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Old City Eats Kicks Off with Second Street Block Party on June 1st

Marilyn Johnson

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats, kicking off with the Old City Eats Block Party on Thursday, June 1, and running every Thursday through August 31, 2023.
Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, June 1st with Second Street Block Party.Photo byKory Aversa

Old City Eats will offer discounted small plates, cocktails, and cold beers every Thursday this summer at over 20 restaurants, bars, and eateries between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

For the kick-off block party on Thursday, June 1, there will be outdoor food, drink, entertainment, vendors, and more on 2nd Street (between Market and Chestnut) for one night only between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Celebrate summer in the city with the best eats and sips in the region at top spots in Old City. 

The current list of Old City Eats restaurants and bars includes:

• Amada *

• Amina

• Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar *

• Franklin Social

• Fringe Bar

• Khyber Pass Pub *

• Kick Axe Throwing

• Las Bugambilias *

• Lucha Cartel

• National Mechanics

• Nick’s Bar & Grille *

• Panorama

• The Olde Bar *

• The Plough & the Stars *

• Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

• Red Owl Tavern

• Royal Boucherie *

• Sassafras *

• Stratus Lounge

• Vista Peru *

* Block Party Participants to date - more TBD

“Old City Eats shines the spotlight on the neighborhood’s impressive and evolving list of dining options,” said Old City District Executive Director Job Itzkowitz. “With 20+ restaurants and bars participating, there’s something to appeal to every palette, including Italian, Irish, Cuban, Mexican, Spanish, and other global cuisines. We have as diverse of a culinary scene as anywhere in the city! Whether you visit an old favorite or experience something new, Old City Eats will take you on a culinary journey that will last all summer long.”

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey food, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond. Email Marilyn at with food and travel news. If you liked this article, throw Marilyn a coffee! Follow Marilyn on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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