In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, area restaurants are helping the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma fight hunger in eastern Oklahoma by participating in Tulsa’s 8th annual Restaurant Week Sept. 6 – 14.
Participating restaurants will offer three-course, prix fixe meals and donate 10 percent 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. 9 is Restaurant Week Celebrity Night. On this special night, local celebrities are paired up with participating restaurants to help greet patrons and provide information about the prix fixe dinner menu.
“We look forward to Restaurant Week every year and are always happy to have our restaurants participate,” said Amanda Williams, marketing and communications manager for McNellie’s Group. “It’s a great way for the community to enjoy delicious food and support a great cause.”
The Food Bank’s Food for Kids program specifically addresses childhood hunger and ensures food-insecure children in our communities have a reliable resource for nutritious meals throughout the year. The program includes the Backpack Program, which provides weekend backpacks full of food to children in need; Free Family Farmers’ Markets, which provides fresh produce and bakery items to low income children and their families; and extended school holiday feeding. To date, Restaurant Week has raised more than $260,000 for the Food Bank’s mission of eliminating food insecurity.
An updated list of participating restaurants, their Restaurant Week menus and contact information will be available on the TulsaPeople website beginning Sept. 1.
“Restaurant week is a fun and exciting time each year,” said Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the food bank. “It’s always inspiring to see great Tulsa restaurants step up to help our community and see Tulsa residents supporting their local restaurateurs and a hunger-relief organization.”
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 Frisco Energy, George Kaiser Family Foundation, News on 6, KRMG and Wireless Technologies.
“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.”
Downtown 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 Laffa, 111 N. Main St., (918) 728-3147 McNellie’s Downtown, 409 E. First St., (918) 382-7468 Naples Flatbread, 201 S. Denver Ave., Suite 107, (918) 879-1990 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
Brookside Cosmo Café & Bar, 3334 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 933-4848 Doc’s Wine and Food, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 949-3663 The Hen, 3509 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 935-3420 In The Raw, 3321 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 744-1300 KEO, 3524 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 794-8200 Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar, 3523 S. Peoria Ave., (918) 747-9463
Cherry Street/Utica Andolini’s, 1552 E. 15th St., (918) 728-6111 Genghis Grill, 1619 E. 15th St., (918) 574-2695 La Villa Restaurant, 2727 S. Rockford Road, (918) 748-5367 Palace Café, 1301 E. 15th St., (918) 582-4321 SMOKE. on Cherry Street, 1542 E. 15th St., (918) 949-4440 Wild Fork, 1820 Utica Square, (918) 742-0712
Midtown Bodean Restaurant, 3376 E 51st St., (918) 743-3861 Florence Park Café, 3142 E. 15th St., (918) 619-6300 Gogi Gui Korean Grill, 6380 E. 31st St., Suite M, (918) 949-9377
South Tulsa Genghis Grill, 10438 S. 82nd E. Ave., (918) 364-2695 The French Hen, 7143 S. Yale Ave., (918) 492-2596 In The Raw on the Hill, 6151 S. Sheridan Road, (918) 524-0065 KEO South, 8921 S. Yale Ave., (918) 794-0090 McNellie’s South City, 7031 S. Zurich Ave., (918) 933-5250 The Melting Pot, 300 RiverWalk Terrace, Suite 190, (918) 299-8000 Michael V’s, 8222 E. 103rd St., Suite 137, (918) 369-0310 Naples Flatbread, 4929 E 71st St, (918) 794-1600 Yokozuna, 9146 S. Yale, Suite 100, (918) 619-6271
Broken Arrow In the Raw Broken Arrow, 216 Main St., (918) 893-6111
Wagoner The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732 Road, Wagoner, (918) 485-1810