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Taste of Fairmount Winners Announced!

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

The 19th edition, sold-out event highlighted the Greater Art Museum District's best restaurants, chefs and culinary experiences. 18 restaurants and bars from Brewerytown, Fairmount, Francisville, and Spring Garden joined Kiki Vodka and Stone's Beer and Beverage offering guests small bites and beverages from their menus.

More than 250 guests voted for their favorite flavors at the Taste of Fairmount November 16th at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. Congratulations to the evening's big winners!

Mahi Taco/ Breaded Mahi, avocado mash, pickled red cabbage, micro cilantro, spicy mayo

Bite Back/ Spicy pineapple margarita, jalapeno/lime garnish

Philadelphia Butter Cake

While the event recognized three official winners, it's fair to say that every participant was a star in their own right, serving up an array of spectacular dishes and drinks. Here's a glimpse at all their offerings. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit these culinary gems and taste their creations for yourself!

2023 Participating Restaurants

Short Rib Mac+Cheese


All Day Chicken Caesar Hoagie, Turkey'ed Out, What's Your Beef?, Triple Threat

Pancake & Ice Cream

Ricotta Toast - House-made buttermilk ricotta, caramelized figs, pomegranate

Seasonal House G+T - Revivalist Harvest, warming spices, Thai basil, mint, cinchona bark, kaffir, citrus, soda

Btown Smash Burger caramelized onions, American cheese, special sauce

Btown Smash vodka, mint simple, lemon juice, strawberries & blackberries, bubbles

SMOKED TUNA DIP: Pickled Jalapenos, Capers, Romaine, House Made Tortilla Chips + CHICKEN ROPA VIEJA: Chipotle Braised Chicken, Avocado, Lettuce, Crema, Queso Fresco

Macaroni & Cheese; Candied Yams; Collard Greens

Crab balls made with fresh Maryland crab meat and served with French fries (old bay) Lobster bisque- Cameron’s favorite, made with Maine lobster, roux, broth and spices

Tuna Tartare/ Crushed avocado and cucumber, tamari marinade, topped with wasabi-lime sour cream and tuna

Butcher's Old Fashioned/ House infused bacon bourbon, maple syrup, bitters, orange and a cherry

Southern Style Pulled Pork on Spiced Corn Chips

Philadelphia Butter Cake

SMOKED CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN CHILI: Shredded Cheese Blend, Cajun Cilantro Sour Cream, Guacamole & Tortilla Chips

LEMON BLONDIE: Cream Cheese Icing

Dan Dan Noodles | Bell pepper, baby corn, baby bok choy, dan dan sauce, sichuan chili oil

Espresso Martini Numero Dos

Mushroom Toasty - wild mushrooms, truffle-goat cheese mousse, arugula, and chili oil, on rustic bread

Gemstone Spritz - gin, blueberry, cucumber, thyme, sparkling wine

The Otto - Mainstay Pilsner Braised Beef Cheek; Drunken Goat Cheese; Cherry Pepper Relish; Arugula; Sriracha Aioli; Demi Baguette

Rosemary Plum Fizz, provided w/ or w/o alcohol: Tanqueray; Grilled Plum Puree; Rosemary Simple Syrup; Lime Juice; Soda Water

James: pulled short ribs | sharp provolone | caramelized onions | candied jalapeno

Tony: shredded chicken | cheddar cheese | roasted peppers | caramelized onions | garlic spinach

Hibiscus Limeade



Macaroni and cheese, yams, crab bites


Drunken Noodles with Pastrami & Kabocha Squash

Bananas Foster Spring Roll

Thank you to the businesses that contributed raffle prizes!

2637 Brew 4Ever Young Action Karate Ali’s Wagon BalletX Bar Hygge Brewerytown Baker Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio CoreFitness Cultivaire Plant Store Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Fare Jack's Firehouse

Lather Hair Studio

Libertee Grounds Muse Yoga Nectar Juice Co. Retro Fitness Rybread rybrew Shevys Babka Paradise Small World Seafood Stone's Beer & Beverage Market underground concepts. Yoga Habit

As Fairmount Community Development Corporation's largest annual fundraiser, proceeds from the event benefit neighborhood beautification efforts, business support, and community-building events throughout the year. Thank you for your support!

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