Philadelphia restaurants are hurting these days as we stay home and try and flatten the corona virus curve. But now there's a new website designed to help the once thriving eateries. It's a digital hub for gift cards and experiences being sold by Philly chefs to raise money to support their restaurants. Click HERE to check it out.
#SavePhillyeats.com is the new site where restaurants can promote unique culinary experiences and special offers that can be bought now to provide the city’s restaurants and bars with much-needed revenue, and then redeemed once the pandemic subsides.
And how about these offerings? From very high end to more simple experiences, you can buy a a nine-course dinner with wine pairings for six people by Chef-Owner Nick Elmi of Laurel and Royal Boucherie. There's a pop-up family style dinner in a private room at Vetri Cucina. There are 20% off gift cards of over $60 at Yards Brewing Company, and an in-your-home dinner for 12 with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov.
Philadelphia is home to more than 6,000 eateries, with 53,465 food-related hospitality jobs in production, processing and retail. So many people are out of work! Center City and University City are especially stocked with restaurants.
Before the pandemic, Philadelphia’s culinary scene was having a rising-star moment. Last week, the James Beard Foundation and Visit Philadelphia were to announce the 2020 James Beard Awards nominees at an event at The Barnes Foundation, and 11 Philadelphia-area nominees are semifinalists. In fact, there were food events scheduled all through 2020. This is so sad, but true. So buy your future Philly dining experience by clicking HERE, and a future Bon Appetit to you.