Time ticking for Flavors of the Avenue ticket deal

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Most of the new shops are run by first-timers, says Renee Gilinger of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. Above, its logo in steel.

You have nine hours to snag a $5 discount to April 28's Flavors of the Avenue, the annual East Passyunk Avenue street fest.

In one big top tent, 21 chefs will offer samples of signature dishes, including pork belly anticuchos with fava bean salad and margaritas from Cantina Los Caballitos, chilled lobster miso soup from Izumi, roast porchetta from Le Virtu, and wild boar pate from Fond with a lemon poppyseed cake for dessert from Belle Cakery. The VIP hour includes craft beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company, wine and a sizable cocktail selection.

After 11:59 p.m. April 19, a VIP ticket is $50 (includes an extra hour in the tent from noon to 1 p.m with limited attendance and premium menu items). General admission is 1 to 4pm and costs $30. For tickets and more info: www.visiteastpassyunk.com/flavors.

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