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East Passyunk Restaurant Week Kicks Off At End Of The Month

From left to right: Renee Gilinger executive director of the East Passyunk Ave business Improvement District, Gordon Dinerman owner of Birra and Lynn Rinaldi owner of Paradiso and Izumi. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

From left to right: Renee Gilinger executive director of the East Passyunk Ave business Improvement District, Gordon Dinerman owner of Birra and Lynn Rinaldi owner of Paradiso and Izumi. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia kicks off its first-ever Restaurant Week later this month.

East Passunk Avenue Restaurant Week takes place February 24th through March 2nd; and Renee Gilinger, Executive Director of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District points out those dates run through the weekend. “We have three courses for either $15, $25 or $35.”

Gordon Dinnerman, owner of Birra Restaurant says he’s excited about Restaurant Week on East Passyunk Avenue, especially after being named “food neighborhood of the year” by Zagat’s.

“We have a lot to offer,” says Dinnerman. “A lot of different restaurants, a lot of great food.  Some of the top restaurants in the city are down here.”

And Lynn Rinaldi, chef/owner of Paradiso and Izumi restaurants says folks will not be disappointed.

“My expectations are really high,” Rinaldi says. “We’ve already seen a bunch of reservations come in, so I think it’s going to be a great week.”

“It’s 21 restaurants within about six blocks,” says Gilinger. “So it’s all easily parkable, we’ll have valet parking every night during the event. We’ll have a taxi stand between Tasker and Morris on East Passyunk. So, please come down, don’t worry about parking, don’t worry about getting home, it’ll be easy!”

For more information on East Passyunk Restaurant Week, click here.