Thursday, January 19, 2012

Food Events @ Penn

Restaurant Week Winter 2012
What: It's that time of year again! Restaurant Week gives you the opportunity to indulge in your favorite restaurant or try a new place. All participants offer 3-4 course prix fixe menus at affordable prices. See the list of participating restaurants and their menus here.
Where: Center City restaurants
When: January 22–27 and January 29–February 3
Cost: $20 for lunch, $35 for dinner

Chinese New Year 2012
What: Ring in the Year of the Dragon with Chinatown festivities! Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) will kick things off with its first ever Flower Market (January 21-22, 10 am-4 pm). The Abakus Chinese New Year Party happens January 21 (6-9 pm) and the New Year’s Eve Midnight Celebration takes place on January 22 starting at 10:45 pm. The annual Chinese New Year parade (January 29, 11 am-2:30 pm) is not to be missed! Uwishunu has an excellent guide detailing other fun New Year's activities.
Where: Various locations (primarily Chinatown)
When: Various event dates and times (read "What" section)

Roundye Noodle Bar Pop-Up
What: Roundeye Noodle will be holding a pop-up restaurant on Jan. 29, 2012 at Matyson. Conceptualized by longtime buddies Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh (four-year Matyson veteran and food and retail marketing expert, respectively), Roundeye Noodle is "a hip noodle spot run by two white boys from the suburbs," with a menu featuring inventive spins on classic noodle dishes like pho, ramen, and soba (i.e. Duck Pho with duck leg dumplings, foie gras, pickled turnips). Check out more info here.
Where: Matyson, 37 S. 19th Street
When: Sunday, January 29, starting at 4 pm
Cost: Pay as you go

Davio's Valentine's Day Dinner
What: Bring your date to Davio's, Philadelphia's favorite Northern Italian Steakhouse, for a romantic rendezvous this Valentine’s Day. Davio’s is offering a special four-course prix fixe menu including items such as the Crispy Fried Oyster, Lobster Ravioli, and Petite Filet Mignon for only $75.00 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Forgetting the flowers and chocolate? Don’t stress. All guests will receive one complimentary flower and handmade chocolates prepared by our Pastry Chef Thomas Heck to take home. What’s not to love? Reservations are required and can be made by calling 215-563-4810.
Where: Davio's Philadelphia, 111 South 17th Street
When: Tuesday, February 14, 5 pm-11 pm
Cost: $75

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