In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, area restaurants are helping the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma fight childhood hunger in eastern Oklahoma by participating in Tulsa’s twelfth annual Restaurant Week September 7 – 16.
Restaurant Week is a delicious opportunity for Tulsans to experience the area’s best restaurants at a great price and help fight hunger in Oklahoma. Restaurant Week specifically supports the Food Bank’s Food for Kids programs.
Each Restaurant Week meal purchased will provide a donation to the Food Bank’s Food for Kids programming, and will also be matched by George Kaiser Family Foundation up to $25,000. Additional sponsors to Restaurant Week include: TulsaPeople, Jarboe Sales Company, Curtis Restaurant Supply and OpenTable. Thanks to events like this, the Food Bank was able to provide more than 600,000 meals to hungry children last year.
To kick off the twelfth year of Restaurant Week, local establishments in the Brady Arts District are offering special treats outside of the typical fixed-priced menus. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, Antoinette’s Bakery is offering a special slice of pie; Chimera is offering a specialty cocktail; Laffa is offering a special appetizer and Prairie Brew Pub will have a special beer. From each specialty item purchased, the restaurants donate $1 to the Food Bank.
Participating restaurants and their menu offerings will be listed starting August 15 on Tulsa People’s Restaurant Week page.
Restaurant Week patrons can select from a variety of fixed-priced lunch and dinner menus designed to suit any taste and budget. Restaurants will offer lunch menus priced at $15 per person for two or three courses; two or three-course brunch menus for $22; and a two to four-course dinner menu at one of three price points: $20, $35 or $45 per person. Each menu features appetizer, entrée and dessert options. Donations to the Food Bank range from $2 from each lunch menu to up to $7 from the $45 dinner menu.
In addition to the kick-off evening, this year’s Restaurant Week event also features three special days to provide more fun to Tulsa. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, select food trucks at Guthrie Green’s Food Truck Wednesday will offer special dishes, with $1 from each going to the Food Bank. Additionally, on Friday Sept. 14, local barbecue establishments, including Albert G’s and most Rib Crib locations, will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Food Bank. Finally, Naples Flatbread is hosting a San Gennaro Feast to close out Restaurant Week on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.