Friday, December 27 2019 8:29

18th Taste of Phoenixville

Written by Edwin Malet

Share the warmth on January 16, 2020

Try food from about 25 local restaurants

On a frigid night in January, the lights will be twinkling at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, as Good Samaritan Services welcomes about 500 people to the Art Gallery. Take off your coats. Shake off the cold. On this night, share the warmth.

Smiling chefs and restaurant staffs will stand ready at their tables, trays steaming. Guests will eat fabulously—crab cakes, barbecue, sliders and more. And they’ll drink, mostly local.

Guest will also dance and can join in a Wine Grab. A few will win much more!

Don’t miss the huge table of Silent Auction items. Diners can bid on tickets to amusement parks, theaters and museums, or on baskets of kids’ activities, pet accessories, dining experiences, sports memorabilia or  assorted spirits.

Grab a drink at the bar

About 25 restaurants and caterers will set out tables. About five will supply the brews, wine and spirits. (See sidebar for the current list). For VIPs, Manatawny Still Works will pour whiskey and Goose’s Montecristo Cigar Lounge will offer cigars.

But all will open their hearts to a good cause—helping the homeless of Chester and Lancaster Counties. Good Samaritan Services serves about 200 people per day in its four housing facilities—a men’s shelter, a women’s and children’s shelter, and two permanent housing services. The group also provides scholarships, car loans, micro-loans, matched savings program and job training.

Nate Hoffer, Good Samaritan Services’ Chief Executive Officer, asks that we “guard our hearts” and not fall into blaming the victims. Guided by Christian faith and compassion, he calls for generosity and looks to implement the organization’s goals through community partnerships, by taking responsibility for the resources granted, and by expressing gratitude for the help it receives and shares.

On its face, Taste of Phoenixville is a big party: tasty, filling and fun, bringing Phoenixville together in the dead of winter. But the party is all the more precious for all the people it serves.

Come, join in this good cause.


If You Go:

WHEN:   January 16, 2020, 6 to 10 p.m. VIP Reception, 5 to 6 p.m.

WHERE:   Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville



Restaurants for 2020

  • Guests at Taste of Phoenixville

    Bistro on Bridge

  • Bluebird Distilling
  • Bridge Street Chocolate
  • Drexelbrook Catering
  • Foresta’s Market
  • Great American Pub
  • Green Lion Bakery
  • Heart Stone Coffee
  • Limoncello Ristorante & Caterers
  • Manatawny Still Works
  • Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
  • PJ Ryan’s Pub
  • Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve
  • Robert Ryan Catering & Design
  • Root Down Brewing Company
  • Sedona Taphouse
  • Sly Fox Brewing Company
  • Sodexo
  • St. Peter’s Bakery
  • Stable 12 Brewing Company
  • Stone House Grille
  • Tony’s Family Restaurant
  • Uncle B’s Bar B Q
  • Vesta BBQ & Catering
  • Your Mom’s Place