DFW Restaurant Week announces ‘Reservation Day’ and other delicious details

NEW “DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival” to Kick-Off Summer’s Hottest Dining Event

(DALLAS, TX – July 13, 2016) The countdown is on for the start of summer’s hottest dining event — the 19th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers.

The official list of participating restaurants will be unveiled on Reservation Day, next Monday, July 18, when diners can begin booking lunch and dinner reservations for Aug. 15-21 and beyond.

DFW Restaurant Week supports the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) in the Dallas area and Lena Pope in Tarrant County, with proceeds from each meal benefiting the charities’ work to help local children and families in need. This year’s campaign will launch with an exciting new DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival.

DFW Restaurant Week 2016 – Delicious Details

Beginning Reservation Day, July 18, diners will find the official list of DFW Restaurant Week participating restaurants, including menus and reservation links, at DFWRestaurantWeek.com. During DFW Restaurant Week in August, diners can experience a different scene and cuisine each day as they select from more than 125 top restaurants offering delicious three-course prix fixe dinners for either $35 or $45. Many restaurants will also offer the Cadillac Lunch Experience brought to you by Oak Farms Dairy, featuring two-course lunches for just $20. Twenty percent of each meal purchased will be donated to one of the charity partners, NTFB or Lena Pope. Key offerings include:

• Preview Weekend – Aug. 12-14 – Advance “Preview” dining at select restaurants
• DFW Restaurant Week – Aug. 15-21 – Many restaurants will extend through Aug. 28 or Sept. 4
• Central Market Fourth Course Certificates – Spend $25 at local Central Markets and request a certificate for aFREE additional dinner course at participating restaurants! Shoppers can earn double Central Market Fourth Course certificates on Reservation Day, July 18!

“As the North Texas Food Bank’s single largest fundraiser, DFW Restaurant Week provides the perfect opportunity for supporters to dine out and give back this August,” said Simon Powell, NTFB chief operating officer, interim president and CEO. “Each dollar we receive from the campaign provides three meals for hungry North Texans.”

DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival – Aug. 12-13

The first-ever DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival presented by VisitDallas.com will officially kick-off DFW Restaurant Week with two-evenings of food and fun. Attendees will enjoy a variety of culinary experiences by top restaurants, domestic and international wines, cocktails and more. Live entertainment will include Big Bad VooDoo Daddy and Magic! The event, held the evenings of Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, will take place in the heart of downtown Dallas at Main Street Garden. General admission and VIP tickets are now on sale at DFW Restaurant Week’s new year-round website, DFWRW365.com.

“DFW Restaurant Week provides critical funds for our counseling and education programs while also supporting local restaurants at a traditionally slower time of year,” said Lena Pope CEO Todd A. Landry. “By dining out for a cause, DFW Restaurant Week supporters helped us provide more than 1,400 counseling sessions and helped us educate over 600 kids last year. We encourage everyone to enjoy a delicious meal and help our families grow stronger at the same time!”

DFW Restaurant Week – Sponsors

With a new presenting sponsor in celebration of its 19th year, DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your MetroplexCadillac Dealers is a CBS RADIO DFW event. It is also proudly sponsored by Texas Beef Council, Central Market, Oak Farms Dairy, OpenTable, Sysco, FreshPoint, American Institute of Wine & Food, D Magazine, and The Star-Telegram.

For more information on DFW Restaurant Week 2016, please visit DFWRestaurantWeek.com or the new website, your year-round source for local food, fun and entertainment, DFWRW365.com. Follow DFW Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #DFWRW #DFWRW365

Submitted by Tresa Hardt, Lovell PR, The Lovell Group for DFW Restaurant Week.

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