The annual Flavors on the Avenue - the afternoon of Sunday, April 30 - will become a five-block street festival this year, as it expands from the tented setup in years past.
Its epicenter is the Singing Fountain at the intersection of 11th Street, Tasker Street, and Passyunk Avenue. Hours are noon to 5 p.m.
Chefs from 27 participating restaurants will serve dishes in front of their restaurants, and there will be lots of free kids' activities and a crafters' market.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District says tickets aren't required this year, though they're strongly encouraged (they're $50 each and include all of the dishes, two glasses of beer or wine, and valet parking - a $130 value). Those who don't purchase tickets can pay as they go; each dish will be priced at $3 to $6. Info is here.
Flavors of the Avenue 2017 Menu Items:
Bing Bing Dim Sum: Pork Buns, Corn Rangoon
Birra: Pizza slices, plain and pepperoni
Brigantessa: Chorizo Cotto with whipped ricotta and peas
Cantina los Caballitos: Tacos al Pastor, Elote, Classic and Cucumber Margaritas
Chhaya: Fried chicken and waffles, Iced coffee
El Sarape: Tacos al Pastor, Pina Coladas
Fond: Salmon Tartare with sesame, nori and avocado
Izumi: Pork Gyoza
Laurel: Chocolate egg cream pudding pops
Le Virtu: Octopus and chick pea salad
Mamma Maria: Cheese ravioli
Marra’s: Mozzarella pizza
Noir: Arancini balls, watermelon salad
Noord: Bitterballen (Dutch meatballs with nutmeg and mustard)
Paradiso: Arancini Di Riso
Perla: Pork Belly, Adobo with garlic rice
Plenty Cafe: Choripan (Traditional South African sandwich with chorizo, chimichurri, and pickled red onion on a baguette)
POPE: Zucchini feta fritters, Cashew teriyaki
P’unk Burger: Pulled Portobello sandwiches, Caprese pesto burgers
Sate Kampar: Achat (carrots, cucumber, peanuts and chile sauce), Sago Gula Melaka (sago pearls, coconut cream, palm nectar) and Chicken Sate
Stargazy: Sausage Rolls, Potato Masala Rolls, Sticky Toffee Sundaes
Stateside: House-made steam buns with duck confit, peppadew and radicchio
Stogie Joe’s: Meatballs with Toasted Bread
Townsend: Roast pork sandwiches
Tre Scalini: Tripe in Umido
Vanilya Bakery: Buttercream cookies, Buttercream cupcakes
Will BYOB: Caramelized onion crepes, Banana and caramel crepes