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Philly Homegrown + Center City District: Making Restaurant Week a Little Bit More Local

Photos courtesy from top left: Table 31; Lacroix at The Rittenhouse; Buddakan; Percy Street Barbecue

Exciting news, local food lovers! During the next Restaurant Week, Center City District and Philly Homegrown are joining forces to promote locally grown produce in featured dishes at all participating Restaurant Week locations. That means each restaurant that’s taking part in Center City Restaurant Week will showcase at least one dish that uses the bounty of vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry, seafood or herbs available in our region. As you peruse the different menus online, look for a tractor symbol. It indicates a locally sourced dish.

In addition to the local menu items, there’s lots of other good stuff in store. Center City District is working on a fancy new online cookbook called “Center City Cooks” that will feature favorite dishes from area restaurants. You’ll find it online starting on September 12.

If you’re driving into the city for a dining deal, know that the Philadelphia Parking Association and Philadelphia Parking Authority will be offering parking for just $9 at dozens of lots and garages all over Center City. Because ever aspect of Restaurant Week should be a bargain.

Center City District Restaurant Week runs for two weeks, September 12-16 and September 18-23. There are nearly 120 restaurants offering $35 three-course dinner options and and 51 eateries dishing up three-course lunches for just $20 as well. Now you just have to make reservations and get psyched for another great Restaurant Week!