No one would expect a three-course dinner at a fine local restaurant, or a couple of dishes enjoyed at a favorite lunch spot, to provide enough sustenance to feed a family of four. Unless one orders these meals during Restaurant Week.
55 area restaurants
Between Friday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 15, 55 area restaurants will take part in the 13th annual Restaurant Week, offering special prie-fixe menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as specialty drinks. A portion of the proceeds from these meals and libations will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma for its Food for Kids programming.
Prices for the Restaurant Week specials are $15 for a two- to three-course lunch, $22 for two to three courses at brunch, and $20 to $45 for dinner, depending on the number of courses included. Signature cocktail prices vary by location.
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Choice of menus
Most of the participating restaurants are offering lunch and dinner menus, as well as specialty drinks. Two downtown-area establishments —
The Chalkboard in the Ambassador Hotel, 1324 S. Main St., and Duet Restaurant & Jazz, 108 N. Detroit Ave. — will offer the full complement of menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, along with a unique drink creation.
Food Bank programs
The programs that will benefit from Restaurant Week include: • The Food for Kids Backpack Program, which provides nutritious, kid-friendly food to food-insecure students to take home Friday after school. The food bank distributes thousands of backpacks of food to schools each week to students in preschool through elementary in Tulsa County. • The School Pantry Program, which provides food to low-income high school and middle school students and their families. The School Pantry system better meets the needs of older students in terms of appetite, choice and appeal. • Free Family Farmers’ Markets, which provides fresh produce and bakery items to low-income students and their families through a partnership with Community Action Project and its Early Childhood Development Centers and Educare sites. • School’s Out, Meals In, which tries to help fill that gap for families by providing meals for children in high-poverty areas during extended school holidays and over summer vacation. • Community School Dinners, which provide meals for a variety of school functions, including parent-teacher conferences, reading workshops and back-to-school nights to help increase participation and foster a sense of community between families and school faculty. •
After School Fuel, offering healthy after-school meals in partnership with the food bank, community organizations and the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Currently, this partnership includes providing hot meals and nutritious shelf-stable meals for children at several program sites.
Mother Road Market
Mother Road Market will have food donation sites set up at its entrances, with the donated food going to the food bank’s School Pantry Program.
Albert G’s Barbecue’s downtown location, 421 E. First St., will be donating 10% of all proceeds Friday, Sept. 13, to the food bank.
New to Restaurant Week - Bird & Bottle
Bird & Bottle, 3324 E. 31st St.
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New to Restaurant Week - Peacemaker Lobster & Crab
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab, 313 E. Second St.
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New to Restaurant Week - Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Utica Square
New to Restaurant Week - Jane’s Delicatessen
Jane’s Delicatessen, 2626 E. 11th St.
New to Restaurant Week - Roppongi
Roppongi, 601 S. Boston Ave.
New to Restaurant Week- The Bramble, Riverwalk and Pearl District
The Bramble, 1302 E. Sixth St. 400 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks
New to Restaurant Week - Neighborhood JA.M.
Neighborhood JA.M., 4830 E. 61st St.
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New to Restaurant Week- Duet
Duet, 108 N. Detroit Ave.
JOSEPH RUSHMORE for Tulsa World file
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
For more information on the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma: