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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is once again hosting its annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week replete with both new and returning fan-favorite restaurants including Bing Bing Dim Sum, Cantina Los Caballitos, Flannel, Gabriella’s Vietnam, Noir Restaurant & Bar, Palace of Indian, P’unk Burger, Townsend EPX, and more serving up three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner offerings at a variety of price points beginning Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 10.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week offers a diverse mix of new and trending restaurants, South Philadelphia favorites, and premier culinary spots spanning cuisines from Vietnamese to Italian to Mexican, and beyond. Menus will be available at nearly two dozen spots with options including familiar favorites as well as limited time special dishes.
“East Passyunk Avenue restaurants have continued to offer an abundance of creativity, comfort, and culinary experiences over the last year,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “Supporting them now through daily dining and events like restaurant week ensures that they’ll continue to be here as an essential part of what makes East Passyunk and Philadelphia so special.”
Both newcomers as well as returning favorites will be offering prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus priced at $20, $30, $40, and $55 for exclusive, elevated experiences. Some of the participating restaurants include the following:
· Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 E Passyunk Ave) – A warm and welcoming Spanish tapas bar with an ever-changing menu focused on seasonal ingredients.
· Ember & Ash (1520 E Passyunk Ave) – A modern approach to global peasant food with menu items cooked in a specially-built wood-burning hearth, accompanied by a cocktail program with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
· Gabriella’s Vietnam (1837 E Passyunk Ave) – The Best of Philly 2022® winner is a contemporary Vietnamese BYOB that brings soulful Vietnamese street eats and authentic flavors to South Philadelphia.
· La Scala’s Birra (1700 E Passyunk Ave) – Offering a large selection of Italian American favorites and creative pizzas all made fresh daily.
· Le Virtù (1927 E Passyunk Ave) – Elevated Abruzzo Italian fare, showcased via pasta and salumi plus thoughtful wine and beverage programs.
· Noir Restaurant & Bar (1919 E Passyunk Ave) – Montreal influenced Italian cuisine with our seasonally inspired appetizers, entrees and desserts.
· Ocho Rios Parrilla (1710 E Passyunk Ave) – Traditional Caribbean Island food and cocktail recipes with fast, friendly service and a fun, lively, neighborhood vibe.
· Perla (1535 S 11th St) – Offering guests prix fixe Filipino feasts served on bamboo leaves and eaten “kamayan,” Tagalog for “by hand.”
· Pistolas Del Sur (1934 E Passyunk Ave) – Laid-back restaurant known for inventive takes on guacamole and a robust Mexican-influenced menu spanning both land and sea.
· River Twice (1601 E Passyunk Ave) – Chef Randy Rucker’s modern American restaurant dedicated to sustainably sharing the richness of the region’s bounty through intimate Chef’s Counter experiences and tasting menu format dinners.
· The Dutch (1537 S 11th St) – The popular eatery known for reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics helmed by Chefs Lee Styer and Kevin Waters.
The full list of participating restaurants and businesses, plus their menus and dates of participation will be available to view here. Reservations are strongly encouraged; information for booking is available on the bottom of each menu page.
Please support your servers, the industry, and our community by tipping generously.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week is sponsored by Samuels and Son, Stella Artois, Fulton Bank, Passyunk Post, and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation. For additional information and for a complete list of businesses along East Passyunk Avenue, go to their website https://www.visiteastpassyunk.com and follow EPABID on Facebook.com/eastpassyunk | Twitter: @EPassyunkAve | Instagram: @eastpassyunk.
ABOUT EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 160+ independently owned shops and restaurants that perfectly balance the best of old and new. East Passyunk is a mile-long continuously walkable corridor mixing boutique shopping, world-class cuisine, and world-famous cheese steaks, with trendy shops, handmade arts, and popular events. More than 50 eateries offer a diverse array of dining options, from authentic traditional Italian, to fine contemporary American, to Mexican, Asian, gastropubs and more, including many regulars on Philly’s top best-of lists. Centered around the beautiful Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor is a South Philly gem.