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Seven Days of Deals, Starting Tuesday March 2


Every Tuesday, we put up Seven Days of Deals, a handy guide that includes a prix-fixe menu, special or a value-driven deal for every night of the upcoming week. We’ve wrangled all of the deals and menus that come our way into one convenient place for you, rather than firing them at you artillery-style as they come in. Click through to see what’s on deck for this week, from a $30 chicken dinner for two, a Saturday night happy hour and FREE banh mi. FREE. As in, no charge!

*All prix-fixe prices exclude tax, tip and beverages unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 2: Rittenhouse’s Meritage serves a $30 prix-fixe dinner for two - that means two people can eat for $30, plus tax and tip - on Tuesday nights. The dinner includes a whole brined and roasted chicken with parsnip puree, sautéed brussel sprouts and Chinese sausage with a chicken jus. A select red or white bottle of wine will also be offered for $20. Reservations are requested, since only a limited number of the dinners will be available each Tuesday. [Meritage]

Wednesday, March 3: Fork’s Wednesday night chef’s tasting “bistro dinner” gives diners the opportunity to try four courses of whatever is on chef Terence Feury’s mind that week for $40, including wine pairings. This week’s menu includes smoked beef tongue with gribiche, cornichons, baby arugula; poached wild striped bass stuffed with herbed fish mousse, braised endive; zampone with lentil ragout and a dessert course. Reservations recommended (and usually necessary). [Fork]

Thursday, March 4: Sample one of Reading Terminal Market’s $7 lunch meal deals. See participating merchants and their offerings here. [Reading Terminal Market]

Friday, March 5: To kick off Sampan’s new lunch service, chef Michael Schulson will give away a free pork banh mi, chips and a non-alcoholic beverage FREE to all guests on Friday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. [Sampan]

Saturday, March 6: There’s a late night “oyster happy hour” at Sansom Street’s Oyster House on Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.. Get a buck-a-shuck oyster-of-the-day, $3 drafts and $3 oyster shooters. [Oyster House]

Sunday, March 7: Bella Vista’s James will offer a $60 four-course “Pig and Its Parts” menu on Sunday, featuring trotters, house-made sausage and bacon brittle. Reservations recommended. [James]

Monday: Every Monday it’s a prix-fixe menu only at Rittenhouse’s Meme. Four courses for $38 with options in each course. See their website for a sample menu. [Meme]

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Seven Days of Deals, Starting Tuesday March 2