Mark your calendars, folks, for Friday November 6th and join EPX for our 3rd annual Art Auction.  Held at the Vikings New Year’s Club hall on 1815 So. 11th Street from 7 pm til 11 pm with an art preview beginning at 6 p.m.  Come enjoy a lovely evening of beautiful one-of-a-kind original wall art and more! Sample hor d’oeuvres compliments of many of the East Passyunk Avenue restaurants including Adobe Cafe,Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Chiarella’s, Mamma Maria’s, Fuel, Ristorante Tre Scalini, Cantina Los Caballitos,   and more to be added. Decadent cupcakes from Michael’s Cafe for dessert and coffee/tea service by Black & Brew! Prosecco donated by many of the area’s Realtors including Bill Grubb Group, Team Damis, Tony Mecca of Alpha Realty Group, Carol Ann Spina of Spectrum Realty Co. and others (list in progress) plus micro-brewed beer!  Free parking at Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School lot a few doors down!  Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Tickets are limited to 125 and will be sold on a first come, first served basis… so don’t wait get yours at or before the November 2nd EPX General Membership meeting or see any EPX board member… OR FOR TICKETS CALL ROGER BRUNO @ 215-336-3060 “WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!”

Sunday, October 11 til Sunday, October 18

www.phillyneighborhoodfoodweek.com

Food Week started Sunday and now is the time to enjoy 3 or 4 courses for just $20 or $30 on East Passyunk Avenue!  Don’t miss this chance to try something different at your favorite restaurants or check out that spot you’ve been curious about.  TWELVE of the restaurants are in EPX! Participating restaurants include: Da Vinci Ristorante, El Zarape, Fond, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria, Marra’s, Michael’s Cafe, Paradiso, South Philly Bar & Grill, and Tre Scalini

CHECK OUT WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING: NBC:  When was the last time you had an enjoyable four-course dining experience that didn’t cost you an arm and a leg? Well, now you can — at more than 30 delicious restaurants — thanks to Philly Neighborhood Food Week.

City Paper:  Restaurant Week has come and gone, but for eateries outside the “Center City District”, multiple courses for $20 or $30 are still on the menu. Philly Neighborhood Food Week runs October 11-18 and highlights quality cooking in Northern Liberties, East Passyunk, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Penn’s Landing.  We’re keen on the appetizer-pasta-entreé ensemble ($30 per person) at the well-regarded Le Virtù (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.).

Thrillist:  No longer content to play second fiddle to Center City, six surrounding hoods’re onboard for the inaugural PNFW, kicking off Sun and featuring 35 restaurants offering three/four-course, (way-discounted) $20/$30 prix-fixes. Entrées include (…) carne asada or enchiladas mole at East Passyunk’s El Zarape.

View menus and make your reservation at www.phillyneighborhoodfoodweek.com today!

Mark your calendars for the EPX 3rd Anniversary celebration Friday, September 11, 2009! Paradiso restaurant, 1627 E. Passyunk Avenue, will welcome EPX members as we congratulate one another on another stellar year of civic duty.The cost of the full dinner buffet will be $30 per person. There will be a cash bar and of course an anniversary cake. Plan to attend and see any board member for tickets or call 215-339-0400. There are a limited number and they will be going fast!

DEADLINE FOR TICKETS IS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2009!

Philadelphia WHERE Magazine, the ultimate user guide for city travelers – nationwide, has listed the EPX neighborhood as the TOP vibrant district, off the beaten path! In the August issue of WHERE five different , non-center city, Philly locales are ranked and the East Passyunk Avenue corridor is at number one! Although the article states that “the Avenue” stretches further than what we EPX-ers call home, by a few blocks, each-and-every destination spot mentioned by name and address  lies within EPX!  So whether its one of the new eateries, a land-mark like Marra’s, or chic shopping which is a new or established shop and its on Passyunk Ave its REALLY IN EPX!