GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The eighth annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids kicks off Wednesday, and this year there are some news ways for you to enjoy the event.
Kate Herron of Experience Grand Rapids told 24 Hour News 8 Monday that 75 restaurants are participating — the most ever.
And this year marks the first time lunch deals will be included. The two-course lunch is $14 per person. However, you won’t be able to get lunch at all participating restaurants because some are not open during lunch.
A three-course dinner is $28 per person at most of the participating restaurants. Some locations are offering a $28 deal for two people.
“We’ve got everything from Indian Masala, Lindo Mexico on 28th Street, all the way up to the new Greenwell in Rockford,” said Kate Herron withExperience Grand Rapids.
24 Hour News 8 was at Atwater Brewery Wednesday talking with Chef Brooke Pierce about what they will offer for lunch and dinner. A few items include: fire roasted corn chowder with sriracha, Detroit cheese steak, pork belly stir-fry, and lemon IPA doughnuts.
“The menu contains a lot of beers we have here on tap,” said Pierce. “I created this menu, it’s not something you can get on our regular menu.
The event is part of a good cause. Restaurants will give one dollar from every meal bought to the Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.
Restaurant Week runs through Aug. 20.
==Below, Bistro Bella Vita sous chefs Jeff Myers and Taylor Boeschenstein show off some of the dishes you can try.==