A Record 34 Restaurants to Participate in University City Dining Days from July 12-26

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

University City, just west of Center City is easily accessible via Bridge, Taxi, Bus, Bike

(Philadelphia, PA) – University City Dining Days presented by Wells Fargo returns this year from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, July 26 with a record-setting 34 restaurants. University City’s most popular dining destinations – including Pod, Marigold Kitchen and Distrito- are now taking reservations for the 7th annual University City Dining Days.

University City is home to some of the most innovative and diverse dining options in the region. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, Vietnam and beyond. The participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $30. The discounted price points make it affordable to dine at a new location every night of the event, leaving your curiosity – and taste buds – replete and your wallet full.

Dining Days drives traffic to University City restaurants during typically slow periods while introducing new customers to the neighborhood’s exciting and ever-growing dining scene. During Dining Days, the numbers of patrons increases by more than 50% at participating restaurants, so reservations are strongly encouraged. “We’re providing a service that no one else is providing,” add Jose Garces, owner of participating restaurants JG Domestic and Distrito. In addition, University City is easy to get to, and to prove it, University City District will release a 3-part video commercial and the first installment can be seen here http://youtu.be/_3QZiHmsTuc

Prices are for dinner only and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol, and reservations should be made directly through the participating restaurant. Visit www.ucdiningdays.com for more information and for downloadable menus.

University City Dining Days is produced by University City District and sponsored by Around Philly, Ben FM, Campus Philly, Center City Proprietors Association, Philadelphia City Paper, Daily Pennsylvanian, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Grid Magazine, Jewish Exponent, Metro, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Philly Fun Guide, UC Review, UCNet, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Parking, Wells Fargo, Where Magazine and WMGK.