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Restaurant notes: Great Chefs getting together for charity

The Vetri Foundation again will take over Urban Outfitters at the Navy Yard to help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Restaurant notes: Great Chefs getting together for charity

Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Great Chefs Event, for which Marc Vetri and the Vetri Foundation assemble a huge roster of chefs for a feast benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

This year's outing, at Urban Outfitters' HQ at the Navy Yard, is the evening of June 14.

Vetri and business partner Jeff Benjamin have RSVPs from a who's who, including Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, Iron Chef Jose Garces, Robert Aiken of Dandelion, Kiong Bahn of Twenty Manning, Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts, Daniel Stern of R2L and Midatlantic, and Michael Solomonov of Zahav, Xochitl, Percy Street, and the forthcoming Federal Donuts.

Also, from out of town: Iron Chef's Michael Symon; Chris Bianco, the pizza god from Phoenix (Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco); Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook of L.A.'s Animal; Paul Kahan of Chicago's Blackbird, Avec, Publican, and Big Star, plus a crop of Italian chefs from that hotbed of Italian cooking, um, Italy.

Video of last year's event is below.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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