Midtown Village submitted an application to the City of Philadelphia for Outdoor Dining street closures and as of today, it is official, we were approved.
Midtown Village has been selected at a pilot neighborhood to offer Outdoor Dining to residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
The City of Philadelphia will officially close sections of 13th Street, Sansom, Drury and Juniper streets so we can offer additional outside dining spaces.
This will begin Friday, August 15th, at 4pm and it will end Sunday, August 16th at 10:00pm.
The shutdown is tentatively planned to continue throughout the summer and into the fall.
by JASON SHEEHAN in PhillyMag.com
Midtown Village (and the Gayborhood within it) is proof of all the theories for building heat and capturing lightning. It’s an area that showcases diversity, density and new blood: where the idea of money following money is borne out most fully, where the slow build and the tipping point have reached their logical conclusions. Walk here on almost any night of the week and you’ll see Philadelphia at its most vital and alive.
Tucked inside the larger Midtown Village neighborhood, the Gayborhood is an enclave known for lively nightspots and excellent restaurants.
Running from Pine Street to Chestnut Street and 11th Street to Broad Street, the area offers a variety of cuisines, price points and unique settings from which to choose.
Find a handful of diverse restaurants from powerhouse duo Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, like the throwback Bud & Marilyn’s and the Spanish-inspired Jamonera.
An array of other hotspots line the lively 13th Street corridor and its offshoots, including Double Knot, serving up modern Japanese food and top-notch coffee, and Tredici Enoteca, which features a wide selection of wines and small plates.
Read on for our roundup of great spots to dine in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, arranged in alphabetical order.