Restaurant week returns to DFW
By Tori Couch
The 26th annual DFW Restaurant Week starts Aug. 7, and the choices include a few new Tarrant County hot spots.
Over 100 restaurants throughout the Metroplex are offering prix fixe menus for lunch, dinner and/or weekend brunch. Make reservations through OpenTable or by calling a restaurant and specifying the reservation is for Restaurant Week. Menus are available for viewing on the DFW Restaurant Week website under the “Reservation” section.
In Tarrant County, the lineup features Don Artemio Mexican Heritage, a James Beard finalist for best new U.S. restaurant this year, and Musume, a Japanese restaurant that opened in June in downtown Fort Worth.
Restaurant Week runs Aug. 7-13. Many places are extending their offerings as late as Sept. 3. A preview weekend at select restaurants is Aug. 3-6. Three-course dinners cost either $39 or $49, lunches are $24 and the weekend brunch is $29. The Signature Experience Dinner costs $99 and offers a VIP experience that may include cocktails or additional courses.
A fourth course can be added to dinner at many restaurants with the Fourth Course Certificate. Certificates can be obtained by spending $10 at a local FedEx Office and presenting the receipt at the register.
Approximately 20 percent of Restaurant Week proceeds will benefit its charity partners — Lena Pope in Fort Worth and North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area. Last year, Restaurant Week donated more than $400,000 to these organizations, according to the DFW Restaurant Week Facebook page.
“Through unwavering dedication, Lena Pope strives to nurture the potential of every individual through our behavioral and mental health services, which creates a ripple effect of positive change throughout the community,” Lena Pope’s chief executive, Ashley Elgin, said in a release. “With DFW Restaurant Week being one of our largest annual fundraisers, we urge the community to seize the opportunity to dine out and become a supporter, to help ensure our mission echoes for generations to come.”