The Agenda

The Week Ahead:

Le Pain Quotidien soft-opened this morning on the 1400 block of Walnut. In West Philadelphia, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery opens for business at 2pm. The Lebanese bakery joins Saad’s Halal Restaurant at 45th and Walnut for a New Lebanon corner.

Friday will see the opening of Broad Street gastropub, Perch Pub and Old City sports bar, Red Zone.

Freshii has been open since January 3rd but tomorrow marks the fast-serve healthy spot’s grand opening. They’re giving away free stuff throughout the day.

Wednesday night the Japanese American Society of Philadelphia is hosting a sushi and American craft beer dinner at Headhouse. it’s just $30 per person, email for reservations.

Thursday Brooklyn Brewing’s Garrett Oliver is coming to Chifa for a beer dinner. It’s completely sold out so we guess we’ll be on Passyunk Avenue celebrating the Cantina’s 4th birthday.

Friday is National New England Clam Chowder Day and Oyster House is offering $5 bowls to-go for lunch.

Also all week is Restaurant Week. We’ll be doing daily picks as well as highlighting counter programming in a feature we call, Restaurant Week: Point, Counter-Point.

For more events check out the Foobooz calendar.