NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

Henry "Hank" Horn, of Gloucester City; Active in GHS Alumni Assn., Pool League, Mustang Coach
James B. Thom of Westville Grove

Flavors of the Avenue answers appetites | South Philly Review

The East Passyunk Avenue festival will mark its fifth celebration with assistance from a collection of rookie establishments.

By Joseph Myers
Posted Apr. 14, 2011

These provisions from Monday are but a small sample of the food selections that will be available two weeks from Saturday. 20 restaurants will spend 5 hours sating desires for scrumptious rations.

Photo by Greg Bezanis

Combine 20 food purveyors with hundreds of eager tummies, and what is the result? Renee Gilinger hopes it will be the most successful Flavors of the Avenue yet.

As the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District’s main street manager, she oversaw Monday’s A Taste of Flavors preview event at Urban Jungle, 1526-30 E. Passyunk Ave. This year’s main celebration, set for 1 to 5 p.m. April 30, will rely heavily on numerous first-time participants.

Flavors, which resumed last year following 2009’s cancellation, lets the avenue’s diverse eateries delight patrons’ palates with top dishes and potables. It wards off any inclement weather with a sprawling tent and provides immediate satiety to stomachs and gobs of potential business to the vendors. A consummate pursuer of novelty for her stretch, Gilinger will welcome the talents of recently opened locations and will look to maximize the day with two post-Flavors events.

read via