IN THE NEWS: Avenida Restaurant Wins "Best of Philly 2010" Award


Contact: Hope Gibbs, Inkandescent Public Relations
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July 28, 2010, Philadelphia PA — Chefs Edgar and Kim Alvarez are thrilled to announce that this week that their restaurant, Avenida, was awarded the 2010 Best Kids Menu by Philadelphia Magazine.

At Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2010” celebration in July, they celebrated the honor with Philadelphia dignitaries such as Mayor Michael Nutter (pictured below) and the other Best of Philly winners.

Click here to see the dishes that kids all over Philadelphia have been raving about.

PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE gave AVENIDA another shout out in February

In Philadelphia Magazine’s Where We’re Eating column, reviewers wrote: “Husband and wife chefs Edgar and Kim Alvarez have turned the historic Cresheim Cottage into a modern, friendly LatinAmerican eatery. It’s the kind of place where a woman at the table next to you leans over and gushes, “Ohhh, is that the calamari? It looks delicious.”

Click here to read what else Philadelphia Magazine said about dinner at Avenida.

And read why Philadelphia Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan gave Avenida has prestigious Two Bells honor in a Sunday, July 25 review.

About Avenida Restaurant

Opened in December 2009 by Chefs Edgar and Kim Alvarez, Avenida Restaurant serves Latin American food in the Guatemalan tradition that Chef Edgar grew up with.

Set in a historic Mount Airy home called the Cresham Cottage, which was built in the 1700s, patrons sit by the stone fireplace or on the romantic outdoor porch sipping margaritas and sampling Chef Edgar’s signature guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and fresh salsa.

Stop by for dinner tonight to sample the award-winning delicacies that he and wife and partner Chef Kim Katz Alvarez have prepared. And do bring the kids! The owners of Avenida pride themselves on being family-friendly.

Make a reservation for dinner tonight: 267.385.6857
7402 Germantown Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19119
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday