Food and Drink Guide to Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Thirty restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other eateries will serve food and drink out on the streets of Old City in the festival footprint. New restaurants to the fest include The Little Lion Amada, Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, Wister BYOB, The Olde Bar and La Famiglia. Returning favorites include Buddakan, Continental, Franklin Fountain, High Street on Market, Positano Coast and others. Outside of food and drink, look for live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. 

Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more info, visit, tweet @OldCityDistrict or call (215) 592-7929Old City Fest is produced by Old City District with support from major sponsors Bridge, Colonial Penn, Comcast, Mighty Engine, MRP Realty, Where Magazine, Xfinity, Yelp, plus other sponsors and contributors.

Come hungry as some of the biggest names in the city's culinary scene will be outside serving their signature dishes on the streets of Old City this Sunday. The full restaurant list for Old City Fest and menu details are found below: 

  • 2nd Story Brewing Co. - Beer and Pulled Pork Sliders (Carolina BBQ sauce, with an apple and fennel slaw, on mini brioche buns)
  • Amada (new) - Sangria and pan con tomate
  • Buddakan - Dumplings, beer and cocktails
  • Chocolate Bar Suppliers (new) - Chocolate bars
  • Continental - Cheesesteak eggrolls, beer, cocktail
  • Cuba Libre - Rum punch served in carved coconuts and the Choripan (a beef or chicken sausage sandwich with chimichurri sauce)
  • Festival Food Management - Empanadas (Chicken / Beef), Chicken Tenders & French Fries, French Fries, Fresh Lemonade and Assorted Beverages
  • Franklin Fountain / Shane Confectionery - A selection of hand-dipped ice cream, Waffles Ice Cream Sandwiches (two scoops of ice cream sandwiched between two freshly baked waffles), Great Pumpkin Sundae (two scoops of pumpkin ice cream sprinkled with salted pecans, smothered in caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon and malt powder), Classic Hot Fudge Sundae, Varied of bagged candies from Shane's Confectionery, Caramel Apples, and Candied Apples
  • High Street on Market (community sponsor) - Pastrami on Rye 
  • ICI Macarons & Café - Kouign Amann (a caramelized pastry with layers of flakiness like a croissant and have different fillings), Chocolate croissant, Almond croissant, Cruffin (filled with coffee mocha or coconut cream), coffee and hot / cold drinks
  • Inspired Brews - Kombucha (bottles/drafts)
  • Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen (new) - Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders (American rye barbeque bourbon, jicama slaw) and Bang Bang Shrimp Wraps (watercress, pickled radish, napa slaw, salsa verde, chipotle honey aioli, soft shell tortilla)
  • Khyber Pass Pub - TBD
  • La Famiglia (new) - Tomato and mozzarella sandwich, gnocchi sorrentina
  • The Little Lion (new)- Carolina BBQ Chicken Thigh Sliders, St. Louis Ribs, Friend Green Tomatoes 
  • Lucha Cartel - Corn salad, carne asada tacos and bottled water
  • Mama's Meatballs LLC - Meatball sliders
  • The Olde Bar (new) - New England clam chowder
  • Old City Coffee (community sponsor) - Old City Blend hot coffee (a medium-dark roast that is Utz certified, meaning that it is environmentally friendly and sustainable)
  • Panorama - Pork Sandwiches with Broccoli rabe & cheese, Truffle Fries, Beer, Red Wine and water
  • Philly Pop Kettle Korn Company (new) - Kettle corn, caramel corn and hand squeezed juice
  • Positano Coast - Fish Skewers (Tuna, swordfish, bell peppers and grape tomatoes on a bamboo skewer) and Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches (Pork sausage, peppers, onions, housemade tomato sauce served on an Italian roll)
  • Rocket Fizz - Retro candy, soda and gifts
  • Roe - Soba noodle salad (soba noodle salad Vibrantly flavored with  honey vinaigrette full  of crisp vegetables), Chicken satay 4 pcs (marinated grilled chicken skewer serves with sweet soy sauce), Beef Bao 2 pcs (beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi, soy sauce and mirin, served on steamed bun/rice), Thai ice tea (strongly brewed red tea is sweetened with sugar and condensed milk and served chilled), Thai tea with boba and Bottled water.
  • Sassafras (community sponsor) - Pulled Pork sandwich, Sausage and Sauerkraut Sandwich, Sailors Punch, Rum Apple Cider with seasonal spices and Dogfish beer
  • Stripp’d Juice (new) - Juice (Flavors TBD)
  • Tartes - Tartes, cookies, bars, coffee and bottled water
  • United By Blue - Pastries (Cinnamon Sticks, Cronuts, Amaretto Buttercream Donuts), Hot coffee and Iced coffee
  • Wister BYOB - TBD


The Old City District is a special services district, managed by a board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and civic organizations.  Located in the most historic square mile of the United States, OldCity is a unique blend of historic influence and modern lifestyles. Old City has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of the city with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours.

For a full list of entertainment, bands, vendors, galleries and other info about Old City Fest, please visit, tweet @OldCityDistrict or call (215) 592-7929.