Before you start grumbling about Restaurant Week and everything about it that ticks you off, check out what’s in store for this fall’s installment. The Center City District, which puts the bi-annual dining deal together, announced this morning at a press conference that it is partnering with Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation’s Philly Homegrown initiative, which champions locally grown and raised goods, to ensure participating restaurants are turning out dishes showcasing farm-fresh ingredients. Each participating restaurant will offer at least one dish composed with produce grown within 100 miles of the city.
In addition to the putting an emphasis on the region’s foodshed, this fall’s Restaurant Week will also see the publication of Center City Cooks a web-based cookbook compiling seasonal recipes from participating restaurants.
And, there’s a new mobile website that lets restaurant-goers locate restaurants, peruse menus and make reservations easily from their phones.