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Philly Foodie Festivals to Plan for in 2019

by Angelique Platas

Dec 29, 2018

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Earning a Super Bowl win (finally) and being named GQ’s City of the Year, Philadelphia had a pretty successful 2018. Looking ahead, 2019 isn’t going to be too shabby, either. With a long list of events, festivals and attractions, the City of Brotherly Love kicks off 2019 with a bang, foodie style.

January

Restaurant Week in Philadelphia has been a long tradition of those sought-after restaurants becoming a bit more accessible to novice foodies, but Center City District Restaurant Week has come a long way. Now hosted twice a year, boasting 13 days of fine dining, foodies head to the city for those $35 dinner and $20 lunch deals, Jan. 13–25, 2019, or in September.

February

Each year, editors of Philadelphia Magazine choose the city’s 50 best restaurants to be featured in the print issue. The highly anticipated list is brought to life through Philly Cooks, a Philadelphia Magazine event showcasing local talent from chefs and mixologists paired with live music and entertainment, Feb. 6, 2019.

For craft-brew fans, Big Philly Beerfest is a dream festival. Check out more than 125 breweries from near and far on tap, Feb. 15–16, 2019.

A local favorite, East Passyunk Restaurant Week offers the best of the best diners can find in South Philly. The foodie neighborhood has some of the best restaurants in the city, all lined up on one street. With more than 24 restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue alone, you’re bound to find a few for every palate.

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