Oct 11, 2021 - Food and Drink

Philly's Dine Latino Restaurant Week kicks off

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Photo courtesy of Bar Bomb贸n in Center City, which is participating in the weeklong event. Photo courtesy of Bar Bomb贸n

Dine Latino Restaurant Week kicks off today.

  • As if you needed an excuse to go out to eat, this year's event aims to promote and support restaurants recovering from pandemic-driven interruptions.

What's happening: More than 20 Latino-owned restaurants across the city are participating in the event put on by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce through Friday.

What they're saying: Maria Crespo, who opened her North Philly restaurant La BoriGringa in August, told Mike that highlighting Latino restaurants is needed now more than ever.

  • "The resources for the Hispanic community are not publicized as often, so I feel like it makes it harder to stay afloat when you don鈥檛 have resources out there," Crespo said.

La BoriGringa will be participating in the restaurant week, along with Bar Bomb贸n, El Merkury, Las Cazuelas and Jezabel's Argentine Bakery, to name a few.

  • Crespo said their plantain sandwich, a hard-to-find Puerto Rican staple, is a must-try dish.

Tip: Score a free appetizer or dessert at all participating restaurants when you buy two entrees.

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