Ethnic Food Day In Philly? The Mayor’s Office Suggests A Bar Crawl!


In case you weren’t aware (and I found out by picking up a flier at my dry cleaner), this week is Cultural Passport to Philadelphia week! The event, coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA), is meant to celebrate immigrant heritage and diversity in Philadelphia. A series of events, hosted by MOIMA in partnership with several other organizations, it’s goal is to “promote understanding, respect, and appreciation for the many residents, cultures and communities which combine to make Philadelphia a great destination.”

Of the most interest to Foobooz readers, though, is the way diverse communities make Philadelphia a great dining destination. MOIMA has dubbed this Friday, September 20th, Ethnic Food Day, and you’re invited to attend a Cross-Cultural Bar Crawl from 6-11pm. The crawl will meet up at 5:45 at Cuba Libre, and from there it will head to seven restaurants to try food and beverages representative of some of the city’s multicultural offerings. The schedule, available here, is as follows:

  • 5:45 PM Cuba Libre (Cuban)
  • 6:45 PM Era Bar (Ethiopian)
  • 7:30 PM Moriarty’s (Irish)
  • 8:15 PM Graffitti Bar (Asian)
  • 9:00 PM Tootsie’s (Soul Food)
  • 9:45 PM Brauhaus Schmitz (German)
  • 10:30 PM Cantina Los Caballitos (Mexican)

“We basically reached out to restaurants owned by immigrants, or the theme of which was cross-cultural,” says Jennifer Rodriguez, the Executive Director of MOIMA, “we would like people to try what they haven’t tried yet.”

RSVP for the Cross-Cultural Bar Crawl here, or if you already have dinner reservations on Friday night, participate in Ethnic Food Day by to sharing your diverse eating experiences by tagging @PhillyMOIMA and #xculturalPLH and #MOIMAsips on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so forth.

Cultural Passport To PHL Week [Official]