The wait is almost over! The 21st Annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers returns August 13, 2018, with a record number of restaurants and even more opportunities to dine out and help others with the new DFW RestaurantWeek Specialty Bites campaign. DFW Restaurant Week is North Texas’ largest annual dining event as well as a major fundraiser, with every meal supporting charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) or Lena Pope. Dining reservations open when the official list of participating restaurants is unveiled on Reservation Day, Monday, July 16, at newly revamped DFWRestaurantWeek.com.
DFW Restaurant Week begins the week of August 13-19, with many restaurants extending participation for additional weeks, through August 26 or Labor Day, September 3. Select restaurants also offer a head start on the dining with Preview Weekend, August 10-12. Diners can experience a different scene and cuisine each day with nearly 150 restaurants across the Metroplex, spanning Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. Participating restaurants offer delicious three-course prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, or two-course lunches for just $20. Twenty percent of the price of each meal is donated directly to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope.
DFW Restaurant Week 2018 Dates
- Preview Weekend Aug 10 – Aug 12
- Main Week Aug 13 – Aug 19
- Week 2 Extension Aug 20 – Aug 26
- Week 3 Extension Aug 27 – Sept 3
DFW Restaurant Week Specialty Bites – NEW!
New this year, casual dining restaurants will also join in the campaign with DFW Restaurant Week Specialty Bites. Whether a signature sandwich or other signature dish, participating restaurants will offer a unique custom-created item with 10 percent of the price donated to one of the charity partners.
“With two decades and more than $8 million in charitable donations, DFW Restaurant Week has become our largest annual fundraiser, thanks to the tremendous community support,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “Dine out for a deal during DFW RestaurantWeek knowing that every dollar donated to NTFB from your meal provides another three meals for hungry North Texans.”
Adds Lena Pope CEO Dr. Todd Landry, “DFW Restaurant Week is so much more than an opportunity to enjoy a great meal. It’s a chance to make life better for someone else. Thanks to the loyal diners and restaurants, we receive hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, which helps us provide much-needed access to high-quality mental health services and educational experiences to local children and families.”
DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is North Texas’ largest culinary event. Each August, diners enjoy delicious prix fixe meals at more than 140 participating fine dining restaurants, with 20 percent of the price donated to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope. Starting in 2018, casual restaurants will offer DFW Restaurant Week Specialty Bites, with 10 percent donated to the charity partners. DFW Restaurant Week is celebrating it’s 21th anniversary in 2018, boasting more than $8 million donated to its local charity partners, including nearly $800,000 raised in 2017 alone. DFWRestaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is an Entercom event. The 21st anniversary campaign is also proudly sponsored by Holmes Murphy, Texas Beef Council, 214 Interactive, OpenTable, D magazine and the Star-Telegram. For the full dish on DFW Restaurant Week, please visitdfwrestaurantweek.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization, serving 13 counties. The Food Bank’s administrative headquarters is located in the Dallas Farmers Market, and its new distribution and volunteer center – the Perot Family Campus – is set to open in Collin County in the late summer of 2018. Each day, NTFB provides access to more than 190,000 meals for hungry children, seniors, and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2017, NTFB provided access to almost 70 million nutritious meals. While the NTFB is making steady progress toward closing the hunger gap, much work remains to be done to reach the organization’s 10- year goal of providing 92 million nutritious meals annually by 2025. www.ntfb.org.
More than 88 years ago, Lena Pope began creating hope for North Texas children. Since its founding in 1930, the programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Lena Pope provides counseling and education services that are designed to wrap around the entire family. From play therapy for young children to substance use treatment for adolescents and adults, Lena Pope is there to help meet the mental health needs of Tarrant County and the surrounding areas. Lena Pope operates Chapel Hill Academy, an open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school for more than 500 students in south Fort Worth. Lena Pope’s Early Learning Centers provide quality early learning opportunities for children ages six weeks to five years. With the support of the community, Lena Pope will continue to help children and families thrive.