Saturday, March 29, 2014

Local Restaurant Week (March 31st - April 6th)

Local Restaurant Week

March 31st - April 6th 2014

One of my favorite times of the year in Western New York is during Local Restaurant Week. Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that highlights and celebrates our local independent restaurants.  Trust me, our areas restaurants are so worth celebrating and WNY has some of the most talented chefs in the country. There are over 200 restaurants participating in Local Restaurant Week and it's become a highly anticipated event. Participating restaurants create a special menu for the event and the featured dishes start at just $20.14. That price typically includes a soup or salad, the main entree and a dessert. Some even include a glass of wine or feature bottles of wine for $20.14. That's a bank for your buck, especially considering I can barely cook at home for that price! As much as I love to cook, Local Restaurant Week gives me a break and an opportunity to enjoy an amazing meal out at a fine dining establishment. During the event my goal is to dine out 3-4 times per week. I also try to dine at an establishment that I've never been to before. So one on my list this year is Manzella's Restauant. It's walking distance from my house and I pass by it every day. We've lived in our house for 8 years so it's crazy that we've never been there! When we go out to dinner we typically go to a restaurant we know and love. Local Restaurant Week allows us to be more adventurous and try a restaurant that we never have….without breaking the bank! I can't wait until next week. I have 3 restaurants lined up so far. Tuesday I am dining out with my High School besties, Wednesday I am dining out with my Spa Chick besties and our husbands, and Thursday I am dining out with Dave and the boys. I will post my restaurant adventures and food impressions next week. I highly encourage you to dine out the week of March 31st and April 6th, and support and enjoy the many dining establishments in WNY. Salute to taking a break from cooking and enjoying a meal out during Local Restaurant Week! 


Where will you dine out during Local Restaurant Week? 
Make sure to share your Food Impressions!


  1. Can't wait for dinner on Wednesday night to savor local fare served with local flair!


  2. With this blog you really took our attention to the points that we never thought about. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. All the best, way to go

    1. I am happy to hear that you were able to take something away from my LRW post. Thank you for taking the time to comment.