Philly food is so much more than cheesesteaks. Let us show you.
On Sunday, March 5, Brewer’s Plate will once again embody “buy fresh, buy local” at the Kimmel Center, all while showing every other beer and food festival in Philadelphia how to do things right. Functioning as Fair Food’s premier fundraiser, ticket sales will help benefit the organization’s drive to connect chefs with local farmers to provide as much locally-sourced product as possible.
Tickets will range from $77 to $130 for varying levels of access. General admission ($77) will begin at 6pm and allow attendees three hours to sample food and beer pairings from some of the city’s favorite bars, restaurants, and breweries. VIP access, which begins at 5pm, is $100 for an extra hour of stuffing yourself silly. VIP Plus, which runs $130, will get you in at 4pm for an exclusive beer-driven culinary extravaganza. Tickets can be found at here. The website says “low availability,” and VIP Plus only has 150 tickets available, so don’t wait on buying them!
The participants have been announced for the event, and the lineup looks well worth the ticket price. Some of the places we most look forward to include Alla Spina, bāo-logy (a Taiwanese street food bar that will open in February), Bar Hygge, ButcherPHL, Cedar Point, Devil’s Den, Good Dog, High Street on Market, Hungry Pigeon, Jose Pistola’s, Revolution Taco (a favorite last year), Tria, Varga Bar, Vegan Commissary, and Whetstone Tavern.
As for what will be available to drink, the options are plenty: 2nd Story Brewing, 2SP Brewing, Bluebird Distilling, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Dock Street Brewery, Evil Genius Beer Co., Forest & Main Brewing, Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Ploughman Cider, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Troegs, Vault, Victory, and Weyerbacher. For a complete list of who will be participating, check out the official Brewer’s Plate website.
Every facet of Philadelphia food and drink will be represented, and the event is a great way to visit all of your favorites in one night or, if you’re new to the city, get a reasonable idea of which places you’ll want to frequent in the coming months. And even better than all of that, you’ll be getting money to Fair Food to support a good cause and help local farmers. Not to mention Brewer’s Plate is the benchmark for beer and food events in Philadelphia. Be sure to get your tickets and hopefully we’ll see you there.
Are you going? Let us know in the comments who you are most looking forward to sampling!
Photos are courtesy Stephen Lyford.