This week the forecast is for warm weather and… dining deals. Downtown Dining Week: Summer Edition begins on Thursday, June 3 – it runs through Sunday, June 13. This is when scores of local restaurants located Downtown (naturally) offer special prix fixe menus for diners to enjoy for carryout/curbside pickup and/or in-house and patio dining.
Here’s how DDD works: Lunch is two or three courses for $13. Dinner is also three courses for $25 or $35. Some restaurants are also featuring a family meal option. Participating restaurants include Third Coast Provisions, The Capital Grille, The Knick, Onesto, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Smoke Shack, Mader’s, Mason Street Grill, Zarletti and Proof Pizza at the Saint Kate Hotel.
Let’s take The Knick’s lunch menu as an example. You get a starter course of hummus, Caesar salad or gazpacho. Your entree choices are a chicken pita, pulled pork sandwich or salmon salad. Dessert is vanilla cheesecake or flourless chocolate cake. Remember to tip on the value of the meal, which in this case is $21.
For dinner, Mason Street Grill is offering a $35 menu (valued at $54). For appetizers, you have a choice of heirloom tomato gazpacho or a chopped salad. Entree choices are marinated beef tenderloin skewers, pan-seared salmon or basil pesto gnocchi. Dessert is one of three creamy treats – mint chocolate chip ice cream, strawberry lemon ice cream or passion fruit sorbet.
Besides featuring prix fixe lunch and dinner menus, Onesto is running a $70 Italian family meal (valued at $110). Courses are a Caesar salad, pasta with Berkshire pork/grass-fed beef meatballs, and tiramisu for dessert.
Check the DDD website for all the participating restaurants and their menus.