Philadelphia’s Dine Latino Restaurant Week returns May 5, thanks to the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Before we get to Center City District’s Restaurant Week later in May, it is important for Philly to focus, and enjoy, and pay into this city’s returning Dine Latino Restaurant Week. Commencing May 5, running through May 9, and created by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as part of an ongoing local initiative to support and elevate local Latino Restaurant owners in this city.
Jennifer Rodriguez, President of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, told me that Dine Latino Restaurant Week is about doing good and having fun. “Discovering the flavors of Latin America, without the need to travel outside of the region, from Venezuelan arepas to Dominican Mangu, Guatemalan pupusas and everything in-between. The initiative is a natural extension of Dine Latino Takeout Weekend, a social media campaign we launched at the beginning of the pandemic to boost sales of Latino-owned restaurants by promoting their availability of delivery and takeout. After a successful Restaurant Week last fall, we have decided to make this a permanent initiative at GPHCC.”
Dine Latino Week finds participating restaurants offering its patrons one complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees. Yes, there are a multitude of options to consider. Be it outdoor (the weather’s great) or indoor dining (percentages are up as of May 7, as is the amount of diners we’re allowed at each table, moved from four to six), along with takeout and delivery, The Dine Latino Restaurant Week deal offers are solely valid for dinner service only. The Dine Latino week is sponsored by Aramark and the Philadelphia Sixers, with promotional partnerships with Visit Philadelphia, Comcast NBC Universal, Cashman & Associates, and Young Caribbean Professional Network. And, ultimately according to its press notes, Dine Latino Week promotes the fact that the GPHCC was able to deliver $15,000 in micro-grants to participating Latino restaurants, after its first salvo in September of 2020. Which is pretty good considering, you know, a quarantined pandemic.
Visit their site for a list of participating Dine Latino Week restaurants make sure to follow and support them on their social channels, as well. Dig it. Do it.