aThe annual North Texas foodie feeding frenzy is officially igniting. Reservations for DFW Restaurant Week open today (Monday, July 11) with the reveal of participating Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants and multi-course menus ready for online viewing.
Of course, this popular restaurant event isn’t just a week away – even if it’s still called DFW Restaurant Week. It has expanded to a full month of set menus and menus, all to support a good cause.
DFW Restaurant Week officially kicks off its 25th anniversary edition August 8-14, with most participating restaurants extending their dining deals through September 4. There’s also a head start for foodie fun with the DFW Restaurant Week preview weekend that runs from August 4 to August 7.
Today is reservation day, when the full restaurant menu will be revealed so you can plan your plan of attack.
The opportunities are endless, with anniversary prizes menu options (three dinners costing $39/49, or two-course lunches from $24) for restaurants in Dallas, Tarrant, Colin, and Denton counties. There’s much-anticipated new weekend brunch deals (two-course brunch for $29) and even a few signature dinners, exclusive new VIP dining events (which include signature cocktails, chef tables, or courses added for $99). dollars).
The full list of participating restaurants and their offerings can be found here.
This summer’s foodie event celebrates a big anniversary. With 25 years under her belt, she has benefited from her old philanthropic partners – the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Lena Pope in Fort Worth.
Over the past 25 years, DFW’s Restaurant Week has raised nearly $11 million, including a record $1 million in 2019 alone. About 20 percent of the cost of each meal will be donated to a North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area or Lena Pope in the Tarrant area.
“We are very grateful that we have been the recipient of DFW Restaurant Week in Tarrant County for 24 of my 25 years,” says Ashley Elgin, CEO of Lena Pope, in a statement. “As one of the largest annual fundraisers, DFW Restaurant Week is extremely important to our organization.
“The more people eat out, the more money will be raised, and the more we can help local children with mental health issues. We hope that the people of the Tarrant area will realize this huge impact, and eat in a charitable manner throughout the run.”
Diners have enjoyed great lunches and dinners for the past 25 years. In fact, DFW Restaurant Week is the second longest-running restaurant week campaign in the country.
“Over the past 25 years, DFW Restaurant Week has raised nearly $11 million in charitable donations that directly benefit our community,” says Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of North Texas Food Bank. “Diners can help celebrate this special anniversary this summer knowing that every meal purchased in the Greater Dallas area in turn helps NTFB provide up to 147 meals to neighbors in need.”
Dining reservations for DFW Restaurant Week can be made via OpenTable or directly with restaurants. Be sure to mention DFW Restaurant Week and order the campaign menu to ensure charities receive their own donations. Find out more delicious 25th Anniversary details at DFWRestaurantWeek.com.