If you’re dreaming about a terrific night out on the town at one of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, but don’t want to break your budget, read on. Two of our favorite dining spots are offering recession proof specials the entire month. So, call and make a reservation now. This is your chance to enjoy some great food presented by two of Philadelphia’s rising star chefs, at prices you can afford. Bon Appetit!Bistrot La Minette 623 S. 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215.925.8000 http://www.bistrotlaminette.com
Did you happen to catch a peek of Chef Peter Woolsey’s mouth-watering triple cheese macaroni gratin on the cover of January’s Philly Mag? It’s enough to make your mouth water. Well, the entire month of January you can indulge in the chef’s intriguingly authentic classic French bistro dishes without breaking your piggy bank. Every Monday through Friday evening, enjoy three courses for $30. Add two glasses of wine for $42. This Queen Village hot spot has a neighborhood charm and handcrafted warmth that will keep you chanting vive la France.Meme 2201 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 215.735.4900 www.memerestaurant.com
Hot off the press, Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan just upgraded his review of this excellent dining spot. Chef David Katz’s small seasonal menu focuses on great ingredients, sharing-size portions and sharp technique that produce memorable takes on standards. Check out the skillet-sizzling mussels, the strip steak with potato-blue cheese croquette, or the steel head trout. Every night but Saturday throughout the month, the restaurant will offer three courses for $35. This is your chance to find out what everyone’s talking about. Yummy!