My 2021 CCD Restaurant Week

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Another Center City Restaurant Week has come and gone *sigh*. If you’re not familiar with Restaurant Week, let’s do a quick recap.

Restaurant Week actually lasts two weeks, and is a great way to try new restaurants and support businesses. Dozens of restaurants across the city participate, so there’s an array of cuisine to enjoy,

Prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants range from:

I believe Restaurant Week happens twice a year (correct me if i’m wrong). I recommend following Center City District on social so you can prepare your reservations well in advance, so you won’t have to experience the “It’s restaurant week???” moment (we’ve all been there).

Here’s a recap of my CCD Restaurant Week:


Where: Gayborhood, 110 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Get your fix of Mediterranean bites.

The weather simply called for Aperol spritz
Whipped ricotta and fresh bread
You cannot go wrong with the Caciocavallo stuffed meatballs, whether you’re at Barbuzzo or Little Nonna’s. In fact, I implore you to get them.
Salsiccia pizza
Rigatoni and pork ragu
No Barbuzzo meal is complete without their Caramel Budino. My friend Ellie introduced me to them, and I never looked back


Where: Rittenhouse, 1930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Still dreamin’ about those pork soup dumplings.

Truffle edamame dumplings
Pork soup dumplings
Ginger scallion lobster – this is why I love Restaurant Week
Assortment of desserts – egg custard bao, egg tart and pumpkin tart


Where: Midtown Village, 110 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (side note: does anyone in Philly call this area Midtown Village??)

Not pictured: dessert

This restaurant opened just a few months ago, and is sure to be a cocktail hot-spot.

BORA BORA – Brockmans gin, elderflower, butterfly pea tea, lemon, agave, prosecco
Lobster and crab bisque
Braised mussels
Shrimp scampi

Until next time, Restaurant Week!

2 responses to “My 2021 CCD Restaurant Week”

  1. […] previous Restaurant Week meals at Morea, Barbuzzo, Dim Sum House and Barra Rosa (read my previous CCD Restaurant Week experience here). And if you’ll allow me, I’d love to share some tips and […]

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