Arizona Restaurant Week is returning September 15 to September 24 and patrons will have much more than food to digest.
“To celebrate 10 years of this spectacular event, we are giving diners a chance to win big with an exciting online contest featuring 10 experiential prizes that foodie and travel lovers will eat up,” says Steve Chucri, Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO.
“Some of them include a brewery tour and tasting with SanTan Brewing Company; a coffee roasting and cupping tour for 10 at CULT Coffee Roasters; and even a drone.”
The 10-day eating extravaganza offers diners the opportunity to try three-course, prix-fixe menus at more than 60 Arizona restaurants for $33 or $44 per person. The goal is to position the Grand Canyon State one of the top culinary destinations in the nation, and to stimulate business and revenue.
Market Street Kitchen, 20825 N. Pima Road, and The Herb Box, 20707 N. Pima Road, are among the participating restaurants in Scottsdale.
“Our menu for the 10th anniversary of Restaurant Week is a variation on our ‘greatest hits’ and dishes,” says Michael Hunn, Market Street Kitchen chef.
“For example, we are doing our fried chicken as a three-course dinner, and some of our other best dishes with fabulous first and third courses for $33 per person. Lots of classics with a twist to get a sampling of our local favorites.”
The Herb Box CEO Susan Smederovac-Wilcox says her restaurants participate annually because it kicks off the season.
“It gets everyone excited, including our staff. We get to show off a little, and welcome new guests.”
Some packages include a complimentary glass of wine or beer. For participating restaurants, visit arizonarestaurantweek.com. They are indicated with a “B” next to their name. Similarly, venues with a “V” by their listing offer vegetarian options, “G” for gluten-free alternatives and “C” if the prix-fixe menu is for a couple rather than per person.
Patrons can also visit the website to enter the contest. The winner will be announced by October 1 and notified via email or phone.