If you’re a “foodie” or just enjoy eating out you will be happy to know that this week is Restaurant Week in Philadelphia. The event is currently running since January 16th until January 21st and will occur again from the 23-28 of January. This includes a 3 course meal for $35 or a similar lunch option for $20 at some of Philly’s finest restaurants. The much anticipated event began in 2003 and has since then expanded from one to two weeks and includes three times the number of participating restaurants.
The cuisine ranges from Mexican to seafood to steak and everything in between. Just some of the over 100 restaurants include: Alma de Cuba which offers modern Cuban cuisine at 16th and Walnut, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse located at 1901 JFK Blvd, and Le Castagne which offers Northern Italian cuisine and is located at 19th and Chestnut. It is nearly impossible to pass up these delectable options that on a normal day could break the bank. The additional lunch option makes this even more affordable for these gourmet restaurants. Also, many of the restaurants suggest BYOB. You can find a full list of participating restaurants at http://centercityphila.org/life/RestaurantWeek.php and make a reservation directly on the website. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible because tables fill up extremely fast!