Hard to fathom, but it’s time for the fall version of the biannual celebration foodies fantasize about: Local Restaurant Week, running from October 21 – 27.
This all-consuming feeding fest occurs each spring and fall throughout Western New York, which promotes our regional food culture and supports locally-owned eateries of all size and menu shapes.
Food features starting at $20.13 encourage diners to skip national chain restaurants in favor of supporting local independents. Profits from each dollar spent at our locally-owned, independent restaurants stay right here in WNY and make our community stronger. And it gives you a chance to take in the local flavor.
From all the corners of WNY, Local Restaurant Week is the ideal way to visit places you’ve always wanted to try or chow down at a place you haven’t dropped by in a long time, all for a fixed price of $20.13
Like many foodies, I’m plotting out my plan for a week’s worth of food fun. I will always patronize independent, locally-owned restaurants because I like to support people who are putting food on their table by putting food on my table.
“Western New Yorkers have embraced this celebration of our vibrant local independent restaurants making it one of the biggest of its kind in the country. We cherish and are proud of our neighborhood restaurants here and consider them part of the culture of Western New York,” noted Christa Hobart, event coordinator.
“We estimate during each Local Restaurant Week, that about $4 million is pumped through the local economy. By going out to eat at local independent restaurants you are supporting our community and making it stronger. You might gain a couple pounds but it’s for a great cause,” she added.
Here’s the website, which is updated daily: www.LocalRestaurantWeek.com
As they say at LRW: "It’s an event of gastronomical proportions!”