San Diego Restaurant Week extended through Friday
San Diego Restaurant Week was such a huge success last week that it has been extended through Friday, September 25th. Local food enthusiasts will have a few more days to enjoy special three-course, prix fixe menus from some of San Diego’s best restaurants.
Last week, San Diegans flocked to participating restaurants and filled the dining rooms to capacity. Local restaurateurs were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response, given the current economy. The general sentiment expressed by participating restaurant owners and chefs was that they expected to have a busy week but last week’s response was truly remarkable. As Executive Chef Jonathon Hale of Blue Point Coastal put it, “Due to the enthusiastic response last week, we felt it was important to extend our promotion an extra week to show our appreciation for our continued support during these difficult times.”
It did not appear that the current recession hampered the success of Restaurant Week. Many San Diegans look forward to this semi-annual event, plan for it and made their reservations early.
Of the 180 restaurants that participated last week, 85 have extended their special-priced menus through Friday. The entire Cohn Restaurant Group is continuing their participation. Island Prime will continue offering a $40.00 menu while Blue Point Coastal, Thee Bungalow, Kemo Sabe, The Prado, Indigo Grill and Gaslamp Strip Club will have $30.00 menus. Corvette Diner, in their new location at Liberty Station, is also offering a $20.00 menu.
The newest addition to the Cohn family of restaurants is 333 Pacific. The swanky, oceanfront restaurant will feature some delicious menu options in their $30.00 menu. First course choices include Beef Tenderloin Sashimi or Sweet Chili Calamari. The second course is a tough pick between Grilled King Salmon or Grilled Prime Top Sirloin. Dessert is also a difficult decision with such options as Chocolate Bread Pudding and their signature Caramel Sundae.
Additional establishments extending their Restaurant Week menus include: Jsix, George’s at the Cove, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Stingaree and The Merk. For the complete list, visit San Diego Restaurant Week.
There are no tickets or passes required to participate in Restaurant Week. Food lovers may simply dine out as often as they like at any of the 85 participating restaurants. However, advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling the restaurants directly or by going online to San Diego Restaurant Week.
Last week we announced that the Entertainer in partnership with San Diego Restaurant Week would be giving away a gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants. We are pleased to announce that Marie K is the lucky winner of a $50.00 gift certificate to 94th Aero Squadron. Congratulations!!!