alex Scott’s original fundraising idea, the stands will provide a fun and easy way for supporters of all ages to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer while learning the important lesson of giving back. 

June 2014 will mark 10 years since Alex challenged the nation to help her raise $1 million toward finding cures for all kids with cancer, one cup of lemonade at a time. Though Alex would ultimately lose her life to the disease that same summer (August 1, 2004), she would do so with the knowledge that she had reached her goal and laid the groundwork for her mission to continue. 

For those not able to host a lemonade stand, ALSF’s website allows visitors to search for events by zip code, event name, or host name: www.AlexsLemonade.org/search/alex_search

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Great ChefsOn Tuesday, June 10, more than 40 of the world’s greatest chefs will convene in Philadelphia for the ninth annual Great Chefs Event, hosted by James Beard award winner Marc Vetri, restaurateur Jeff Benjamin, and James Beard award winner Jeff Michaud. The event will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and The Vetri Foundation for Children. More than 1,200 guests will gather at Urban Outfitters World Headquarters on Philadelphia’s waterfront Navy Yard for the foodie charity event of the year, with an exclusive VIP after party at Alla Spina for sponsors and VIP ticketholders with special guest DJ, Questlove.

Chef Vetri has hand-selected the A-list of participating chefs, calling on his renowned chef friends from around the world, including top talent from L.A., Miami, New York City, and Chicago as well as those that have been kind enough to fly in from Italy. The chefs will donate their time, talent, and food, creating delicious samplings for guests in the walk-around tasting gala of the year. In addition to fine food, representatives from the best distilleries, wineries, craft breweries, will also be present.

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $1,000.00. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact Genevieve Lynch at The Vetri Foundation for Children, 215.735.0200, genevieve@vetrifamily.org.  General Admission tickets are $350.00 per person; VIP tickets include access to the exclusive after party at Alla Spina and cost $525.00. To purchase tickets and for a complete listing of “chef-lebrities” that will be present visit: www.vetrifoundation.org or www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-chefs-event.

 

 

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Shake Shack Philadelphia Collaboration with Chef Marc Vetri

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On May - 30 - 2014

shackShake Shack Philadelphia Collaboration with Chef Marc Vetri

by: Maryanne Salvat

Shake Shack’s Culinary Director Mark Rosati and Philly’s own chef Marc Vetri have joined forces for the greater good with a great burger.  From June 6 through June 15, Philly Shack patrons,  University City, Center City, and King of Prussia, can enjoy the Carbonara Burger a 100% all-natural Pat LaFrieda Angus beef patty topped with crispy bacon, pecorino cheese, a sunny-side-up egg, and black pepper ($6.75).  A $1 contribution from every Carbonara Burger sold will go to The Vetri Foundation to help further its mission to help children experience healthy living and eating. So go get your Shake Shack  on and eat a Carbonara Burger for the greater good!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with so many choices we have narrowed the list down to some of our favorite options that will also give back to communities in need.

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