Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Super Deals of Restaurant Week Return Sept. 13-19

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Twice a year the Nashville Originals, the band of locally owned restaurants that collaborate to promote the independent restaurant scene in Nashville (and Franklin, too) celebrate Restaurant Week, with a lot of amazing bargains for diners. The fall installment is set for Monday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 19.

One of the more common (and fabulous) deals is for a restaurant to offer a three-course menu for $20.10 (easy to remember since that's the current year). Some restaurants do three courses for $30.10. But there are lots of other special offers, as well.

Smart cookies will make their reservations now. Details are at The Originals now have 41 members, ranging "from funky to fancy-pants," according to spokeswoman Laura Hill. Read the full release after the jump.

From the Nashville Originals:

Restaurant Week: Temperatures Falling —- Prices Too!

From a tall chai latte to lunch for two Italiano to an hibachi steak dinner, Nashville’s favorite eateries will offer special prices and menus during Restaurant Week, Monday, September 13 through
Sunday, September 19.

The semiannual event is sponsored by Nashville Originals, a nonprofit association of locally owned independent restaurants, as a way to spotlight Nashville’s unique local dining establishments. Last January’s Restaurant Week was hugely popular with diners, as the profile of Nashville’s independent restaurant scene continues to grow.

This month’s event features the largest number of participating restaurants to date. Forty-one establishments, from funky to fancy-pants, will offer deals ranging from specialty coffee
drinks to four-course meals, priced at $2.10, $20.10 or $30.10 depending on the venue. Breakfast, lunch and dinner specials are included in the offers, and for the first time several Franklin
restaurants will participate.

“Nashville Originals are growing, and so is the community of Nashville diners who appreciate the special nature of independent restaurants,” said Rick Bolsom, Nashville Originals board president. “Restaurant Week is a terrific opportunity for diners to try our new restaurants and revisit familiar favorites, while enjoying great prices.”

Many participating restaurants are offering three-course dinners featuring an appetizer or salad, an entrée and a dessert for $20.10. At other member restaurants, three-course dinners for $30.10
are on the menu.

A few examples: Jimmy Kelly’s will offer a four-course dinner for $30.10 per person. At Caffe Nonna, diners can enjoy lunch for two for just $20.10 or a three-course dinner for $30.10. Puckett’s in Franklin will feature three courses for $20.10, while DrinkHaus in Germantown features a daily drink special for $2.10. Provence’s three stores will pack up a box of coffee for 10 people with pastries or cookies for $20.10.

Several restaurants plan drink or wine specials. Acorn is offering its three-course dinner for $30.10, and giving diners a $10 certificate for a future meal.

Find details of individual restaurants’ menus, pricing and hours at Nashville Originals’ website,

Participating restaurants include 55 South, Acorn, Allium, Blind Pig No. 55, Bound’ry, Cabana, Caffe Nonna, Cha Chah, Cross Corner Bar & Grill, Crows Nest, DrinkHaus, Fido, Flyte, F. Scott’s, Germantown Café, Goten Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Jackson’s, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse, MafiaOza’s, Mambu, Midtown Café, Nero’s Grill, Noshville Midtown, Green Hills and Cool Springs, The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood, PM, Provence (Hillsboro Village, Downtown and Green Hills), Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, Red Pony, Rumba, SOL, Sunset Grill, Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, tayst, Tin Angel, Watermark, Wild Iris and The Yellow Porch.

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