Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA) is beginning to roll out pricing and menus for Charleston Restaurant Week scheduled for Sept. 4 - 15. More than 140 restaurants throughout the Lowcountry will offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. Participating restaurants will offer three items for either $20, $30 or $40.
New to Charleston Restaurant Week is a lunch option. Participating restaurants are now encouraged to offer a separate Restaurant Week menu during lunch in addition to their regular Restaurant Week menu. Kathy Britzius, executive director of the GCRA says, “Feedback from diners has indicated that there is a demand for Restaurant Week options during lunch. Often the standard Restaurant Week menus are a bit too much food at that time of day so we’re encouraging our members to create a revised menu and pricing that is more appropriate for lunch.” Diners can view restaurants that will be serving lunch and their menus on the Charleston Restaurant Week page of the GCRA website.
All diners are encouraged to make reservations early as the restaurants fill up fast during Charleston Restaurant Week. To view the participating restaurants and their menus, go to CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com.
Like the event on Facebook at Charleston Food Festivals and Events for chances to win gift certificates to participating Charleston Restaurant Week restaurants. Download the free CRA smart phone app to have all of the Restaurant Week info at your fingertips. The app has a complete listing of participating Restaurant Week members and their menus. Restaurants are listed by pricing and by area of town. The app also features a complete directory of the GCRA members, information about events like the upcoming Southern Living Taste of Charleston plus a tip calculator, a parking assistant and more. Go to your app store and search for Charleston Restaurant Association or CRA to download.