Old City's Amina Restaurant and Lounge offers Southern cuisine with an African twist

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Amina Restaurant offers cheesesteak beignets and Nigerian hot chicken, all with an African flair.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Amina Restaurant and Lounge offers Southern cuisine with a twist -- elevated dishes, and many with African spices.

Business partners Felicia Wilson and chef Darryl Harmon designed a menu with items like cheesesteak beignets, braised oxtails, Nigerian hot chicken, and 'peri-peri wings - seasoned with the African chili spice of the same name.

The name 'Amina' comes from a warrior princess from Nigeria in the 16th century and is also the name of owner Felicia Wilson's second daughter.

Decor includes two hand-painted murals of women warriors, and the walls are lined with artifacts from Africa.

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104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267-324-3745