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16 chefs offering 'Feast' to kick off 2016 Richmond Folk Festival
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16 chefs offering 'Feast' to kick off 2016 Richmond Folk Festival

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Chefs from some of the area’s best restaurants will again help the Richmond Folk Festival get off to a tasty start.

The fourth annual Folk Feast will feature signature dishes from at least 16 chefs representing 18 restaurants. The annual signature Folktober beer from Wild Wolf Brewery also will be available, and Tap 26 will provide wine.

“The Folk Feast continues to delight crowds with samplings of the best Richmond’s dining scene has to offer,” Richmond Folk Festival director Lisa Sims said in a statement.

“We are extremely grateful to our restaurant partners who donate so much of their time, effort and talent to put on such an extraordinary event that, in turn, benefits the Festival and helps us to keep it free. We look forward to it every year.”

The Feast is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Historic Tredegar (500 Tredegar St.), the old ironworks that is now home to the American Civil War Museum.

Tickets are $100 each, though a limited number of $75 early-bird tickets might still be available.

This year’s lineup includes many old favorites, some rising stars and one chef who’s so ahead of the curve, she’s representing a restaurant that won’t even open until next year.

The group includes Dale Reitzer of Acacia; Brittany Anderson of Brenner Pass (opening next year) and Metzger Bar and Butchery; Greg Johnson of Citizen; Jason Alley of Comfort and Pasture; Dallas Miller of The Daily Kitchen & Bar; Trevor Knotts of East Coast Provisions; Joe Sparatta of Heritage; Jason Lucy of Lucy’s; Velma Johnson of Mama J’s; Joe Kiatsuranon of My Noodle & Bar; Randall Doetzer of Nota Bene; DeAndre Wilson of Rappahannock; Adam Hall of Saison; Craig Perkinson of Southbound; and Owen Lane of Vagabond.

Croaker’s Spot also is participating, with a chef to be named later.

The chefs will each make at least one signature dish, and “tasting size” portions will be available buffet-style.

There also will be music from the bluegrass band Gallatin Canyon.

The ticket is good for a night’s worth of food, and it also comes with a parking pass for the whole festival and a special pin that lets people know that you went the Bucket Brigade one better.

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