Old City Eats Returns for Summer at Fifty Restaurants (Thursdays) and 2nd Street Block Party: June 20th, 2019- Philadelphia, PA

4TH ANNUAL OLD CITY EATS KICKS OFF WITH 2ND STREET BLOCK PARTY ON JUNE 20TH, EATS RETURNS TO 50 RESTAURANTS EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH AUG. 29TH 

*Fork, High Street on Market, Royal Boucherie, Buddakan, Continental, Makhani Modern Indian and many others to offer happy hour discounts on small plates, cocktails and beer*

Philadelphia, PA — Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, June 20, 2019, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street, between Market and Chestnut, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party will feature 20+ Old City Eats restaurant and bar 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. After next week’s kick-off party, Old City Eats will run every Thursday through August 29, 2019, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. More than 50 participating restaurants and bars will offer at least one half-priced small plate and discounted cocktails and beers featuring Bacardi, Powers Irish Whiskey, and Miller High Life. The full list of participating restaurants, along with their menus, is found at oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityeats.  Old City Eats is sponsored in 2019 by AARP, Bacardi, Miller High Life, Parkway and Yelp. 

Old City Eats spotlights the best of Old City’s culinary scene all summer long, that now includes over 100 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other eateries. Old City Eats features food, cocktails and an atmosphere that will appeal to every taste including newcomers like Buddakan, Franklin Social, Makhani Modern Indian and members of The Bourse Food Hall, plus constant trendsetters like Fork and High Street on Market, the ever-popular Continental and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, neighborhood mainstays like Khyber Pass Pub and Nick’s Bar & Grille, and outdoor dining destinations like Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti and Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen.

“Our focus for Old City Eats is spotlighting the neighborhood’s impressive and evolving list of dining options,” said Old City District Executive Director Job Itzkowitz. “With more than 40 restaurants and bars participating, there’s something to appeal to every palette, including Italian, Cuban, French, Mexican, Peruvian, British and other global cuisines. We have as diverse of a culinary scene as anywhere in the city! Whether you visit an old favorite or experience something new, Old City Eats will take you on a culinary journey that will last all summer long.”  

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

For 2019, look for the following to join the line-up for the block party: Amada, Baby Buns, Buddakan, Makhani Modern Indian, The Olde Bar, Pinch, Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen and Vista Peru. New for the summer-long eats program, look for deals at Baby Buns, Buk Chon Korean Cuisine, Freebyrd Chicken, Glory Beer Bar & Kitchen, Grubhouse, Franklin Social, LALO, Makhani Modern Indian, Marmont Steakhouse, Mighty Melt, Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, Pinch, Pinot Boutique Wine Bar, Rebel Taco, Scoop DeVille and TAPS Fill Station. 


OLD CITY EATS PARTICIPANTS AND MENUS

(B) Denotes Block Party Participants

Amada (B)

217 Chestnut Street
https://philadelphia.amadarestaurant.com/
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 (B)

111 S. Independence Mall E (The Bourse)
https://www.instagram.com/babybunphilly/
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
http://bleumartiniphilly.com/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Cajun Shrimp Cornbread, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Cocktail: Mojito Loco featuring Bacardi
Beer: Miller High Life

Buddakan (B) 

325 Chestnut Street
https://buddakan.com/
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

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
http://camposdeli.com/

Chlöe (BYOB)

232 Arch Street
https://www.chloebyob.com/
Please note: Chlöe will be closed the month of August

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

Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar (B)

138 Market Street
http://www.continentalmartinibar.com/

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 (B)

10 S. 2nd Street
http://www.cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/philadelphia/

Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: Mama Amelia’s Empanadas ($5 each)
Cocktail: rum punch featuring Bacardi, and 5 mojitos
Beer: select beers

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Tropical chips and trio of dips (v) – plantain and malaga chips, black bean hummus, roasted cauliflower with curried onions hummus, Cuba Libre salsa
Cocktail: classic Daiquiri with Bacardi 4 year, guarapo and lime
Beer: select beer

Farmicia Food & Tonics

15 S. 3rd Street
http://farmiciarestaurant.com/

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
https://forkrestaurant.com/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Select small plate
Cocktail: Select featured cocktail

The Franklin Fountain (B)

116 Market Street
http://www.franklinfountain.com/

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
http://renaissance-hotels.marriott.com/renaissance-philadelphia-downtown-hotel
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

www.freebyrdchicken.com
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
https://www.thegaslightphilly.com/

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
http://www.gloryphilly.com/
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.

http://www.grubhousephilly.com/
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 (B)

308 Market Street
http://highstreetonmarket.com/

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

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Cheese Curds

JJ Bootleggers (B)

35 S. 2nd Street
https://jjbootleggers.com/

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 (B)

201 S. Columbus Boulevard
http://ropeandanchorkitchen.com/

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 (B)

56 S. 2nd Street
http://www.khyberpasspub.com/

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.
https://www.lalophilly.com/
New to Old City Eats this year

Small Plate: Lumpia Shanghai

Lucha Cartel (B)

207 Chestnut Street
https://www.luchacartel.com/

Block Party and Old City Eats Menu:
Food: Empanadas
Cocktail: House margarita (Tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup)

Makhani Modern Indian (BYOB) (B)

7 N. 3rd Street
https://eatmakhani.com/
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 including Tandoori Chicken Chicken Wings 
Drink: Mango Lassi, Mango Juice

Marmont Steakhouse

222 Market Street
http://www.marmont.net/
New to Old City Eats this year

Mighty Melt

The Bourse Food Hall
111 S. Independence Mall E.

https://www.mightymeltphilly.com/
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
https://www.nationalmechanics.com/

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Plantain chips and guacamole
Cocktail: Strawberry Daiquiri

Nauti Mermaid Crab House + Piano Bar (B)

110 Chestnut Street
http://nautimermaidphilly.com/

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 (B)

16 S. 2nd Street
https://www.facebook.com/nicksroastbeefoldcity/

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 (B)

125 Walnut Street
http://theoldebar.com/
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
www.panoramawinebar.com

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
https://www.phillysgourmetsteaks.com/
New to Old City Eats this year

Pinch (B)

The Bourse Food Hall
111 S. Independence Mall E.

http://theboursephilly.com/
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
https://www.pinotboutique.com/
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 (B)

1123 Chestnut Street
http://ploughstars.com/

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
http://www.positanocoast.net/

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

Rebel Taco (B)

The Bourse Food Hall
111 S. Independence Mall E.

http://theboursephilly.com/
New to Old City Eats this year

Block Party & Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: Chicken taco, pork taco, vegetable taco
Cocktail: House margarita

Red Owl Tavern (B)

433 Chestnut Street
http://www.redowltavern.com/

Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: Crab & Corn Fritters

Revolution House

200 Market Street
http://www.revolutionhouse.com/

Block Party Menu:
Small Plate: Chicken Bombs, Bruschetta

Old City Eats Menu:
Small Plate: $6 Bruschetta Board, $7 Chicken Kabobs

Royal Boucherie (B)

52 S. 2nd Street
http://www.royalboucherie.com/

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 (B)

48 S. 2nd Street
http://sassafrasbar.com/

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.

http://theboursephilly.com/
https://scoopdevilleicecream.com/
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

https://theboursephilly.com/
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
http://www.tomosushiandramen.com/

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
http://www.victoriafreehouse.com/

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, Miller High Life

Vista Peru (B)

20 S. 2nd Street
https://vistaperuphilly.com/
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 as well as a list of activities and attractions to pair with Old City Eats and the kick-off block party on June 20, visit oldcitydistrict.org, follow @OldCityDistrict on Twitter, Like Old City District on Facebook and follow @oldcityphilly on Instagram!


ABOUT OLD CITY DISTRICT

The Old City District is a special services district, managed by a board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and residents.  Located in the most historic square mile of the United States, Old City is a unique blend of historic influence and modern lifestyles. Old City has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of the city with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours. www.oldcitydistrict.org.


ABOUT AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.


ABOUT BACARDI

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka.

Founded more than 157 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 7,000, operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling, distilling and manufacturing sites in 11 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit www.bacardilimited.com or follow us on Twitter @BacardiLimited or Instagram @BacardiLimited1862.


ABOUT MILLER HIGH LIFE

Miller High Life. Not just another beer — the Champagne of Beers. Welcome to the High Life.

2019 Miller Brewing Company. Milwaukee, WI. Celebrate Responsibly ®


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