The biannual Local Restaurant Week presents a real opportunity for Buffalo's diners to check out new places and enjoy old favorites. Still, with over 200 restaurants participating, here's a few ideas.
The special dining offers - which range from $20.16, $30.16 and $40.16, depending on each restaurant's deal - run from Oct. 17 through Oct. 23. Check out the preview to see the extensive list of newcomers.
Including tax and a 20 percent tip, that's about $26. Here's how far that can take you in the locally owned restaurants of Western New York this week:
*At Amaretto Bistro, $20.16 will fetch you beef carpaccio with brioche croutons, black garlic aioli and giardiniera; pork tenderloin with cider poached apples, roasted fingerling potatoes, with red cabbage jus; and a chocolate dessert.
*At Cafe 59, two entrees like a grilled bell pepper stuffed with rice, chorizo, corn and smoked mozzarella, with grilled foccacia; and salmon and pesto penne.
*At Chester's Cajun, a glass of wine, salad or cup of soup like chicken andouille gumbo, and entrees like crawfish etoufee.
*At Chocolate Bar, filet mignon and a Caesar salad.
*At Coco, a kir royale, lamb Bolognese over bucatini, and salted caramel chocolate mousse with whipped cream and cassis reduction.
*At Cozy Thai, mango salad, chicken coconut noodle soup, Burmese chicken curry over white rice, and mango sticky rice.
*At One Eyed Jack's, a three-meat barbecue combo, two sides, salad or Brunswick stew, and bread pudding.
*At Rustbelt Bar & Grill, a glass of wine, salad, lamb chops over Mediterranean orzo, and apple crisp.
*At Tavern at Windsor Park, a glass of wine, a Scotch egg, and steak and kidney pie.
*At Uncle Joe's Diner, a beer, a German platter of knockwurst, bratwurst, sweet-and-sour cabbage and German potato salad, and a slice of pie.
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