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Center City Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today With The Launch Of A New Digital Cookbook

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In conjunction with this fall's Restaurant Week, Center City District has released a special digital cookbook with 20 recipes from Garces Trading Company, R2L, Le Bec-Fin, Porcini, El Vez and other Center City restaurants. (Photos courtesy Center City District)

It’s here! Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank kicks off today, running through Friday, September 16 and picking up again September 18-23.

Not only will you find three-course dinners for just $35 in 119 restaurants and three-course lunches for just $20 in more than 100 local eateries, but the event has a local, green twist as well. We have partnered with Center City District to promote locally grown food by having every single participating restaurant feature a local dish.

You’ll recognize the local dish on each menu thanks to a special local food tractor icon. (See example menu with the Tractor icon below.)

In addition, starting today Center City District will choose some of your treasured dishes from your favorite restaurants and compile the recipes in a brand new online cookbook, “Center City Cooks.” Online you’ll find more than a dozen seasonal recipes and other useful cooking information.

Plus, we’re giving away two restaurant gift certificates: one for $100 to Stephen Starr’s The Dandelion and one for $100 to Ellen Yin’s Fork. (Note: the gift cards don’t need to be redeemed during Restaurant Week.) CLICK HERE to enter.

And click here for a full list of participating restaurants and preview their menus for Center City Restaurant Week. Note that the Philadelphia Parking Association and Philadelphia Parking Authority will offer discounted $9 (or less) parking at dozens of lots and garages all over Center City.

Don’t miss all the fun, excitement and fresh flavors of Center City District Restaurant Week.

Center City District Restaurant Week
When: September 12-16 and September 18-23
Where: Center City District
Cost: $35 for dinner, $20 for lunch
More info:

Look out for the red Tractor icon on Restaurant Week menus — the icon will indicate when a featured menu item is made with a locally sourced ingredient. (Credit: GPTMC)

Shank’s Original Celebrating 50th Anniversary With 79 Cent Roast Pork Sandwiches Throughout September

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Shank's Pork Italiano

Starting today, Shank's roast pork sandwich got even tastier. (Photo courtesy Shank's)

Getting old is not a bad thing. Shank’s Original is celebrating their 50th anniversary with retro-priced sandwiches.

Throughout the entire month of September (that means today!), Shank’s is featuring their roast pork sandwich for 79 cents, usually priced at $6.

Shank & Evelyn’s popular luncheonette opened in the Italian Market back in 1962, back when Johnny Carson launched late night TV, McDonald’s introduced the 50 cent hamburger and the Beatles had invaded America.

Today, Shank’s Original carries on the legacy from so many years ago, including a menu based on Shank’s original recipes. All month long, you’ll be able to enjoy Shank’s sumptuous hot roast pork, dripping with au jus, and nestled between a fresh baked roll for just 79 cents, after 2 p.m.

Shank’s is open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

Shank’s Original
901 South Delaware Avenue