A mighty cool street-food festival is coming together, and the centerpiece of the event will be a throwdown among a dozen top chefs from the region.
"EATS Philly: Two Kitchens/Two Countries" - set for 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at Vie catering (600 N. Broad St.) - is a charity event to benefit Children’s Village in Philadelphia and Wat Bodd Voraditth orphanage in Thailand.
It's a production involving two forces of nature - chef/restaurateur Moon Krapugthong (Chabaa Thai; Yanako) and kitchen designer Judy Spielman (Space by Spielman Ltd.). The two collaborated on a 2011 Eat Along the Street event, held in Manayunk.
The chefs and restaurateurs that have signed on represent a neat cross-section of the restaurant community: Marcie Turney, Tony Clark (the 2011 winner), Tim Spinner, Michael Fiorello, Sylva Senat, Greg Vernick, Clark Gilbert, Chaz Brown, Aimee Olexy, Chad Rosenthal, Angie Brown, and Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby.