Are You Ready to “Step Up To The Plate”? Restaurant Week is Sept. 7 – 15
Tulsa-area restaurants offer prix fixe specialty menus to support the Food Bank
Tulsa, Okla. – In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, area restaurants are stepping up to the plate to fight hunger in our community by participating in Tulsa’s seventh annual Restaurant Week Sept. 7 – 15.
Currently, there are 34 restaurants signed up to offer three-course, prix fixe meals and donate 10% of Restaurant Week menu proceeds to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Restaurant Week proceeds will be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation up to $25,000.
Restaurant Week patrons can select from a variety of three-course lunch and dinner menus designed to suit any taste and budget. Restaurants will offer a lunch menu priced at $12.95 per person and a dinner menu at one of three varying price points: $25 per person, $35 per person or $35 for two. Each meal will feature an appetizer, entrée and dessert and all prices exclude tax, gratuity and beverage.
Tuesday, Sept. 10 is Restaurant Week Celebrity Waiter Night. On this special night, local celebrities are paired up with participating restaurants to help serve patrons enjoying the prix fixe dinner menu.
The Food Bank’s Food for Kids program provides a backpack of food each week during the school year to more than 4,800 students in Tulsa County at risk of going hungry during the weekend and holidays. To date, Restaurant Week has raised more than $210,000 for the Food Bank’s mission of eliminating food insecurity.
“We are always happy to participate in Restaurant Week,” said Amanda Williams, marketing and communications manager for the McNellie’s Group. “We’re proud to be a part of this yearly tradition. This year, our new McNellie’s South location is joining in on the fun!”
An updated list of participating restaurants, their Restaurant Week menus and contact information will be available on the TulsaPeople iPad/iPhone app beginning Sept. 1. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple iTunes store.
“We love when Restaurant Week rolls around,” said Heidi Ewing, community engagement manager at the Food Bank. “It’s always inspiring to see great Tulsa restaurants step up to help our community.”
This year, Restaurant Week is hosting a social media contest. Show your love for Restaurant Week by posting pictures on social media. Use the hashtag #TulsaRW on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you could win a dining certificate to one of your favorite Restaurant Week restaurants.
The event’s presenting sponsors are TulsaPeople magazine and OMNI Air International. Additional sponsors include the George Kaiser Family Foundation, News on 6, KRMG, Jarboe and Waller & Company Public Relations.
“We look forward to Restaurant Week every year,” said Jim Langdon, publisher of TulsaPeople. “It’s a great time to visit different restaurants and try new dishes all while giving back to such a worthy cause.”
TulsaPeople created Restaurant Week in 2006.
For more information about Restaurant Week and its special prix fixe menus, visit TulsaPeople.com, the Tulsa Restaurant Week Facebook page or download the TulsaPeople Sept. issue on the TulsaPeople iPad/iphone app.
Participating restaurants (as of July 31) are:
- Back Alley BBQ, 116 S. Elgin Ave., (918) 728-8300
- Baxter’s Interurban Grill, 717 S. Houston Ave., (918) 585-3134
- The Chalkboard, 1324 S. Main St., (918) 582-1964
- Dilly Deli, 402 E. Second St., (918) 938-6382
- El Guapo’s Cantina, 332 E. First St., (918) 382-7482
- James E. McNellie’s Public House, 409 E. First St., (918) 382-7468
- Joe Momma’s, 112 S. Elgin Ave., (918) 794-6563
- The Tavern, 201 N. Main St., (918) 949-9801
- The Vault, 620 S. Cincinnati, (918) 948-6761
- Yokozuna, 309 E. Second St., (918) 508-7676
- Cosmo Café & Bar, 3334 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 933-4848
- In The Raw, 3321 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 744-1300
- KEO, 3524 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 794-8200
- Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar, 3523 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 747-9463
- Andolini’s, 1552 E. 15th St., (918) 728-6111
- La Madeleine, 1523 E. 15th St., (918) 710-2106
- McGill’s, 1560 E. 21st St., (918) 742-8080
- Palace Café, 1301 E. 15th St., (918) 582-4321
- Polo Grill, 2038 Utica Square, (918) 744-4280
- SMOKE. on Cherry Street, 1542 E. 15th St., (918) 949-4440
- Wild Fork, 1820 Utica Square, (918) 742-0712
- Sushi Alley, 1730 Utica Square, (918) 592-5539
- Bodean Seafood, 3376 E. 51st St., (918) 749-1407
- Cardigan’s, 6000 S. Lewis Ave., (918) 749-9070
- Villa Ravenna, 6526 ‘A’ E. 51st St., (918) 270-2666
- Bluestone Steak House, 10032 S. Sheridan Road, (918) 296-9889
- Bonefish Grill, 4651 W. Kenosha St., (918) 252-3474
- French Hen, 7143 S. Yale Ave., (918) 492-2596
- James E. McNellie’s Public House, 7031 S. Zurich Ave., (918) 933-5250
- KEO, 8921 S. Yale, (918) 794-0090
- McGill’s, 6058 S. Yale Ave., (918) 388-8080
- The Melting Pot, 300 RiverWalk Terrace, Suite 190, (918) 299-8000
- Michael V’s, 8222 E. 103rd St., Suite 137, (918) 369-0310
- The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732 Road, Wagoner, (918) 485-1810
About The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Founded in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest private, non-profit hunger relief organization in eastern Oklahoma that feeds the hungry through a network of 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, shelters and senior citizen centers. Those programs collectively provide more than 275,000 meals a week to those struggling with hunger in eastern Oklahoma. When you support the Food Bank, you help all 450 Partner Programs throughout eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.cfbeo.org.
About Food for Kids
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program provides more than 4,800 backpacks of food a week to 87 Tulsa County elementary schools for children at risk of going hungry during the weekend or holidays when federal free or reduced-price meals are unavailable. In addition, the program has expanded to include 121 sites outside the Tulsa area, feeding more than 3,900 children.