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While our Moms keep telling us this is a great idea, don’t just take their word for it. Here’s what some others are saying.

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Life Edited – Ever Want Your Own Restaurant? Here’s Your Chance // December 12, 2012

“We’ve been using Feastly chefs to cater the LifeEdited dinner parties and are very impressed with the quality of food and service.”

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NY Post – The supper class: Young New Yorkers are ditching the potluck for elaborate dinner parties // December 5, 2012

“We have this whole movement away from the traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant, like with pop-up [restaurants] and food trucks,” (Noah Karesh, Co-Founder of Feastly)  says. “People want to feel closer to their food. And restaurants can lack a sense of dynamic-ness, a sense of authenticity.”

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Brooklyn Based – How to Throw an Excellent Dinner Party//November 15, 2012  
“There’s something very intimate about a home, “ says Noah Karesh, co-founder of Feastly, a site that connects people through social experiences related to food. “People have 5000 friends on Facebook, but they are still eating dinner alone.” He calls inviting people into your home, especially if they don’t know everyone else there, “an act of trust.”

Tech CocktailNoah Karesh of Feastly on the New Sharing Economy//October 23, 2012

Feastly is at the core of the sharing economy. We empower chefs to monetize their un- or underused skills by expanding our eating options from the one million restaurants in the US to the 150 million homes. Our chefs are making money, building their brands, and being featured on the likes of The Food Network, Washington Post, NPR, and others.”

BisnowDinner Party Deluxe // October 19, 2012

“Pop-ups and food trucks work well for those gearing up for the restaurant leap. But what if you’re just a corporate workhorse who loves cooking, dreaming about leaving it all behind, but you’re nowhere near that point yet? Enter Feastly. Founders Noah Karesh and Danny Harris are out to “democratize the dining experience”by providing would-be chefs an option with even lower barriers to entry than food trucks or pop-ups. Feastly connects passionate chefs and home-cooks with passionate eaters via social networking, transforming homes into informal mini pop-ups.”

Thrillist – Feastly// August 23, 2012

“Connecting “hungry eaters with passionate cooks” in DC, Feastly lets amateur chefs — potentially even you! — organize dinners to make a little extra quiche… as in cash. They can cook whatever they want. Eaters can browse through photo-fueled profiles of cooks & their meals, then hit their favorite chef’s home to enjoy their favorite meal, so hopefully their favorite meal is “one eaten at a complete stranger’s house”.

Hypeness (Brazil)- Democratizando o jantar com o Feastly// August 23, 2012

“Depois de serviços como Airbnb, abrindo casas ao redor do mundo, agora é a vez de abrir a cozinha com o Feastly. Explicando de forma simples, o Feastly junta a fome com a vontade de comer. Se você é um chef de cozinha ou simplesmente curte cozinhar para os outros, você pode oferecer jantares pagos através do serviço na sua casa. E se você é um “faminto”, curioso por boa comida, esse é o lugar.”

 

 

 

Pando Daily – Feastly Launches Its Airbnb of Shared Meals in NYC// August 20, 2012

“The widening shared economy has opened minds to Feastly’s concept, which brings together anywhere from 2 to 50 people in a private meal that averages $33.”

Express Night Out – Exclusivity is Overrated// June 28, 2012

“Friends Danny Harris and Noah Karesh started Feastly as a way for people in the District to experience authentic, home-cooked meals from around the world….The website is a virtual buffet of dinner parties to choose from (up to four a week) hosted by notable chefs and food lovers at rotating locations across the city.”

 

 

 

 

Washington Eats – Enjoy a Home-Cooked Feast With Feastly// June 26, 2012 

“If you’re looking for a new, one-of-a-kind food experience in DC, look no further than Feastly. This startup combines the best of both worlds, utilizing modern technology to give local foodies truly original meals.”

The Hill – Dining Table the Original Social Network// June 20, 2012

“Feastly is another new start-up facilitating the communal gatherings. Chefs, both amateur and professional, submit a dinner menu online and invite anyone to join them at their home for a gastronomic experience — the goal being to establish a table-wide social network.”

The Washington Post Magazine – Washington’s Younger Set Fashions its Own Dinner Party Scene// June 7, 2012

“Consider this gathering in an Adams Morgan living room: Eleven people sit on a couch or crisscross style on the floor. An adjacent table is resplendent with falafel, maashi and fuul. It would seem this Egyptian-themed meal is a way for old friends to break bread and catch up. In reality, the participants in this “Feastly” event are meeting for the first time.”

Huffington Post – Feastly Creates Dinner Party Environment, Looks To New York, San Francisco Expansion// May 31, 2012

“Feastly leverages the best of technology to build real bread-breaking community using three simple ingredients: delicious food, an inviting home environment and good people.”

The Washington Post –  The Joy of Innovation// April 29, 2012

“Feastly, co-founded by Karesh and Danny Harris, is the outgrowth of a pitch the pair made during November’s D.C. Startup Weekend. Karesh came up with the idea after having a hard time finding authentic cuisine while on vacation in Guatemala.”

The Washington Post – New Start-up is a Meetup for Eaters By Olga Khazan// March 29, 2012

“Karesh and Harris are building a technology platform that they hope will allow for an expanded universe of at-home chefs and Feasters.”

Washington City Paper – Foodie & The Feastly: It’s My First Time Dining With Strangers Via The Internet. Please Be Gentle By Sam Hiersteiner// March 30, 2012

“Giulietta (the cook) set the tone for the entire (Feastly) experience. She greeted us warmly at the door. She explained each dish and then personally ladled out huge portions around the table. When she heard the silverware stop clinking, she was back in a flash.”

National Public Radio – Local Eaters Launch A Gastronomic Experiment By Emily Friedman // February 17, 2012

“If the folks at Feastly have their way, you may soon find yourself dining in a home you’ve never visited before, surrounded by a table of perfect strangers. Feastly…is hoping to revamp our relationships with food, restaurants and most importantly, our community.”

 

 

 

Food Meets Tech – Feastly: Turn Your Home into a Virtual Restaurant By Ashley Overstreet// March 13, 2012

“Feastly is just as much about the social aspect of eating as it is the food itself, and that’s something that many people can identify with.  I’d love to see them expand beyond the DC area.”

DCist – With Feastly, Yoour Home Becomes the Restaurant and Your Home-Cooking the Cuisine By Josh Novikoff// March 2, 2012

“Over the last few months, local entrepreneur Noah Karesh and D.C. story-gatherer Danny Harris have joined forces to launch Feastly, an online marketplace that enables regular folk to turn their homes into restaurants and themselves into chefs for one-night engagements.”

 

 

 

 

Bare Naked Critic  – Feastly: Dining with Strangers in DC By Ariell Kirylo // March 1, 2012

“Co-founders Danny Harris and Noah Karesh, of D.C.’s web start-up, Feastly, stand up for two principles these days: (1) Dining together and (2) Talking to strangers.”

 

 

In The Capital – Feastly Reinvents the Idea of the City Family Meal By Carl Pierre // February 3, 2012

“The idea of eating a meal with people you don’t know at a stranger’s house may seem off-putting, but what I experienced that evening was more akin to sharing the company of close family while enjoying one of the best home-cooked meals I’ve had in quite some time. What should have been a burrito night in front of a tv turned into an amazing home-cooked meal with even better company to share it with. After last night I am now a Feastly believer, and will definitely be signing up for another amazing meal in the future.”

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