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March 31, 2020

#SavePhillyEats is selling food experiences to help restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis

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Vetri Cucina Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

To help restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic, a new resource called #SavePhillyEats has emerged. You can buy experiences from local chefs and gift cards through the website. While you can't dine at Vetri Cucina (pictured above) right now, you can purchase a family-style, pop up dinner at the restaurant to use after the COVID-19 crisis.

A digital hub to help Philadelphia's restaurants and bars during the coronavirus pandemic called #SavePhillyEats is now up and operational.

On the platform, restaurants sell unique experiences and special offers on gift cards that can be redeemed once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

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"I think I speak for all local restaurateurs when I say we are grateful to be given an opportunity to generate revenue during this time. The #SavePhillyEats resource is a great example of folks coming together in a crisis. The Philly restaurant scene we all love will survive this," said chef Marc Vetri of Vetri Cucina in a statement.

Examples of what you can purchase include a family-style, pop up dinner at Vetri Cucina, 20% off gift cards for Vernick Food & Drink, an in-home dinner with Mike Solomonov, a discount on gift cards for Yards Brewing Co. and a dinner for 10 in your home with chef Nick Elmi of Laurel.

You can browse all the offers on the #SavePhillyEats website. Below is a video with more information from Philly entrepreneur Anthony Bucci, who started the website with David Bookspan.

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