Some nosh news for foodies: San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is making its tasty return, showcasing more than 190 eateries across our local dining scene over the course of eight days.
This year, SDRW runs Sept. 20 through Sept. 27 with a familiar, scrumptious set-up: participating eateries will offer special two and three-course, prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Two-course lunch menus will be 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, Uptown, Central San Diego, Mission Bay and Beaches, and North County Inland and Coastal, to name a few communities.
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 – easy as pie.
SDRW 2015 participating eateries include Stake Chophouse + Bar in Coronado, Bo-Beau Kitchen + Garden in La Mesa, Indigo Grill in Little Italy, Bali Hai on Shelter Island, Barrio Star in Uptown, Bleu Boheme and Pampas Argentine Grill in Central San Diego and Sea180 Coastal Tavern in Imperial Beach.
Those are just a few samples, however, in the very long, mouthwatering list of SDRW restaurants, which can be seen in full here. The SDRW website also includes the special menus each eatery will serve during the foodie event.
This time around, 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.
By the way, SDRW has been such a hit over the years organizers have extended the event by a full week in the past. Here’s to hoping that happens again. Bon appetit!