Philly Spotlight: AGNO Grill UNI Fundraiser Recap

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Earlier this month I popped into AGNO Grill (click to read Philly Mag review). This hip minimalist eatery formerly where El Fuego resided (2104 Chestnut Street) means “pure” in Greek. AGNO offers a fresh new approach to Mediterranean cuisine - meaning everything is super healthy, vegan friendly, organic, nutritious and 100% gluten-free. The co-owner of Agno, Kriti Sehgal is also behind the good for you fast food market & juice bar Pure Fare (119 South 21st Street).

Artist/Draw-tographer Diane Roka recently captured Kriti for her series on Creative People in Their Creative Spaces.

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I'll have to stop back for the complete AGNO Grill experience of choosing a base, protein, topping and sauce. I came to cover the fundraiser for The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative - (UNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania that engages, educates and empowers youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system.

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All proceeds from the night went to UNI's Community Farm and Food Resource Center and Youth Development Program, which promotes food sovereignty in West Philadelphia. Both programs are in partnership with Bartram’s Garden, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation.


The event fit right into Tinsel & Tine's theme of film and food as during the evening a short documentary was projected against AGNO's bare wall, the doc expounded on the positive impact of introducing kids to locally grown, fresh and nutritious food options.

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Philadelphia Film Festival PFF23 - October 16-26, 2014

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Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he's left behind.

Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah.

The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.

Opens in Theaters December 5th select Cities - Wide Release December 12th

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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