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Old City Eats Kicks off 2nd Season with a Street Festival

Old City Eats Kicks off 2nd Season with a Street Festival

Last Summer, the Old City District kicked off Old City Eats, a new happy hour type campaign showcasing the food and drink scene in the neighborhood. Each Thursday throughout the season, restaurants would offer up a half-priced appetizer, a $4 beer and a $5 Faber Spirits cocktail from 5:00-8:00. Old City is bringing the celebration back this year and kicking things off tonight with a block party.

From 5:00-8:00 tonight, 2nd Street in Old City will be closed down between Market and Chestnut Streets. 15 Old City bars and restaurants will be setup outside on second street offering up their discounted snacks, beers, and cocktails. On stage will be a live jazz performance from the Keli Vale Trio to entertain you while you work your way through the food and drink options. Cuba Libre will also be offering up some indoor entertainment with a performance from Latin soul band The Cintron Band as part of the restaurants tropical Carnivale featuring themed cocktails and tapas. During the rest of the Summer, there will be 25 participating bars and restaurants.

Here’s the full menu for what you can expect to see tonight and throughout the rest of Old City Eats season which continues each Thursday through August 31st.

BLEU MARTINI
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: 4-piece Buffalo wings and fries
Cocktail: Seasonal Martinis featuring Faber Vodka
Beer: Budweiser

BUFFALO BILLIARDS
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Wings, Chicken tenders, Fried pickles, Fried mozz, Taquitos (beef or chicken), House cut fries, Chili cheese fries, Perogies, Buffalo chicken dip, Chips and salsa
Cocktail: Mixed drinks featuring Faber Vodka, Rum and Gin
Beer: Troegs  Down East Cider

CAMPO’S
Old City Eats Menu:
Special: A cheesesteak and a beer for $10
Beer: Victory Summer Love, Troeggs Summer Pils, Stella Artois

CAPOFITTO*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce, Bruschetta, Capogiro Gelato
Cocktail: Key Lime Martini (Vanilla Faber Vodka, rum, pineapple juice, fresh lime)
Beer: Landshark

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Crocche di Patate (Potato & provola), Melanzane (Eggplant “meatballs”), Arancini Gialli (Risotto, pecorino, fontina, saffron)
Cocktail: Key Lime Martini (Vanilla Faber Vodka, rum, pineapple juice, fresh lime)
Beer: Landshark

COMMON WEALTH OLD CITY*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Cajun Chicken Gumbo, Shrimp & Grits
Cocktail: Traveler’s Passage with Pineapple-infused Faber Vodka
Beer: Troegs Sunshine Pilsner

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Buck a Shuck Oysters, Mussels
Cocktail: Traveler’s Passage with Pineapple-infused Faber Vodka
Beer: Troegs Sunshine Pilsner

CONTINENTAL RESTAURANT AND MARTINI BAR*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Cheesesteak Eggroll with Sriracha Ketchup
Cocktail: Gold Coast Punch made with Faber Rum
Beer: Ithaca Brewing Company Raspberry Soiree (Raspberry Berliner Weisse)

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Hummus + pita and chicken dumplings
Cocktail: Gold Coast Punch made with Faber Rum
Beer: Ithaca Brewing Company Raspberry Soiree (Raspberry Berliner Weisse)

CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT & RUM BAR*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Mama Amelia’s Empanada De la Casa – hand chopped chicken, corn, Jack cheese
Cocktail: Rum Punch featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Victory Summer Wheat

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Tropical Chips and a Trio of Dips – Plantain and malanga chips. Black bean hummus, roasted cauliflower hummus with curried onions, and Cuba Libre salsa
Cocktail: Caipiroska featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Victory Summer Wheat

EULOGY BELGIAN TAVERN
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Roasted Vegetables with Roasted Pepper Hummus (Spinach/Wheat Wrap +$1), Crostini Dijonnaise with Tomate Aux Crevettes (Spicy Shrimp and Diced Tomato)
Cocktail: Faber Pomegranate Martini and Faber Vanilla Vodka Sangria
Beer: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde and Eulogy Busty Blonde

FARMICIA FOOD & TONICS
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Baked Meatballs (fontina, house marinara & basil pesto)
Cocktail: Raspberry Rickey (Faber gin, raspberry cordial, lime juice and club soda)
Beer: Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale

THE GASLIGHT*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Homemade Chips with Sour Cream & Onion Dip
Cocktail: $5 Faber Lemonade Iced Tea

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: German Pretzel Bites
Cocktail: 10 Cent Glamour Girl featuring Faber Vodka
Beer: Rotating beers

HIGH STREET ON MARKET*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Smoked Fish on Homemade Toast with Cream Cheese
Cocktail: Faber Punch
Beer: Victory Prima Pils

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Hummus
Cocktail: Faber Punch
Beer: Victory Prima Pils

JJ BOOTLEGGERS*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Mac n Cheese, Boneless Wings
Cocktail: Faber Rum Runner
Beer: Goose Island

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Wings, Quesadilla
Cocktail: Faber Rum Runner

KHYBER PASS PUB*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Fried Okra w/ Alabama White BBQ, Pulled Pork Sliders, Vegan Pulled Pork Sliders
Cocktail: Faber Hurricanes
Beer: Victory Braumeister Pils

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Fried Okra w/ Alabama White BBQ
Cocktail: Faber Hurricanes
Beer: Victory Braumeister Pils

THE LITTLE LION
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Poutine, Spicy Dry Rub Chicken Wings, and BBQ Chicken Sliders
Cocktail: Watermelon Margarita featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Featured beer provided by Penn Beer

LUCHA CARTEL*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Empanadas (Chicken and Mushroom)
Cocktail: Faber Strawberry Daiquiri
Beer: New Belgium Citradelic

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Empanadas (Chicken and Mushroom)
Cocktail: Faber Strawberry Daiquiri
Beer: New Belgium Citradelic

MAC’S TAVERN
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls
Cocktail: Faber Cocktails
Beer: Troegs Sunshine Pils cans

NATIONAL MECHANICS*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Falafel Sliders on Snow Flake Roll with Tzatziki Sauce, Hummus & Guacamole with Plantain Chips
Cocktail: Strawberry, Lavender, and Blood Orange Daiquiri with Faber Rum
Beer: Fat Tire Amber

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Plantain Chips and Guacamole
Cocktail: Strawberry, Lavender, and Blood Orange Daiquiri with Faber Rum
Beer: Fat Tire Amber

NICK’S BAR & GRILLE*
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Cherry Pepper Aioli, Pulled Pork Nachos
Cocktail: Faber Citrus John Daly
Beer: Buckets of Rolling Rock

PANORAMA
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Soup (“Questo Cambia Spesso”), Eggplant (Mozzarella, Parmigiano, Basil, San Marzano Tomato), Shrimp (Grilled Shrimp, White Bean Croquette, Grilled Romaine Preserved Lemon) Hen of the Woods Mushroom (Roasted Maitake, Asparagus, Duck Egg Pesto), Arugula (Local Wild Arugula, Zucchini, Pecorino, Rhubarb Vinaigrette), Caesar (Romaine, Parmigiano Fonduta, Black Pepper Crouton), Homemade Burrata (Balsamic Shallot, Grilled Pesto Focaccia), Beet Salad (Golden Beets, Grilled Radicchio, Salsa Verde, Smoked Ricotta)
Cocktail: Basil & Limoncello Mojito with Faber Rum
Beer: Tröegs Dreamweaver Wheat Beer

THE PLOUGH & THE STARS*
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Plough Tapas, Battered Irish Sausage, Mussels, Mushroom Cheese Fricassee
Cocktail: Weekly Cocktail featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Hoegaarden

POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERTI
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Salmon Focaccia
Cocktail: Take On Me (Faber Vodka, Ginger liquor, Black Tea, Simple Lime)
Beer: Summer Love Victory

RED OWL TAVERN*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Tuna Tostada, 48 Hour Pork Ribs: dry-rubbed & glazed, ginger braised collard greens Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Fried Calamari with Cherry Peppers, Citrus Aioli
Cocktail: Weekly Seasonal Cocktail Special featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Lancaster Kolsch

REVOLUTION HOUSE*
Block Party Menu:
Appetizer: Parmesan Truffle Fries, Regular Fries, Tater tots, Guacamole with malanga chips, Chicken Pineapple Sandwich, Tri-Tip Cheesesteak
Beer: Victory Summer Love
Cocktail: Faber Vodka, Lemonade, and Iced Tea

Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Firecracker Shrimp, Guacamole
Cocktail: Faber Vodka, Lemonade, and Iced Tea
Beer: Victory Summer Love

KEATING’S ROPE & ANCHOR BAR + KITCHEN
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Cast Iron Stuffed Mushroom (jumbo crab meat, roasted garlic, fontina, sherry, worcester, dijon mustard, horseradish cream)
Cocktail: Signature Peach Bellini featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Magic Hat Circus Boy

SASSAFRAS*
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Hand cut truffle fries, House made fried Mac and cheese
Cocktail: Hibiscus mojito featuring Faber Liquors
Beer: Victory Helles lager

SILENCE DOGOOD’S TAVERN
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: “Big Ass” Tator Tots
Cocktail: Downeast Cider Cocktail (Downeast Cider on the rocks served in a mason jar), Summer in the City (Faber vodka, lemonade, fresh blueberries)
Beer: Local Beer of the Month

TASTE
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Cheesesteak egg rolls
Cocktail: Faber Moscow Mule
Beer: Victory Summer Love

THE VICTORIA FREEHOUSE
Old City Eats Menu:
Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Dates (“Devils on Horseback” – Blue cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon GF), Scotch Egg (Hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage, with Branston pickle), Pickled Beetroot Deviled Eggs, Welsh Rarebit (Toast baked with English cheddar and alesauce V), Sausage Roll (Sausage in puff pastry, with grain mustard), Curried Cheese Chips (Hand-cut fries topped with melted cheddar and mild curry sauce V)
Cocktail: Faber Gin and Tonics
Beer: Carlsberg Pint or Carlsberg Shandy

Additional Block Party Participants:

THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

“Honeycomb Ice Cream” made with Old City honey from the rooftop of Shane Confectionery!

MAMA’S MEATBALLS

*Mama’s Ball – (Traditional Meatball)  A blend of Beef, Pork, and Veal served in homemade gravy (sauce).

*The Rabe-Father – 100% ground turkey and sautéed broccoli rabe blend.  Stuffed with asiago cheese and topped with homemade sauce and pesto.

*Datz-A-Spicy Ball – Hot Sausage and Italian Long Hots mix.  Stuffed with jalapeno cheddar cheese.  Topped with sautéed peppers and onions and sauce.

*Rocky-Ball-Boa – A sweet sausage, sautéed peppers and onions and savory Italian seasoning blend.  Stuffed with a aged mild provolone.  Topped with sautéed peppers and onions and a dash of pesto for that knockout punch.

 

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