4th Annual Old City Eats Kicks Off 2nd Street Block Party on June 20th, Eats Returns to 50 Restaurants Every Thursday Through Aug. 29th

4th Annual Old City Eats Kicks Off 2nd Street Block Party on June 20th, Eats Returns to 50 Restaurants Every Thursday Through Aug. 29th

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off on Thursday, June 20, 2019, with an outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street, between Market and Chestnut, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The outdoor Old City Eats Block Party will feature 20+ Old City Eats restaurant and bar participants.

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Makhani Modern Indian Cuisine Announces Grand Opening in Old City at 3rd and Market Streets on Friday, January 25, 2019

Makhani Modern Indian Cuisine Announces Grand Opening in Old City at 3rd and Market Streets on Friday, January 25, 2019

Restaurateur Shafi Gaffar announces the grand opening of Makhani Modern Indian at 7 N. 3rd Street in Old City this Friday, January 25, 2019. Makhani will become Old City and Historic Philadelphia's only restaurant specializing in elevated Modern Indian cuisine. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Sanjoy Banik will focus on North Indian dishes that are made fresh-to-order and all from scratch. Look for high quality foods that many Indian restaurants don’t work with, such as lobster, scallops, lamb shanks, Chilean sea bass, and the freshest of farm to table ingredients.

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"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City!

Festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 24, with the launch of the brand new Old City Holiday Market, presented by Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe!  The pop-up Holiday Market, organized by local businesses and located at The Clay Studio’s parking lot (137-139 N. 2nd Street), will feature trees, wreaths, and other holiday greenery by Petit Jardin en Ville, one-of-a-kind gifts from some of Old City’s shops and galleries, and seasonal sips and bites from local restaurants!

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Nick's Bar And Grille Fires Up Five Special Burgers And Five Dollar Ground Bacon Burgers To Celebrate Five Year Milestone

Nick's Bar And Grille Fires Up Five Special Burgers And Five Dollar Ground Bacon Burgers To Celebrate Five Year Milestone

Newlyweds Joseph “Joey Dog” and Nicole Schultice celebrate five years of owning Old City's corner bar with a week-long celebration starting today. Nick's Bar and Grille at 16 South Second Street debuts five special burgers, one per day, to celebrate the milestone. Additionally, all existing burgers on the menu - including their Zagat #1 rated ground bacon burger - will be only $5.00 all week. The countdown begins today and runs through Friday, May 26th when the couple will debut their "5th Birthday Burger" smothered in house-made beer cheese, bacon, frizzled onions and jalapenos. 

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The Little Lion Celebrates The Opening Of The Museum Of The American Revolution With Extended Hours, New Breakfast Service, Free Mini Hoecakes And Discounts To Members

The Little Lion Celebrates The Opening Of The Museum Of The American Revolution With Extended Hours, New Breakfast Service, Free Mini Hoecakes And Discounts To Members

The Little Lion in Old City District (243 Chestnut Street) celebrates the opening of the Museum of the American Revolution with free mini corn hoecakes for ticketholders, 15% off food/drink with Museum membership, new weekday breakfast service and extended hours. The Little Lion will also support the Museum (that is located just 25 feet across the street) by firing up a special dish on the Museum's opening day - with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Museum. "Hamilton Steak" is one of several dishes inspired by the American Revolution being offered by an Old City restaurant during the Museum launch. Heading to The Little Lion also just got easier with the addition of a brand new Phlash stop at 3rd and Chestnut, right outside Little Lion's doors.

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Historic Holiday Nights Launches In Old City at 50+ Restaurants and Retailers

Historic Holiday Nights Launches In Old City at 50+ Restaurants and Retailers

Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place, and enjoy some seasonal dishes and sips in Old City! More than 45 participating boutiques, shops, art galleries, museums, restaurants and cafes around the neighborhood will treat visitors to special sales, discounts, promotions and menu items every Thursday in December from 5:00pm to 8:00pm throughDecember 22nd. 

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Nick's Bar and Grille Launches New Weekend Brunch In Old City District Philadelphia

 Nick's Bar and Grille Launches New Weekend Brunch In Old City District Philadelphia

Nick's Bar and Grille (16 S. 2nd Street) announces the debut of their first-ever brunch service, launching this coming weekend. Every Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, the Old City staple will serve up brunch favorites that use their new in-house smoked meats, their signature ground bacon and beef burgers and other variations on popular Philadelphia flavors. As a compliment to the new brunch menu, customers can make it a boozy Sunday by building their own bloody marys for only $6.00. 

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Nick's Roast Beef in Old City to Change Name, Menu and Dining Room, Adds BBQ Menu

Nick's Roast Beef in Old City to Change Name, Menu and Dining Room, Adds BBQ Menu

An Old City staple is sending their name up in flames. As of March 31, 2016, Nick’s Roast Beef at 16 S. 2nd Street will be known as Nick’s Bar and Grille. The new name will debut to coincide with the addition of a new barbecue menu using house-smoked meats. New cocktails and spirits will be added to the drink menu, and customers can look for drink tastings with local purveyors. Along with the new name and menu, customers can enjoy changes in the dining room with new custom-built tables, a group table, new high-tops, renovations to the walls and ceilings, and new decor.

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The Little Lion Launches Happy Hour in Old City Philadelphia

The Little Lion Launches Happy Hour in Old City Philadelphia

Newly opened The Little Lion (243 Chestnut Street) debuts happy hour starting this Thursday, February 11, 2016 with dollar oysters, new Southern Poutine, discounted cocktails and other food/drink specials running Monday through Friday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the bars and chef's counter, as well as in the dining room. Enjoy your favorite drink and bites as you take in the people watching in Old City District.

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