The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Thursday, September 1, 2011
For Immediate Release

Contact: Lori Brennan, Director of Marketing & Communications, 215-243-0555 or [email protected]


Nearly 20 businesses, food trucks and vendors to participate in the popular Stroll

(Philadelphia, PA) – Two down, two to go. University City District (UCD) is proud to announce the third 2011 Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll for Thursday, August 4 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.  West Philadelphia’s Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 51st streets will come alive and celebrate its unique offerings and charm with one-night-only $1 bargains. The special $1 items are as eclectic as the businesses offering them, including Milk & Honey, Dock Street Brewery and the new Mood Cafe. From $1 Bassetts ice cream to $1 mini okinomiyaki (Japanese crepes) to $1 PBRs to $1 Dock Street pint glasses, these warm nights will surely be festive and fun. Look out for new restaurant openings and participants during the August Dollar Stroll.

In addition to the 16 participating Baltimore Avenue locations, the ever-popular Clark Park Farmers’ Market at 43rd and Baltimore will be offering a spectacular selection of baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, and much more every Thursday from 3-7pm. Check out Jose Garces’ Guapos Tacos food truck and Country Meadows Barbeque stand who will also compliment the market. Additional food trucks and vendors such as Jimmies Cupcake Co., and Maru Global Takoyai will also be selling $1 items along Baltimore Avenue. Various street performers and musicians including the talented Philadelphia-based band The Makes will be on hand keeping Baltimore Avenue lively. A special DJ performance from the one-and-only Schoolly D will be held outside of Elena’s Soul Lounge, 4912 Baltimore Avenue.


As always, there will be copies of the free West Philly Mix Tape download card featuring tracks from some of the neighborhoods finest musicians including the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Stinking Lizaveta, Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, Fan of Friends and many more. “West Philly” a new track from hip hop pioneer Schoolly D was recently added to the mix tape. Stop by the UCD table in front of Calvary Church at 48th and Baltimore to pick one up. All the cool kids will be doing it. 

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is produced by University City District and sponsored by, Campus Philly, Grid Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, UC Net and UC Review. See below for participating businesses or visit for more information.


Baltimore Pet Shoppe
4532 Baltimore Avenue, 215-236-6080
$1 cat and dog treats & accessories

Curio Theatre
815 S. 48th Street, 215-525-1350
$1 tickets to 2011-12 season
preview performances

4708 Baltimore Avenue, 215-726-6464
$1 lentil wraps with small salad

Desi Chaat House
501 S. 42nd Street, 215-386-1999
$1 mango lassis, $1 samosas

Desi Village
4527 Baltimore Avenue, 215-382-6000
$1 veggie pakoras, $1 samosas, $1 mango lassis

Dock Street Brewery
701 S. 50th Street, 215-726-2337
$1 Dock Street beer, $1 logo pint glasses

Elena’s Soul Showcase, Lounge & Café
4912 Baltimore Avenue, 215-724-3043
$1 PBR cans, $1 soul yams, $1 wings, $1 mac & cheese

Green Line Café
4239 Baltimore Avenue, 215-222-3431
$1 espressos, $1 icy drinks, $1 vegan cupcakes,
$1 mini chomper sandwiches

Mariposa Co-op
4726 Baltimore Avenue, 215-729-2121
$1 beverages, $1 baked goods,
$1 packaged snacks

Milk & Honey Market
4435 Baltimore Avenue, 215-387-MILK
$1 Bassets ice cream

Mood Café
4618 Baltimore Avenue
$1 fresh squeezed juices, $1 mango lassis,
$1 ice cream, $1 samosas

Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant
4511 Baltimore Avenue, 215-382-2099
$1 cans of beer

The Gold Standard Café
4800 Baltimore Avenue, 215-727-8247
$1 mini sandwiches, $1 wraps, $1 brownies

Vientiane Café
4728 Baltimore Avenue, 215-726-1095
$1 chicken or tofu skewers, $1 spring rolls,
$1 bottles of water

VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Avenue, 215-471-7700
$1 hand printed West Philly notecard,
patch or sticker