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Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, one of the hottest and most notable food neighborhoods in Philadelphia, announces the 2nd Annual Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 10, 2022. Timed perfectly for the start of nice weather and expanded outdoor dining options, over 20 of the neighborhood’s biggest names will offer two course (or more) lunches for $10 or $15, and three course dinners for $25 or $35. Look for special features and signature favorite dishes, ample outdoor options, artful and colorful dining rooms, cocktail features, and much more. Book your reservation now along Philadelphia’s restaurant row and take advantage of the expansive, flowering and ornate streeteries and sidewalk cafes. New restaurants joining the line-up this year will include Figo Ristorante, Bagels and Co., Boricua Restaurant and Baan Thai Thai Cuisine. The Shake Seafood and Pera will both grand open before April 1st and join the line-up as well. Neighborhood favorites will also include Bourbon and Branch, El Camino Real, Apricot Stone, Jerry’s Bar, Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria and many others. The growing list of restaurants will be updated and go live starting on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. Visit www.northernlibertiesrestaurantweek.com for details.
“Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to bring back Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from April 1st to 10th,” said NLBID Executive Director Kris Kennedy. “Northern Liberties has quickly regained its status as one of the hottest food destinations in the city – with more than a half dozen restaurants still on the way to open this coming year. Our restaurant week is a celebration of all the energy, creativity and talent. It is a fantastic way to experience and show off that growth. Come and try a spot you have never been to, or experience your favorite places all over again. This is an affordable way to get out for the spring with friends and family. We hope to see you there. Come hungry.”
For its second year, Northern Liberties Restaurant Week will offer a taste for every palate – with cuisine from around the country and around the world including Vietnamese, Armenian, Italian, American, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and more. Look for everything from skewers to wood fired pizza, Philly’s best tacos to comfort food classics, big steaks to big salads, and everything in between. Some restaurants will participate in lunch, some in dinner and others both! The focus is on dine-in options for both indoor and outdoor, plus look for select options for take-out, delivery, and more. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this first time event, and they can be made with each participating restaurant.
The website www.northernlibertiesrestaurantweek.com will house all the info hungry diners need: a map showing restaurant locations, menus, price points, reservation links and more. 2022 menus will go live in early March so people have ample time to plan out their eating adventure day by day. Reservations are encouraged and can be made through the Northern Liberties Restaurant Week website using links to each establishment’s reservation platform.
Salvatore Carollo, owner of Spuntino, an upscale pizzeria at the corner of 2nd and Fairmount, is excited about the return of Restaurant Week. “I have been looking forward to restaurant week all year! Having the opportunity to create a menu for potential new customers is what I live for. We’ll be introducing some new menu items, as well as bringing back some old favorites. I’ll be using this chance for me to introduce (or reintroduce) Spuntino to the city and help propel us into spring!”
Ara Ishkhanian owns Apricot Stone, an Armenian BYOB on Liberties Walk. “This year’s restaurant week menu at Apricot Stone will include a fully vegan menu option,” he says. “We have been getting a lot of requests for more vegan/vegetarian dishes and are excited to showcase our plant-based alternatives of our signature dishes.”
Visit www.northernlibertiesrestaurantweek.com for details. For reservations, contact each individual restaurant through their phone, website, Opentable or Resy. Please see each restaurant for their safety and health protocols.
While visiting for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week, please plan time before your experience to come early and support Northern Liberties’ retailers!