Eat Up Rochester lays out a second round of special meals next week

Eat Up Rochester kicks off again on Monday, featuring 22 restaurants that are offering special menus at special prices.

eat-up-rochester-final-logo-jpgFrom a nationally known steakhouse (Morton’s) in the heart of downtown to casual Jamaican restaurants on both the east (Peppapot Flava) and west (Livvie’s) sides of the city, the second annual Rochester restaurant week offers considerable variety. The list of participating businesses includes eateries in business for generations, such as Antonetta’s, and two that would qualify as toddlers (Locals Only and Cafe Sol) in the restaurant scene.

“This city-wide event is the perfect way to visit a different neighborhood, try a restaurant, sample a new cuisine, and enjoy discounts at your favorite local spot,” said Heidi N. Zimmer-Meyer, president of Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, which organized the event. “We’re excited to build on the success of our first Restaurant Week in 2018, and invite everyone to dine out and experience some of the most amazing food Rochester has to offer.”

The menus offer lunches for $10, and dinners for $20, $30 or $40. Some restaurants offer multiple price points on their Eat Up Rochester menu, while others stick with one. Most of the restaurants have posted their special menus on the Eat Up Rochester website.  The event last through Sunday, May 5.

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Eat Up Rochester is back for the fall on Wednesday nights

Rochester’s restaurant week last spring was such a success, the Rochester Downtown Development Corp. is scheduling another Eat Up Rochester event for the fall: drinks and appetizer specials during happy hours on Wednesdays.

“Wednesday Night Out” runs from Sept. 12 to Dec. 5, featuring half-price appetizers and drink specials priced at $4 for beer, $5 for wine and $6 for cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. at participating downtown restaurants.

Some restaurants also include dinner specials, such as Morton’s The Steakhouse’s prix fixe with appetizer, side dish, entrée and dessert for $40. Temple Bar will be offering a beer and a burger for $11.99.

As of this week, 18 pubs and restaurants were participating. A full list, along with information on their respective Wednesday Night Out specials, is available online. The program is part of RDDC’s efforts to encourage nightlife activity downtown.

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