Not to be outdone by the other Philadelphia city districts dinning initiatives, the South Street Head House District launches its first restaurant week. “8 Days of Eats,” which will be running until June 28, celebrates all the good eating, from cheesesteaks to champagne, in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city.
This 8 day dining event offers guests $15 and $30 dining options at a variety of South Street favorites. To make the evening even better, restaurants are offering $5 Smart Cards for guests to use anywhere in the city. Ask if they are still available when you make a reservation, quantities are limited. If you can’t get a card, remember that on Wednesday nights after 5:30p.m. the area on South Street and north is free meter parking.
There are over 40 participants in the event, including some new places worth trying out for the first time. Crescent City, specializing in fine Southern cuisine, opened in the end of March. Neighbors were delighted that the long-time abandoned pool hall, located at 900 South St. had been rehabbed into a beautiful 5,400 square foot restaurant. A popular addition on the other end of the street has been Kildare’s Irish Pub. For this event they offer guests hearty selections such as Guinness Stew, Bangers and Mash and Shrimp Boxty.
If you were looking for something more casual, Tommy Gunns, Steaks on South and South St Souvlaki are also event participants.
To help burn off some of your culinary indulgence, Society Hill Dance Academy is offering a beginner’s Ballroom and Latin dance lesson for only $10. Lessons are from 6:15-7:00pm, and you can just drop in-no registration is required. If you are more into spectator sports, South Street offers several blocks of amazing shopping, prefect for an after dinner stroll. If you still have room after dinner, there are always the favorites like Rita’s or Starbucks for something sweet.
Go to the website , www.southstreet.com for a complete listing of participants, as well as sample menu offerings from several restaurants.