East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022: What to expect

East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022
KC Tinari

If you haven’t been to the lively South Philly neighborhood of East Passyunk in a while, you now have a very tasty incentive to do so.

From Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 11, Philadelphians can indulge in everything that East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022 has to offer. This annual event, from the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, is in its 10th year and features restaurants offering expanded price points serving three-course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner. Diners can check out the meals for indoor/outdoor dining service, or for some takeaway options. 

Price points range from $20 to $55, and the options for cuisines range even more with French to Italian to Vietnamese and beyond being served up. As a release states, this year patrons can also expect prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus from newcomers as well as returning favorites priced at $20, $30, $40, and $55 for exclusive, elevated experiences. 

East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022
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“East Passyunk restaurants are the heart and soul of the neighborhood and represent what it means to be dedicated to the Philadelphia food scene,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “Supporting them now is a way to make sure they’ll be able to continue offering a variety of dining options, including recent award-winners and accolade recipients as well as avenue classics.” 

A few highlights for East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022 include Bing Bing Dim Sum (1648 E. Passyunk Ave.) a popular non-traditional dim sum and Chinese spot featuring dishes with a Jewish twist; Flannel (1819 E. Passyunk Ave.) an all day southern cafe featuring comfort food favorites, unique dishes, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights; Le Virtù (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.) a venue focused on Italy’s Abruzzo region showcased via pasta and salumi, plus thoughtful wine and beverage programs; Gabriella’s Vietnam (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) an authentic contemporary Vietnamese BYOB that brings soulful Vietnamese street eats to South Philadelphia; and Triangle Tavern (1338 S. 10th Street) a fixture in the South Philadelphia Italian and comfort food scene with reportedly, some of the best vegan and vegetarian dishes in the city, according to a release.

A few other favorites include Ember & Ash, an eatery from Chefs Scott Calhoun and Dave Feola, along with GM Gianna Spatoulas that opened in early 2020. Priced in the $55 range, what Philadelphians can expect for their Restaurant Week menu includes heirloom squash soup, beef tartare, grilled monkfish, coal baked potatoes, a basque style cheesecake and more.  

East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022
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Townsend EPX (1623 E. Passyunk Ave.) is another fan favorite in the $55 range. On the menu at this newly reinvented hotspot is white vegetable bisque, potato gnocchi, butternut-squash truffle gratin, Lamb Loin ‘en Crepinette’, berry pavlova, flourless chocolate cake and more. 

P’unk Burger (1823 E. Passyunk Ave.) on the other hand will show diners what East Passyunk Restaurant Week 2022 has to offer in the $20 bracket. With choices for both lunch and dinner, Philadelphians can sink their teeth into a variety of fries (think sweet potato and Idaho with sea salt,) mozzarella sticks, pickle chips, a variety of burgers (think spinach feta, stuffed jalapeno popper, classic bacon cheeseburger and more) plus a variety of shakes and soft drinks ranging from a vegan salted caramel banana shake to a  coffee fudge truffle shake. 

In the $30 range, Philadelphians can head to plenty of options including Cantina Los Caballitos with options including vegan sopes, pulled pork adobe tamales, alambre mixto, vegan chicken torta, tres leches cake and more. 

Some establishments require patrons to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. For specific policies, please consult directly with participating establishments. To find see the full list of participants, menus, and participation details for each individual restaurant, visit eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com. Reservation information is available on the bottom of each menu page. 

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