With the Democratic National Convention in town, you might expect to see an increase in traffic in the area. But are area restaurants reaping the rewards of this week’s guests to our city? As it turns out, not really.
East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurants have been seeing “average or slower-than-usual” nights during this week’s DNC.
From Philly Mag:
A few restaurants on the more eastern end of the corridor seemed to be doing better, which they attributed to spillover from the “Ahlan Wa Shalan Philly” block party that joined delegates and locals in celebration of Arab Americans on Tuesday at the nearby Singing Fountain.
The hostess at the dim sum restaurant Bing Bing said it seated about 35 parties in an hour-and-a-half beginning at 7 o’clock.
At the Mexican restaurant Caballitos across the street, one waitress reported that its Monday and Tuesday nights weren’t much different than usual. But Tuesday evening, it saw the most convention-goers yet.