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University City Dining Days

Spice up your summer with a special dinner in University City

Distrito restaurant by Jose Garces

Distrito is one of many participating restaurants Credit: Photo courtesy Distrito


July 17-27, 2014


Dining Days are back — and just in time to add a little spice to your summer.

This is your chance to finally visit some of the restaurants in University City that you’ve been dying to try. Or perhaps you are just learning of the excellent and diverse dining options that abound in this neighborhood located just “left of center” — Center City that is.

Whatever the case, be sure you grab a group of friends and make a reservation (or two) at the restaurants of your choice. Then head across the Schuylkill River during Dining Days and enjoy.

More than 25 of the neighborhood’s most popular eateries are offering diners (that’s you) special three-course, prix fixe dinners for either $15, $25 or $35 per person. It’s a great way to try some of the area’s exciting new restaurants or to return to a longtime favorite.


Visit chef Jose Garces’ Distrito for a $35 three-course meal of fare inspired by the tastes of Mexico city — think mahi mahi tacos, guacamole and enchiladas.

Make a reservation at Dock Street Brewery for a $15 pizza-centric meal complete with a salad, a variety of ‘za choices and an Italian dessert.

Visit the relatively-new coZara restaurant for a $15 meal featuring Japanese plates like mushroom wontons, Hawaiian Albacore poke, braised pork belly and more.

Additional participating restaurants include Han Dynasty, Gold Standard Cafe, Pod, City Tap House and Vientiane Cafe.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit University City District. It is advised that you call ahead to confirm whether your restaurant of choice is charging $15, $25 or $35 per person.


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