After a successful outing to support local businesses during the pandemic last fall, Dine Latino Restaurant Week in Philly is back this May for its second go-round. Organized by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the restaurant week will run from Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 9, and will feature meals from some of Philly’s most beloved restaurants: Jezabel’s, La Llorana Cantina, Los Cuatro Soles, El Merkury, and South Philly Barbacoa are all included.
Restaurants will be participating for dinner service only but with every order of two dinner entrees, diners will enjoy a gratis appetizer or dessert. The entire list of participating restaurants is available to gander here, and takeout, delivery, and limited indoor and outdoor dining are all on the table, depending on your preference.
In other news...
- Philly restaurant maven Jose Garces and pizza chef Steven Seibel of Seibel Pies are pairing up to open a Chicago tavern-style thin-crust pizza place called Hook & Master in Kensington this summer. Garces is originally from Chicago, so he says opening a Chicago pizza spot has always been a dream. But fans of pizza from all regions will be satisfied: On the menu, there will be Chicago tavern-style and deep dish pizza, plus eight different Brooklyn-style pies all conceptualized by Seibel. The restaurant will be nautical themed, with tiki drinks and an outdoor “octopus’s garden” that seats 80 people. Hook & Master will open at 1361 North 2nd Street in the former Liquid Room space some time this summer.
- Sor Ynez, the fourth restaurant from Jill Weber and Evan Malone of the Sojourn hospitality group, is officially open Wednesday through Sunday for takeout and delivery after running on a limited scale the past few months. There’s no update yet on when the space will open for indoor and outdoor dining, but at least for now, you can enjoy the sustainable “alt-pastor” and vegan ceviche made by executive chef Alex Tellez from the comfort of your own home. Orders can be placed here.
- Fork and High Street Philly’s co-owner Ellen Yin started a new ghost kitchen concept called the Wonton Project last month that operates out of Fork on Market Street. Currently, all proceeds through May 31 are being donated to Asian Americans United and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Orders for fried or steamed wontons — inspired by Yin’s mother’s original recipe — can be placed online for pickup or delivery.