South Side Restaurant Tour to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Students can enjoy a sampling of Mexican and El Salvadoran cuisine while exploring Scranton’s Cedar Iron District in South Side.
South Side Restaurant Tour to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

The University’s first-ever “South Side Restaurant Tour” will take place this Saturday, Oct. 2, with two start times at 11 a.m. or 12:15 p.m., and will offer University of Scranton students an opportunity to explore the revitalized Cedar Iron District while celebrating Hispanic Heritage month.  

The event begins with a trip to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) South Side Farmers Market and registration includes $5 in free Market Bucks that students can use at the various participating vendors at the Market. After enjoying the Market, students will be able to go in small, predesignated groups to enjoy a set menu with two courses at different Mexican or El Salvadorian restaurants before meeting back at UNC’s community room for dessert from Florita’s Bakery. 

University students can register for this event here. There is a $10 fee for students, payable in-person with your Royal Card after completing online registration. Registered students can pay this fee on the 2nd floor of the DeNaples Center on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 1 p.m.-3p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration is open until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. 

Participating restaurants include: Chicano's Restaurant, La Chingada Restaurante y Carniceria MexicanaItalo's RestaurantLa Libertad Pupuseria, and Florita's Bakery. This event is co-sponsored by Latin American Studies Program, Cross Cultural Centers, Spanish Cultural Society, Office of Community Relations, and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA. For more information, please email or call 570-941-4119.

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