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Five-course eating and drinking tour of East Passyunk Avenue

It’s normal to stop in one of the abundance of great restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue for a multiple-course meal with a reservation, but how about a five-course meal, with each course at a different restaurant?


Try the soup dumplings at Bing Bing Dim Sum.

Zagat rounded up five restaurants for you to “spend an evening exploring this South Philly stretch of culinary talent from the comfort of no-reservations bar seats.”

So what spots made the list?

Course 0ne: Happy Hour at Palladino’s, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave. Stop by between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays or between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekends. Happy Hour specials include $5 wines and $7 cocktails.

Course two: Pastas at Le Virtu, 1927 E. Passyunk Ave. Zagat recommends trying Chef Joe Cicala’s maccheroni alla mugnaia.

Course three: Dim Sum at, you guessed it, Bing Bing Dim Sum, 1648 E. Passyunk Ave. The relatively new-to-the-avenue location serves a variety of asian-inspired dishes. The article recommends the miso ramen pork soup dumplings.

Course four: Tastes at Townsend, 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. Enjoy the cocktail menu here from bartender Keith Raimondi and sommelier Lauren Harris.

Course five: Dessert at Brigantessa, 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. For your final course, Zagat recommends the Cassata Siciliana, which is a Southern Italian sponge cake, filled with pistachio cream, along with buffalo ricotta and candied fruit.

The whole roundup is worth a read, so head over to Zagat to check it out.

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3 Responses to Five-course eating and drinking tour of East Passyunk Avenue

  1. DJ Joey FM November 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Course One: Happy Hour at Chiarella’s
    Course Two: Pasta with fruit flies at Chiarella’s
    Course Three: Cigarette break at Chiarella’s
    Course Four: Angry owner tirades at Chiarella’s
    Course Five: Fight club in the Acme parking lot

    • Nik November 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

      Possibly the funniest thing I have read all week. Thanks for the laugh.

  2. Lou_100x November 30, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Best. Comment. Ever.

    FWIW, the “Chiarella fight club” usually took place at the Fountain, around 2 AM.

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