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OLD CITY EATS KICKS OFF WITH BLOCK PARTY
THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, 5:00-9:00PM!
 
Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, June 20th, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-9:00pm.  
 

Old City Eats runs every Thursday through August 29th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, with more than 40 participating restaurants offering dining deals!

 

The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party on June 20th will feature more than 20 Old City Eats participants.  Stroll 2nd Street and enjoy live music as Old City showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the neighborhood’s best food and drinks! Enjoy Irish tunes at the Plough & the Stars, and DJ Decybals joined by dancers from AlgoRhythm Studio at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar!  Plus, Nauti Mermaid Crab House + Piano Bar will bring dueling pianos for some lively and interactive sing-a-longs. Old City Eats participants will also offer food and drink specials at their respective locations. 

 

Old City Eats offerings are designed to appeal to neighborhood locals, to people looking to enjoy sips with their co-workers, and to tourists exploring America’s most historic square mile.

 

Old City Eats dining and drink options may be updated during the summer by participating restaurants. Please check Old City’s website, as well as with the participating restaurant, for any changes.

 

This year, Old City Eats is sponsored by AARPBacardiMiller High LifeParkway, and Yelp.

 

Old City Eats Participant List – (*) denotes Block Party Participants

 

Amada*

217 Chestnut Street

New to Old City Eats Block Party this year

Block Party Menu:

Food: Tarta de Queso (Spanish Cheesecake, Passion Fruit Curd)

Drink: Tie Me Up Tie Me Down (Grey Goose Vodka, Lemon, Rosemary)

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Datiles con Almendras (Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates, Almonds, Cabrales)

Cocktail: Irish Matador (Powers, Ginger, Elderflower, Lemon)

 

Baby Buns*

111 S. Independence Mall E (The Bourse)

New to Old City Eats and Old City Eats Block Party this year

Block Party Menu:

Food: Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken Sliders topped with Caribbean Slaw (Pikliz), Roasted Sweet Plantains topped with Cojito Cheese

Drinks: Powers whiskey Haitian Punch, Frozen Rose

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Taste of Philly: Pork Jawn $5 instead of $10 per order, (Braised pork, bao bun, napa slaw, topped with chipotle mayo)

Cocktail: Red Rose Sangria Slushie

 

Bleu Martini

24 S. 2nd Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Cajun Shrimp Cornbread, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Cocktail: Mojito Loco featuring Bacardi

Beer: Miller High Life

 

Buddakan*

325 Chestnut Street

New to Old City Eats Block Party this year

Block Party Menu:

Food: Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls, Pork Belly Bao Buns

Drink: Sumatra Sparkler (Bacardi coconut, pineapple juice, sparkling wine)

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Edamame Dumplings

Cocktail: The Golden Rule (Barcardi Silver, Calamansi puree, Tamarind Syrup, Orange juice)

 

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine (BYOB)

132 Chestnut Street

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Korean Fried Chicken (Double fried boneless -skinless chicken, Choice of  sauce : Original Chili or Honey- Soy), Spicy Pork Bun (Pan fried spicy pork in asian bun), Mung Bean Pancake (Pan seared crispy mung bean pancake)

 

Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks

214 Market Street

 

Chlöe (BYOB)

232 Arch Street

Please note: Chlöe will be closed the month of August

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: A different appetizer every week for $5 that will post on our Instagram  account each week

 

Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar*

138 Market Street

Block Party Menu:

Food: Cheesesteak Eggrolls

Drink: It’s Always Stormy in Philadelphia (Bacardi, ginger, lime, club soda)

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Cocktail: Dark and Bubbly (Bacardi Gold, ginger, lime, pomegranate, sparkling)

 

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar*

10 S. 2nd Street

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: Mama Amelia’s Chicken Empanadas 

Cocktails: Rum punch featuring Bacardi and Classic Mojito (with or without a Cuba Libre-branded coconut!)

Beer: select beer

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Tropical chips and trio of dips (v) - Plantain and malanga chips, black bean hummus, roasted cauliflower with curried onions hummus, and Cuba Libre salsa

Cocktail: Classic Daiquiri with Bacardi 4 year, guarapo (fresh-pressed sugarcane) and fresh lime juice

Beer: select beer

 

Farmicia Food & Tonics

15 S. 3rd Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Meatballs

Cocktail: Voodoo Crush (cazadores blanco tequila, fresh watermelon, jalapeño simple syrup, lime juice)

 

Fork

306 Market Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Select small plate

Cocktail: Select featured cocktail

 

The Franklin Fountain*

116 Market Street

Block Party Menu:

Franklin Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bars, hard ice flavors: Vanilla/ Hydrox /Blueberry/ Vegan Blueberry/ Honeycomb available in cups or waffle cones

Old City Eats Menu:

Sundae: Peach Melba Parfait (peach ice cream, raspberry compote, almonds, ruffled whipped cream)

Ice Cream Soda: Ladies’ Choice (Raspberry Soda with Peach ice cream topped with Sweet Cream and crushed Raspberries)

 

Franklin Social

401 Chestnut Street

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Deviled Eggs (crispy pork belly bits, micro celery), Roasted Garlic Hummus (pita, kalamata olives), “South Street” Sliders (southern fried chicken, pickles, slaw, Sriracha aioli)

Cocktail: Betsy Ross (Bacardi Rum, Fresh Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Shaken, Strained, Served up in a Martini Glass, Thyme Garnish)

 

Freebyrd Chicken

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 one chicken sandwich slider any style

Beer: $3 16oz tall boy cans of beer, including Miller High Life

 

The Gaslight

120 Market Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Half price select appetizers

Cocktail: $5 cocktail featuring Bacardi

Beer: Miller High Life

 

Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen

126 Chestnut Street

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Roasted Mushroom Mac and Cheese with Black Truffle

Cocktail: Hibster, featuring Grey Goose

Beer: Happy Hour Rotating Drafts, Miller High Life

 

Grubhouse

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Wings

Cocktail: $5 Bacon Bloody Mary

Beer: $5 any beer

 

High Street on Market*

308 Market Street

Block Party Menu:

Food: Tabbouleh Grain Salad (farro, couscous, asparagus, sunbutter)

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Cheese Curds

 

JJ Bootleggers*

35 S. 2nd Street

Block Party Menu:

Food: Mac n Cheese, Boneless Wings

Cocktail: Rum Runner featuring Bacardi

Beer: Miller High Life

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Select Appetizers

Cocktail: Rum Runner featuring Bacardi

Beer: Miller High Life

 

Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen*

201 S. Columbus Boulevard

Old City Eats Block Party Menu:

Food: Bang Bang Tacos

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: goat cheese fritters (Elderflower honey, blackened pepper, chipotle cumin aioli), avocado toast (Hass avocado, lemon zest, feta cheese, toy box tomato, multigrain points), cheesesteak landing eggrolls (Shaved steak, caramelized onion, provolone, cheddar whiz), spinach and red pepper flatbread (Garlic, mozzarella cheese, aged balsamic)

Cocktail: Mojito (Bacardi Añejo Cuatro rum, lime juice, simple syrup, mint, club soda)

Beer: Miller High Life

 

Khyber Pass Pub*

56 S. 2nd Street

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Fried okra, $5 Pulled Pork & slaw

Cocktail: Flower Power Sour (Powers whiskey, sour, hibiscus lavender jasmine bitters)

Beer: $5 select beer

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Fried okra

Cocktail: select cocktail

Beer: select beer

 

LALO

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Lumpia Shanghai

 

Lucha Cartel*

207 Chestnut Street

Block Party and Old City Eats Menu:

Food: Empanadas

Cocktail: House margarita (Tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup)

 

Makhani Modern Indian* (BYOB)

7 N. 3rd Street

New to Old City Eats and Old City Eats Block Party this year

Block Party Menu:

Food: Veggie samosa, Veggie Pakora, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Makhani, Chicken Briyani, Naan

Drink: Mango Lassi, Mango Juice

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate:  Everything on the Appetizer Section

Drink: Mango Lassi, Mango Juice

 

Marmont Steakhouse

222 Market Street

New to Old City Eats this year

 

Mighty Melt

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Honey whipped chevre with arugula and prosciutto on sesame sourdough toast

Beer: Miller High Life

 

National Mechanics

22 S. 3rd Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Plantain chips and guacamole

Cocktail: Strawberry Daiquiri

 

Nauti Mermaid Crab House + Piano Bar*

110 Chestnut Street

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: Crab Cake

Cocktail: Mermaid Punch with Bacardi Rum, Nauti Orange Crush

Beer:  Miller High Life

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Steamed Mussels

Cocktail:  Nauti Orange Crush

 

Nick’s Bar & Grille*

16 S. 2nd Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: housemade eggrolls and pulled pork nachos

Cocktail: Powers whiskey neat

Beer: $12 Miller High Life buckets and $3 bottles

 

The Olde Bar*

125 Walnut Street

New to Old City Eats Block Party this year

Old City Eats Block Party Menu:

Food:  Shrimp Salad Roll

Cocktail: Fitzgerald (gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura Bitters)

Beer: Miller High Life

Bottled Water

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $7.50 Olde Bar Fries (crab, lobster butter, oyster stoudt, & cheddar fondue)

Cocktail: $5 Fitzgerald (gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, Angostura Bitters)

Beer: Miller High Life (Draft)

 

Panorama

14 N. Front Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 menu items: Chicken Skewer (Sicilian harissa barbeque), Pork Belly (pecorino, black pepper, caramelized honey), Bruschetta (seasonal), Pasta del Giorno

Cocktail: $5 Sunset Margarita (Cazadores Blanco Tequila, Aperol,  Agave, Lime, Triple Sec Liqueur, Fee Bros Grapefruit Bitters on ice)

Beer: $5 select beer

Wine: $5 Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo, Canale '16

Wine: $5 Pinot Grigio/Inzolia “Siciliane” Casale delVino '17

 

Philly’s Gourmet Steaks

114 Market Street

New to Old City Eats this year

 

Pinch*

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats and Block Party this year

Old City Eats Block Party Menu:

Food: Pork or Vegan Dumplings Steamed Only

Drink: Mango or Strawberry Bubble Tea, with Tapioca Pearls

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: 3 Dumplings (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Vegan) pick 3

 

Pinot Boutique Wine Bar

227 Market Street

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 Brie bites with smokey fig and roasted garlic

Wine: $5 select wine

 

The Plough & the Stars*

123 Chestnut Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Pastry Pockets Du Jour, Lamb Lollys with Plough Potato Chips & Homemade Mint Sauce, Mushroom Cheese Fricassee (A rich Truffle Broth with Portobello Mushrooms, melted Smoked Gouda, & Prosciutto alongside rustic bread),  Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Applewood Smoked Bacon & Balsamic Reduction

Cocktail: Hemingway (A classic cocktail of Bacardi, Simple Syrup, Lime & Grapefruit juices served up), Irish Mule (Powers Irish Whiskey, Barritt's Jamaican Ginger Beer, Lime on the rocks)

Beer: Miller High Life

 

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Spicy calamari (pickled peppers, goat cheese)

Cocktail: CocoLoco (Bacardi lime, coconut water, mint, fresh lemon)

Beer: Miller High Life

Positano Coast is also extending Happy Hour specials until 8pm during Old City Eats

 

Rebel Taco

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Chicken taco, pork taco, vegetable taco

Cocktail: House margarita

 

Red Owl Tavern*

433 Chestnut Street

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: Crab & Corn Fritters

 

Revolution House*

200 Market Street

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: Chicken Bombs, Bruschetta

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $6 Bruschetta Board, $7 Chicken Kabobs

 

Royal Boucherie*

52 S. 2nd Street

Block Party Menu:

Food: Pork Chips

Drink: Bacardi Rum Punch

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Pork stuffed fried olives

Cocktail: Bacardi Rum Punch

 

Sassafras*

48 S. 2nd Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Everything Pretzel (House Made Pretzel, Sea Salt & Everything Seasoning,

Served with Mustard Cheese Sauce), Bag of Housemade Onion Cheddar Chips

Cocktail: Powers Presbyterian (Powers Irish Whiskey, House Made Ginger Syrup, Ginger Ale, Lime Zest)

 

Scoop DeVille

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E.

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 any size scoop selection premium small-batch homemade ice cream

 

TAPS Fill Station

The Bourse Food Hall

111 S. Independence Mall E

New to Old City Eats this year

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: $5 wings

Beer: $4 craft beer, $6 wines

 

Tomo Sushi & Ramen (BYOB)

228 Arch Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: Alaskan Hand Roll (salmon, cucumber, avocado), and Spicy Vegan Tuna Hand Roll

 

The Victoria Freehouse

10 S. Front Street

Old City Eats Menu:

Small Plate: 1/2 Priced Pub Snacks including Sausage Roll, Scotch Egg, Welsh Rarebit, Deviled Eggs, Curried Cheese Chips, Bacon Wrapped Dates

Cocktail: Well Mixed Drinks, cocktails featuring Bacardi and Powers

Beer:  $5 Draughts

 

Vista Peru*

20 S. 2nd Street

New to Old City Eats and Block Party this year

Block Party Menu:

Small Plate: Ceviche, Arroz chaufa de pollo

Cocktail: Pisco sour and chilcano, Bacardi superior and coke

For the latest information, visit oldcitydistrict.org, follow @OldCityDistrict on Twitter, Like Old City District on Facebook and follow @oldcityphilly on Instagram! 
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