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Downtown Winter Dining Passport

By PA Americana Region

Downtown Winter Dining Passport

READING, PA,  – Pennsylvania’s Americana Region and seven Downtown Reading restaurants joined forces to create the Downtown Winter Dining Passport. The collaboration grew in response to the economic toll of COVID-19 on local restaurants and small businesses. 

Crystal Seitz, President of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, worked with downtown restauranteurs on ways the Visitors Bureau could help the eateries increase business. Discussions ensued, and the Downtown Winter Dining Passport was born.

The restaurants participating in the program are Canal Street Pub & Restaurant, Cheers American Bistro, Jimmie Kramer’s The Peanut Bar, Judy’s on Cherry, Saucony Creek at Reading Station, Reading Distilling Guild, and the Ugly Oyster Drafthaus. All seven locations have passports on hand and are ready and waiting to provide a safe, socially distanced experience for all their guests. 

The Dining Passport’s goals are twofold; provide area residents with a prize incentive to eat downtown, and boost revenue for the seven participants. While diners feast on fantastic meals at some of the area’s favorite locations, they collect stamps on the passports and make their way towards a prize drawing.

Stamps from five of the seven restaurants need to be obtained by February 28, 2021, for the passport to be eligible for the prize drawing. Eight fabulous prizes, including a Grand Prize valued at $1,000, will be awarded in March 2021.

Receive a passport at a participating establishment. No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp. Each individual receives a passport. Passport must include 5 different restaurant stamps to be eligible for drawings. You must be 21 years or older to participate. Passport stamp not available for takeout, inside dining only!



$50 gift certificate per name drawn and 1 PA American “Great Shit Happens Here” T-Shirt.

Passport must include your name and email to validate and for notification if you are a prize winner.

Additional information and rules about the Downtown Winter Dining Passport can be found at or by calling Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, 610-375-4085.

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