Louisville Restaurant Week kicks off Feb. 22

Louisville Restaurant Week — a celebration of the city’s culinary scene — kicks off Feb. 22 and runs through Feb. 28.

The food-focused week will offer Louisville locals three courses for $26, $36, or $46 at participating restaurants.

Tony Frank, who organized the event, describes it as a week meant to boost positive publicity for restaurants that have struggled through the coronavirus outbreak.

There will be at least 16 participating restaurants this year, including Matt Winn’s Steakhouse, 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, and Sarino. More restaurants are expected to be added to the event before it kicks off.

“As restaurants continue to face one of the most challenging times in recent history, Louisville Restaurant Week will once again provide a much-needed lift this winter,” Frank said.

With the dire economic climate, he sees Louisville Restaurant Week as a great opportunity to connect with consumers who otherwise might not have eaten out in 2020.

“In addition to generating business for the participating restaurants, Restaurant Week gives consumers an event to look forward to and a sense of normalcy that allows them to safely support and try new restaurants in their community,” Frank explained.

Other participants include: Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar, Four Pegs, Grassa Gramma, leMOO, The Limbo, LOUVINO (Highlands), LOUVINO (Douglass Hills), Mesh, The Melting Pot, Napa River Grill, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Village Anchor, and Vincenzo’s.

Louisville Restaurant Week will contribute $1 to the McAtee Community Kitchen for the first 1,000 meals purchased. Louisville Tourism will match the donation by contributing $1,000.

Open since June 2020, The McAtee Community Kitchen serves families in need within Louisville’s West End, Shelby Park, and Smoketown neighborhoods by providing them with meals, groceries and more.

Reservations are encouraged, and menus will be available only on Feb. 17.

Visit louisvillerestaurantweek.com for more information.

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