Modern Mexican Brunch to debut at Distrito

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Beginning on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, Chef Jose Garces’ modern Mexican restaurant, Distrito (3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657), will debut a Weekend Brunch.  The menu will include a host of fun Mexican flavors, served in Chef Garces’ signature small plates style, every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

“One of the meals I enjoy the most in Mexico City is breakfast because of all the flavorful options,” says Chef Garces.  “This menu will bring our interpretation of those dishes to University City and offer new place for brunch in the neighborhood.”

Distrito brunch menu items include:  Chilaquiles, fried egg with Mexican crema, queso fresco, grilled red onions, green chile sauce and micro cilantro;  Torta de Huevos, eggs, queso Oaxaca, Benton’s bacon, avocado, tomato and crema;  Steak and Eggs, Kobe beef with two eggs any style, refried or black beans and chimichurri sauce;  Huevos Rancheros, eggs with roasted tomato and green asparagus;  and Torrejas, French toast with cajeta, berries and Chantilly cream.  Prices range from $8 to $15.

An assortment of brunch-friendly cocktails, playfully nicknamed “Vuelvo de la Vida,” or “Return to Life,” will also be offered, including:  Distrito Bloody Maria, chipotle infused vodka, fresh tomato, horseradish, lime and cilantro;  Sparkling Margarita, Hornitos Plata tequila, orange liquor, lime juice and sparkling wine;  and Ojo Rojo or “Red Eye,” Mexican hot chocolate, coffee, Patron XO, whipped cream, and caramel.  Distrito’s popular Fresh Juices will also be available during brunch.

Distrito’s menu of fresh interpretations of classic Mexican fare, striking décor including a hot pink and bright green color scheme, a wall constructed from over 600 colorful, campy masks of lucha libre and a booth crafted from a Volkswagen Beetle, has been featuring in Food & Wine, GQ, Glamour and Bon Appetit which noted, “the menu is pitch perfect.”  Distrito was also named “Best New Restaurant 2009” by Philadelphia Magazine and was included on Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2009 as one of the world’s top 50 restaurants.  In 2008, Esquire magazine named Distrito among the best new restaurants in the country, while locally, The Philadelphia Inquirer named them best overall new restaurant of 2008.

Distrito is located at 3945 Chestnut Street, in West Philadelphia’s bustling University City neighborhood, and is open for brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  For more information, or to make a brunch reservation, please call (215) 222-1657 or visit