Philadelphia has a thriving and burgeoning arts and culinary scene. This city has been slowly making its mark as a world-class player in both industries, and on September 12th I recently attended the 2013 Philly FEASTIVAL, a benefit for the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. It was a wonderful coupling, showcasing Philadelphia’s amazing theater and arts scene with its outstanding gastronomy. Feastival was housed in Pier 9 of the Delaware River Waterfront, cradled under the wing of the glistening Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The pier was ablaze, walls radiated with abstract light displays as music pulsed through the warehouse. Chefs, artists, and the city’s movers and shakers, all rubbing shoulders, drinking wine, champagne and crafted cocktails. There were interludes of modern, interpretive dances, live auctions and art displays. The night was a beautiful chaos of performances, food and music – all under the shadow of Philadelphia’s Old City. It was an exquisite evening, one that melded the city’s history and modern sensibility. Take a look at my photos of the event below, and make sure to attend Feastival next year!