University City Dining Days Returns July 21st - 31st, 2022

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Jul 08, 2022 2 months ago

University City Dining Days, our popular “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion, returns for ten days this summer, running July 21st-31st. 29 University City dining destinations – including six restaurants participating for the first time—will offer pre-fixe three-course lunch and dinner specials for $20, $30 or $40.

Dining Days is part of UCD’s Summer in University City programming, which includes outdoor movies, pop-up performances, and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. University City’s culinary scene is one of the most eclectic and robust in Philadelphia, with a mix of family-owned restaurants and hotspots run by renowned local and national chefs and restaurateurs. University City is also known for its wide mix of international establishments, with restaurants specializing in cuisines from India, Ethiopia, China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Jamaica, and more.

Dining Days offers neighbors a chance to sample food from their local restaurants at a fixed price, and draws visitors to University City’s ever-expanding dining scene during the typically slower summer months. Business at participating restaurants increases substantially during the promotion, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Popular restaurants such as White Dog, Walnut Street Cafe, Booker's, and Dim Sum House are again participating, 

This year University City District is pleased to welcome six new restaurants to Dining Days: Stephen Starr's Kpod; LaScala's Fire, offering wood-fired Italian American food; Irie Entree, specializing in Jamaican flavors and relaxed vibes; Imperial Caribbean and Seafood; the newly-opened University City outpost of Misconduct Tavern; locally-owned fast-casual Mexican restaurant El Taco. See menus and all participating restaurants by visiting ucdiningdays.com.

This year University City is celebrating the start of Dining Days with food truck promotions at The Porch at 30th Street Station and a kick-off event on Tuesday, July 19th. Once a week in July, visitors are invited to stop by the UCD team’s table, sign up for an event email list, and receive a voucher for a free food truck item. 25 vouchers are available each week.

  • Tues, 7/12 at 11:30am: 1 free order of elotes from Burrito Feliz
  • Wed, 7/20 at 11:30am: 1 free order of a cheesesteak spring roll & chips from Munchy Machine
  • Thurs, 7/28 at 11:30am: 1 free chicken or cheese empanada from Empanada House 

On July 19th, guests can kick off University City Dining Days with for free samples from Dining Days participants Jezabel’s, Irie Entrée, and Woosa Tea. RSVP here.

Prices are for dinner only and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. Reservations should be made via OpenTable when available, or through the restaurants directly. Visit www.ucdiningdays.com for more information and for downloadable menus.