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

Read more...

Inkandescent Public Relations: Avenida

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

IN THE NEWS: CNN Money Features Avenida

JANUARY 4, 2010, CNN Money — In a CNN Money article posted today entitled, 100-year-old businesses we lost, reporter Elizabeth Montalbano writes, “More than 45,000 businesses closed their doors for good in 2009, including some that survived for longer than a century.”

One of the six U.S. businesses she profiled was the Delaware Market House, which chefs Kim and Edgar Alvarez closed last March. Click READ MORE to view what Montalbano wrote.

Read More

 

IN THE NEWS: Avenida, a new restaurant by Kim & Edgar Alvarez opening Dec. 17, is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

DECEMBER 10, 2009, The Philadelphia Inquirer — Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant columnist Michael Kline reported today: “Dec. 17 will mark the debut of the long-delayed Avenida (7402 Germantown Ave., 267-385-6857), a family friendly, budget-conscious Latin concept from husband-and-wife chef team Edgar and Kim Alvarez, who most recently ran Gladwyne’s Delaware Market House, a gourmet takeout and catering operation. The building was last home to Cresheim Cottage Cafe. They’re opening without the liquor license, whose paperwork has been held up. Their partner here is Wayne Zukin, a real estate developer and Mount Airy-ite.”

Read the entire article here

CHECK OUT AVENIDA’S NEW WEBSITE, www.avenidarestaurant.com!

Read More

 

Business Card & Logo: Avenida Restaurant

Logo, illustration and design by Michael Gibbs

Client: Avenida, www.avenidarestaurant.com, a new Latin American restaurant in Mt. Airy, PA

Assignment: When chefs Kim and Edgar Alvarez were still in the planning phase of opening their new Latin American restaurant, Avenida,” they knew they needed an eye-popping logo that would get the attention of future customers. They turned to illustrator Michael Gibbs”:http://www.mglenwood.com to create a logo that would incorporate the essence of Chef Edgar’s Aztek roots and the Germantown Avenue address of Avenida — which translates to “on the avenue.”

Solution: Michael accomplished his mission with flying colors. “We love our logo,” says Chef Edgar, who with Kim worked hard to match the colors of the interior of the restaurant to the colors on the logo and business card. “Everyone comments on how fun and beautiful the whole marketing package is. That was our goal: To create a restaurant that is fun, light, and beautiful.”

Read More

 

WEBSITE — Avenida Restaurant

Click image for larger view

Illustration and design by Michael Gibbs
Website coding / database by Max Kukoy
Writing / Concept by Hope Katz Gibbs

About Avenida Restaurant

Located just outside of Philadelphia in Chestnut Hill, Chefs Kim & Edgar Alvarez invite diners to indulge their taste buds in the oasis of bold flavors and sparkling concoctions.

Set in a historic Chestnut Hill home built in the 1700s, patrons will sit by the stone fireplace or on the romantic outdoor porch sipping margaritas and sampling Chef Edgar’s signature guacamole.

Make a reservation for dinner tonight: 267-385-6857.