And the best news is that it’s not all just chicken or salmon. We’ve been burned by restaurant week menus before in Center City, after having been lured in by the prospect of a deal and not interested in the two cheapest offerings on the menu. But Passyunk don’t play like that.
All the heavy hitters are there under the $35 category, including buzzed-about Will, Fond, Le Virtu and Stateside, but also old favorites like Mamma Maria and under-appreciated gems like Paradiso. But there is another $25 tier that features some great deals from the Cantina, Birra and Marra’s. Click through the jump to see a sampling of some of the better entree offerings.
Though it’s still early, the East Passyunk Business Improvement District is organizing an East Passyunk restaurant week for the end of winter.
The BID is still lining up the final restaurant … um… line-up, which will offer lunch and dinner menus at $15, $25 and $35 for three courses. It runs Feb. 24 to March 2. Mark you calendar, early birds. There was an RW in 2009 that was part of a wider endeavor in Chestnut Hill, Northern Liberties and other neighborhoods, but since the BID is organizing this one, it could turn into a regular event.
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Restaurant weeks tend to have mixed reviews, with complaints about subpar service and crappier menus, but they sure are popular. Not that Passyunk needs any help attracting restaurant patrons, but the Center City District just released numbers about its latest restaurant week and it attracted 240,845 diners at 132 restaurants, a 24 percent increase in diners over last year. So, it couldn’t hurt here, right?