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2012 KRLD Restaurant Week

130 Restaurants Participate in Event for Local Charities

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It's almost time for KRLD Restaurant Week! The event showcases North Texas’ thriving culinary scene, offers tasty three-course prix fixe dinner combinations priced at only $35/person (tax, tip and drinks billed separately). The icing on the cake is that consumer patronage helps support local fine dining establishments and two great charities. For every prix fixe meal purchased, participating restaurants will make a $7 donation to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Reservations are required.  

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Book Reservations Now

In 2012, Reservation Day is July 16. The heat is offiically on to book summer dining deals at 130 regional hot spots opening up tables, and currently accepting reservations for this special giveback opportunity supporting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home.  “Dining Out’s a Good Deed, Helping Families in Need” the week of August 13-19, 2012 when consumers will turn out in support of what many now savor as a summer fundraising tradition. The event continues through September 2, 2012.

Participating Restaurants

With 130 resturants participating this year, it's the perfect opportunity to try out a new place or visit an old favorite. Do something unique: invite some friends and splurge on a Tuesday night. Enjoy a great meal and support two great causes at the same time.

Helpful Tips

To book a spot, consumers can directly call the establishment of their choice and request a “KRLD Restaurant Week” reservation or make one online at KRLD.com (just follow the link to OpenTable). Popular places close out fast, smaller groups are easier to seat and flexibility is appreciated. Opting to dine out on a week night vs. weekend may help ensure a prime table and time slot as off-peak evenings (i.e. Monday to Wednesday) are often less in demand. Many restaurants will extend their participation by one or even two full weeks up until September 2, 2012.         

Preview Weekend

Experience KRLD Restaurant Week before anyone else during Restaurant Week August 10-12, 2012.

Fourth Course Promotion

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Make apurchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, to receive a certificate redeemable for a FREE fourth course valid at participating Restaurants. Local retail locations will also feature KRLD Restaurant Week Chef Demos and a special KRLD Restaurant Week cooking class, presented by TXBeef.org visit CentralMarket.com for details.

Select Restos Serving Lunch

DFW loves to dine out at lunch and now you can satisfy your hunger for a fabulous mid-day meal. To celebrate 15 years of fine dining, consumers can take advantage of the new Cadillac Lunch Experience sponsored by Oak Farms Dairy in 2012. Spotlighting some of North Texas’ hottest lunch locales, 35 establishments have chosen to feature a special 3-course lunch menu for just $25 a person (tax, tip and drinks billed separately) throughout their participation in KRLD Restaurant Week.

The North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,146 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties. It supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. 
 
Founded in 1982, the NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). Last year, the NTFB provided access to 37 million meals through its efforts. Each month agency pantries distribute food to more than 53,000 families and on-site meal programs serve 435,000 meals/snacks. Every dollar donated to the NTFB provides four meals for the hungry.

Lena Pope Home

Lena Pope Home, Inc. has been serving Tarrant County children and families since 1930. The mission of Lena Pope Home is to help create hope, happiness and success for children and families. They impact over 20,000 individuals a year with a focus on three key areas: prevention, early intervention and counseling. For more information about Lena Pope Home, call 817-255-2500.

My Top 5 Picks for Restaurant Week 2011

Here are my picks for Restaurant Week 2011. Do you agree? Where would you go?

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