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DFW #foodies and tastemakers, mark your calendars! The race is on for the return of DFW’s highly anticipated Restaurant Week, and it’s coming to a restaurant near you August 15 – 21, 2016.
Ushering in its 19th season and presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, reservations are now open, and diners are invited to book early for the ultimate indulgence with top DFW restaurants across the metroplex. Slated as an annual affair, 20% from each meal goes to support the North Texas Food Bank (“NTFB”) for the Dallas area, and Lena Pope in Tarrant County.
“As the North Texas Food Bank’s single largest fundraiser, DFW Restaurant Week provides the perfect opportunity for supporters to dine out and give back this August,” said Simon Powell, NTFB Chief Operating Officer, interim president and CEO. “Each dollar we receive from the campaign provides three meals for hungry North Texans.”
But while area diners are gearing up for the norm, this year’s Restaurant Week returns — but with an even more tastier twist.
For the first time ever, VisitDallas.com will present DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival, a two-evening event, as the official kick-off to DFW Restaurant Week. A delicious side to the main event, the DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival will take over downtown’s Main Street Garden, tempting palates with savory flavors, wine and cocktails creations, and culinary experiences from top restaurants.
Taking place on August 12 and August 13, the festival will boast live entertainment by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Magic!, with even more surprises and delectable goodies in store. General admission tickets and VIP tickets are now on sale for the two-day spectacular at DFW Restaurant Week’s new year-round website, DFWRW365.com.
The official Restaurant Week is ready for action and already boasting over 125 participating restaurants offering three-course prix fixe dinners for either $35 or $45.
Other locations will also offer the Cadillac Lunch Experience by Oak Farms Dairy, to feature two-course lunches for $20.
“DFW Restaurant Week provides critical funds for our counseling and education programs while also supporting local restaurants at a traditionally slower time of year,” said Lena Pope CEO Todd A. Landry. “By dining out for a cause, DFW Restaurant Week supporters helped us provide more than 1,400 counseling sessions and helped us educate over 600 kids last year. We encourage everyone to enjoy a delicious meal and help our families grow stronger at the same time!”