Last year we broke records. DFW Restaurant Week, which begins the week of Aug. 5 and extends through Aug. 18, Aug. 25, or Sept. 2 (depending on the restaurant), is in its 22nd year.
The list of 141 participating restaurants will be revealed a week from today, July 9: mark your calendars. You’ll want to peruse and pounce. Last year, nearly 90,000 diners made reservations, and the fundraiser garnered a record-setting $890,000 for local charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (for Dallas, Collin, and Denton counties) and Lena Pope (for Tarrant County).
A few points for those who might be new to the game:
DFW Restaurant Week is the season in which restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners for $39 or $49 and two-course lunches for $25. Twenty percent of proceeds go to the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.
For Dallasites, Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank reminds: “Every dollar donated to NTFB from your meal provides another three meals for hungry North Texans.”
It’ll be the second year for the Specialty Bites program, in which more casual restaurants offer a single item, with 10 percent benefiting the charity partners.
We’ll remind you next week. Here is where you’ll go to give that list a gander.