Hey Philadelphia!!!! How would you like to experience gourmet versions of Philadelphia’s beloved Cheesesteak, Cocktail competitions, a benefit street party to celebrate the five year anniversary of restaurant Square 1682, and all proceeds of this amazing event going towards the great charity Philabundance????
Well you are in luck because on Sunday, October 12th from 1-4pm it is going to be a party you should not miss!!!! Come join Bluejeanfoodcritic.com as we are covering the event along with everyone else who is hip. Want to join?? All the info is below:
Square 1682 to host
High Steaks! The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge & Cocktail Competition
5TH Anniversary Culinary Block Party Celebration Benefits Philabundance
PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2014) – Square 1682’s Chef Caitlin Mateo and team will celebrate the popular restaurant’s fifth anniversary with High Steaks: The Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge & Cocktail Competition, an all-inclusive block party, open to the public and featuring an array of Philadelphia kitchen and bar talent on Sunday, October 12, from 1-4pm along Sansom Street, between 16th and 17th Sts.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Kimpton City Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates (formerly of the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., Stateside, and Nashville’s acclaimed Patterson House and one of Zagat’s 30 Under 30) will spearhead the Cocktail Competition.
The Cheesteak Challenge is a competition among Philadelphia chefs to get creative and do their unique rendition of Philadelphia’s most iconic sandwich. Attendees can sample chefs’ creations while sipping on mini-cocktails from top bartenders, beer from Victory Brewing Co. and samples from local distiller Manatawny Still Works. Soft drinks and water will also be included.
Participants are still being added to the line up that includes Will BYOB, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Rouge, Red Owl Tavern, Rex 1516, Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, Crow and the Pitcher, Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar, Devil’s Den, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Circles Contemporary Thai Cuisine, Tuk Tuk Real, and Square 1682.
Look for more information in the coming week on added restaurants and bar talent.
Tickets $40 on sale now and CLICK HERE to buy or $45 day of event
Twitter: #HighSteaksPhilly @Square1682
ABOUT SQUARE 1682:
Square 1682 is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, just steps from Rittenhouse Square. The corner restaurant and popular bar was recently voted USA Today’s Best Hotel Bar by 10best.com and USA Today Travel – thanks in part to City Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates, who was recently spotlighted on Zagat’s 30 Under 30. Executive Caitlin Mateo wields a deft touch in crafting dishes that manage to intrigue and comfort, all the time. Square 1682 is also a LEED-certified restaurant with a strong commitment to ecologically responsible culinary practices and dedication to independent farmers, local purveyors, boutique ranches and sustainable fisheries. Square 1682 is adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia; 121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 563-5008; http://www.square1682.com
ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS:
Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the U.S. and the acknowledged industry pioneer who first introduced the boutique hotel concept to America. Like each hotel, all Kimpton restaurants share common cornerstones: heartfelt care; chef-driven, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; artisanal wines hand-selected by master sommelier Emily Wines; cocktails crafted by master mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout; and striking interiors with a vibrant style and design. Guided by company-wide EarthCare practices, Kimpton restaurants demonstrate a dedication to preserving the environment through the use of local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton Restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. Kimpton restaurants include Fifth Floor in San Francisco, Tulio in Seattle, Poste Moderne Brasserie in Washington, D.C. and Panzano in Denver. For more information, please visit http://www.KimptonRestaurants.com or call 1-800- KIMPTON.
ABOUT PHILABUNDANCE: There are almost a million people in the Delaware Valley who face hunger every day. Their stories are as diverse as the nine counties served by Philabundance: working families hit hard by the recession, women and children, seniors trying to make ends meet. The one thing they have in common is being part of a food system that desperately needs additional support. Astonishingly, more than a quarter of the food in the United States goes to waste each year. Within the Delaware Valley, Philabundance has experienced 26 percent more people coming to us for food compared to last year. Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. Our growth and eventual integration with the Philadelphia Food Bank in 2005 has made us the region’s largest hunger relief organization. We are now able to address hunger through direct service programs and a network of 500 member agencies, as well as contribute to a broad spectrum of social services through food cupboards, emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare and senior centers and beyond. Philabundance has taken a stronghold of the hunger issue in the Delaware Valley, implementing both emergency relief and also long-term strategies to strengthen the hunger safety net. There is no quick fix, but with a unified dedication from our partners, donors and the public at large, we are creating innovative programs and support to our agencies that make nutritious food accessible to all.