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Fox 29's Mike Jerrick and District Attorney R. Seth Williams host the inaugural "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting Party to benefit The Second Chance Foundation. Join us on Thursday, October 2, 2014 for a night of the city's most unforgetable bites and sips from two dozen top chefs and restaurants. Festivities also include music and dancing, silent auction, step and repeat with FOX talent and much more. Stay tuned for all the details - and get your tickets now before they sell out. Thanks to platinum plate sponsor SugarHouse for their support!

  • VIP doors open one hour early at 5:30pm
  • General admission doors open at 6:30pm

  • Mike Jerrick
  • Kerry Barrett
  • Jennaphr Frederick
  • Karen Hepp
  • Alex Holley
  • Lauren Johnson
  • Chris Murphy
  • Caitlin Roth
  • Sue Serio
  • Dawn Timmeny

  • Brulee Catering with Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix
  • Circles
  • Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
  • Kitchen Consigliere Cafe
  • Palladino's
  • Rouge

  • Bridget Foy's
  • Brulee Catering with Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix
  • Chhaya Cafe
  • Circles
  • Cuba Libre  Restaurant & Rum Bar
  • Fat Jack's BBQ
  • Geechee Girl Rice Cafe
  • Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co.
  • Kitchen Consigliere Cafe
  • Moonshine
  • Ms Goody Cupcake
  • Nick's Roast Beef Bar and Grill
  • Noord
  • Palladino's
  • Rouge
  • Sano by Michael Scipio
  • SliCE
  • Taproom on 19th
  • Verdad
  • Xochitl

Keep an eye out as we also announce the must try dishes/drinks that will have you saying "Ya Gotta Try This!"


Dance into the night with tunes courtesy of DJ Malc Geez - featuring all of your party favorites. If you are lucky, Mike might even say, "Can I have this dance?" Fingers crossed!


Sugar House Casino

Thank you to the following business and inviduals for their support in our first year:

  • SugarHouse Casino - Platinum Plate Sponsor
  • Liberty View Ballroom at Independence Visitor Center - Venue Sponsor
  • Brulee Catering
  • Aversa PR & Events
  • SPW Productions
  • Hughe Dillon and Philly Chit Chat
  • U-Bahn and Bru
  • Southern Wine and Spirits
  • Cuba Libre
  • Luke Palladino and Palladino's
  • Yards Brewery
  • DJ Malc Geez


If you would like to donate to our silent auction, please send an email to [email protected] - and check back soon on the Facebook page for a list of auction items.



  • Pre-sale general admission tickets are valid from 6:30-9:30pm and cost $50.00 per person.
  • Pre-sale VIP tickets are valid one hour early starting at 5:30pm and cost $100.00 per person and include swag, extra photo opps with talent, special bites/drinks and that amazing feeling of giving back through your extra donation to The Second Chance Foundation.  All VIP donors that purchase tickets will be acknowledged on a special sign at the event (when purchased by September 25, 2014 5pm)
  • All tickets include food and drink tasting samples. 
  • Tickets on the night of event are $60.00 general admission and $110 VIP. 

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Twitter - @yagottatrythis  #yagottatry14

Questions - click "contact the organizer" at the top of this page.


Dress is business casual. Parking is available in nearby meter spots, or park in the paid parking lot right beneath Independence Visitor Center.

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1 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Second Chance Foundation


The Mission of the Second Chance Foundation is to raise funds to provide financial assistance and resources to vital community-based organizations that serve “at-risk” children, young adults, and families to help them lead more productive lives that p...

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