This may be the tastiest news you hear all day: San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back, showcasing more than 180 eateries across out local dining scene over the course of eight delicious days.
This time around, SDRW runs from Jan. 17 through Jan. 24 with its familiar, scrumptious set-up: participating restaurants will offer special two and three-course, prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. Two-course lunch menus are priced at $10, $15 or $20 per person, while three-course dinner menus are priced at $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person.
The popular culinary event spans local restaurants across 12 regions throughout San Diego County including downtown San Diego, La Jolla, Central San Diego, Mission Bay and Beaches, North County Inland and Coastal, South Bay and Point Loma/Harbor Island, to name a few communities.
Cuisine varies, too, with every type of food on the SDRW list: from American and California fare, to Mexican, French and Italian.
As always, no special passes are required to attend SDRW. Just pick the participating restaurant that sounds good to you, go there and ask for the SDRW menu. Really, it’s easy as pie.
Now, on to the main course.
A small sampling of eateries participating in SDRW 2016 include: PrepKitchen (Little Italy, La Jolla and North County locations); Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Mission Bay; the newly-reopened Top of the Market in downtown San Diego; Beaumont’s Eatery in La Jolla, Solterra Winery & Kitchen in the North County; and The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar in Mission Hills.
The very long list of participating restaurants – as well as photos and mouthwatering menus – can be seen in full on the SDRW website. Foodies can even score a few recipes on the website so they can try their hand at cooking some delicious dishes at home.
SDRW has partnered with Sysco and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to raise funds for the organization's many programs for hungry children and families in San Diego County, including the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
SDRW organizers say diners can get involved in the fundraising efforts by posting a photo of their SDRW experience on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Food4Kids and tagging the SDRW restaurant where they are dining.
Sysco will donate $1 to the Food Bank’s program for every #Food4Kids post during the event so the program, which provides weekend food packages to chronically hungry elementary school students, can be launched in as many local schools as possible.