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January 29, 2014

Tonight Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The Art Museum, Pho, Ramen, Fireside Dining And More

With Center City Restaurant Week taking over more than 100 restaurants in the city, there's no shortage of dinner plans tonight, grab you friends and head out for a tasty (and discounted!) dinner and drink. (Photo by N. Sheldon courtesy Amada)

Need dinner plans? We have you covered.

Center City Restaurant Week continues to draw in the masses with discounted dinners at more than 100 restaurants across Center City, Midtown Village, Rittenhouse and Old City. Whether you’re craving Spanish tapas (Amada!), sushi (Zama!) or modern American cuisine (Supper!) there are tons of restaurants that are sure to satisfy your craving. Can’t get a reservation for your desired restaurant tonight? Check tomorrow and Friday, too.

For those without restaurant week reservations, look to our pho, ramen and fireside dining roundups for dinner ideas and opportunities to warm up on this frigid evening.

Wednesday night also brings pay-what-you-wish Wednesday to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, pay whatever price you’d like to explore the galleries housed in the main building, take part in crafts, themed tours and much more.

This evening, also look forward to movie screenings and themed dinners… dinner and a movie, anyone?

Our picks for tonight, below.

Center City District Restaurant Week: It’s the last week of the super popular Center City District Restaurant Week. Take advantage of great savings at more than 100 restaurants across the city. Indulge in a three-course, $35 dinner at restaurants ranging from pasta-heavy eateries to restaurants specializing in delightful small plates. Click here for our guide to the top deals of restaurant week.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: $35 plus beverages, tax and gratuity

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Get over the mid-week hump with art, crafts, yoga, film and more at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s recurring pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event. From 5 to 8:45 p.m., pay whatever price you’d like to explore the galleries of the main building and take part in evening activities. The complete list of tonight’s events is available right here.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish

Pho For Dinner: If restaurant week isn’t calling your name tonight, why not slurp up a giant, soul-warming bowl of pho. From Washington Avenue in South Philly to Chinatown and beyond, pho is seriously perfect for these below freezing temps. Click here for our guide to some of the region’s best pho.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

Fireside Dining: Venture outside of your living room and stay just as warm as tons of bars and restaurants in the city offer guests prime seating next to roaring fireplaces in the winter months. Click here for our guide to fireside dining and drinking in Philadelphia.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

Ramen For Dinner: Craving a bowl of piping hot ramen tonight? Check out our guide to some of the city’s most popular ramen spots — Nom Nom Ramen, Morimoto and Cheu Noodle Bar to name a few. Fill up on additions like pork belly, pork collar and a ramen-centric take on chicken noodle soup.

When: Wednesday, January 29
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: Pay as you go

Unknown Japan Presents Ghost Story of the Snow Witch at PhilaMOCA: PhilaMOCA debuts its biannual Unknown Japan film series tonight with a screening of Ghost Story of the Snow Witch, a film hailing from 1968. Presented by Cinedelphia.com and Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the free series spotlights rare Japanese films on Wednesday evenings from January 29 to March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street
Cost: Free

Dinner, Beer and a Movie at Old Eagle Tavern: Cozy up with dinner and a movie tonight at Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk as it screens The Godfather and serves up some tasty food and drink pairings. Sip Laughing Dog Brewing Company’s the Dogfather ale and enjoy a three course prix-fixe meal complete with Italian classics for $20 or indulge in the menu items à la carte. Sit at the bar and receive $1 off Dogfather brews. The film is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Where: Old Eagle Tavern, 177 Markle Street
Cost: Pay as you go

After Burn Scotch Dinner at MilkBoy: One week after the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s premier poet and lyricist, Milkboy celebrates with Macallan scotch paired with three tasty courses — duck confit, roasted pork loin and warm banana bread — for $40 per person. Sample a variety of scotch and learn about tasting techniques from an on-site Macallan representative.

When: Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Where: Milkboy, 11th and Chestnut streets
Cost: $40 per person

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