Keep Penzeys Spices in Old City!
Old City

Keep Penzeys Spices in Old City!

Penzeys, the beloved spice store at 233 Market Street in Old City, wants to keep its doors open, but it could “use a few more customers,” per an email that went out this week from owner Bill Penzey. The Market Street location opened in 2020 after it vacated The Bourse. Then Covid-19 hit. As with … Continue reading

Cray Taste Old City Introduces Black History Month Menu
Menus / Old City

Cray Taste Old City Introduces Black History Month Menu

Saquan Howard, the chef and owner of Cray Taste Old City, located at 118 Market Street in Philadelphia, is launching a Black History Month menu which pays homage to famous African-American legends throughout history.  Here’s the menu, which will be offered between February 1st and 28th: Hemings Freedom: Fried chicken with mac & cheese and candied yams ($16.99). “James Hemings was … Continue reading

Buddakan Opens for One-Day-Only Lunar New Year Brunch
Brunch / Chinese / Old City

Buddakan Opens for One-Day-Only Lunar New Year Brunch

On Sunday, February 5th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Buddakan will open early for a one-day-only Lunar New Year brunch, served family style and meant to be shared. The brunch service will also feature live performances by the Penn Lions (Pennsylvania’s Premier Traditional Chinese Lion Dance Troupe), showcasing extraordinary dancing at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. … Continue reading

The Curry Blossom Indian Street Food Debuts at Old City Kitchen
Indian / Old City / Pop Ups

The Curry Blossom Indian Street Food Debuts at Old City Kitchen

On Friday, January 13, The Curry Blossom will debut at Old City Kitchen at 218 Market Street from 3 to 7 pm or sold out. Featured Indian street foods include: Chicken Biryani, Cumin Raita, and Mango Lassis. The Curry Blossom is a new Indian Street Food concept by Indian Cooking Instructor and Chef Chetna Macwan. … Continue reading

Local Holiday Shopping at Riverwards Produce
Fishtown / Holidays / Old City

Local Holiday Shopping at Riverwards Produce

Riverwards Produce Market, which has become a haven for shoppers looking to support local purveyors while stocking up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, is hosting their Sixth Annual Holiday Shopping Event at both their Old City and Fishtown locations on Saturday, December 10th from noon to 3 p.m. Customers looking to support and shop local can … Continue reading

Best Deals for Thanksgiving Dinner in Philadelphia
Center City / Holidays / Old City

Best Deals for Thanksgiving Dinner in Philadelphia

There are a lot of Philadelphia restaurants open for Thanksgiving this year. Inflation is affecting everybody this year and prices have gone up on everything. Holiday dining is definitely more expensive this year whether you’re staying home or dining out. I checked a bunch of places offering Thanksgiving dining in Philadelphia and I decided instead … Continue reading

Royal Boucherie Celebrates Five Year Anniversary
Anniversaries / Old City

Royal Boucherie Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Royal Boucherie, Old City’s atmospheric and lively neighborhood restaurant and bar, is commemorating its five year anniversary with a host of spirited offerings occurring on Monday, November 7 through Sunday, November 13. Fans of the acclaimed dining destination can enjoy an exciting rotating menu of celebratory fare, in addition to complimentary glasses of sparkling wine or cider upon arrival.  Chef Christopher Conrow is serving up an assortment … Continue reading

Cray Taste Old City Burger Menu Fundraiser
Burgers / Old City

Cray Taste Old City Burger Menu Fundraiser

Saquan Howard, the chef and owner of Cray Taste Old City, which opened in August of 2021 at 118 Market Street in Philadelphia, is introducing a new burger menu with the intention to raise money for those affected by Sickle Cell Anemia. The fundraiser will begin on Monday, October 3rd and runs through the end of October. The month-long focus – which Howard is … Continue reading

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Cuban / Old City

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at 10 S. 2nd St. in Old City, is kicking-off National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a “Tour of Cuba” menu and a new TikTok recipe series as part of the month-long celebration.    “As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we invite guests to celebrate and honor the … Continue reading

Old City is getting TWO new pizza shops
Old City / Pizza

Old City is getting TWO new pizza shops

Does Old City need more pizza shops? A serious question is about to be answered this Fall when two more pizza shops open in the district. The folks behind Oh Brother at 206 Market Street, home to “Old City’s best cheesesteak,” are opening a wood-fired pizza shop at 212 Market Street, next to Campo’s, replacing … Continue reading