Maybe there's a restaurant (or two or three) you've always wanted to try, but somehow have never gotten around to it. The inaugural Sacramento Regional Restaurant Week, Oct. 1 through 14, could be your window of opportunity.
Hey, wait a minute... Isn't that two weeks, not one?
"Well, that's one more thing that makes it unique," said Daniel Conway, with a laugh. "We'll double down and have twice the fun." Conway is the public-affairs director of the California Restaurant Association. The Sacramento chapter of the CRA organized Restaurant Week.
So, what is it?
Fifty restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe meals for $15, $30 and $40. Take your pick and save up to 50 percent off the regular retail price.
Among the participants will be Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Biba, Mikuni, Devere's Irish Pub, Chicago Fire, Land Ocean, Dos Coyotes, Pizza Rock, Cafe Bernardo and Ink. For the complete list, and more information, visit www.sacregionalrestaurantweek.com.
"This is a chance for restaurants in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, Folsom and everywhere in between to celebrate our region's status as a home for both culinary innovation and first-rate dining experiences," said Bobby Coyote, CEO of Dos Coyotes Border CafÃ© and the president of CRA's Sacramento chapter. "It's a chance to remind our patrons why they love coming out to eat, and to show new customers what our restaurants have to offer."