Lawrence restaurants are planning exclusive menus and deals for a 10-day culinary event that kicks off Thursday.
This year’s is the ninth annual Lawrence Restaurant Week. It will include a wide variety of special menu features at locally owned businesses across town, according to a news release. Some establishments may feature fan favorites; others may have special items and tastings.
“Diners will find something for every palate, price point, and service style,” according to the release. “Diners with special dietary needs will find plenty to enjoy, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings.”
A percentage of the menu proceeds will benefit hospitality workers through the Hospitality Workers Relief Fund, according to the release. The fund began as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has since remained a source of aid to these local essential workers. Donations can also be made to the fund any time at this link.
Lawrence Restaurant Week begins on Thursday, Jan. 19 and will last through Sunday, Jan. 29.
As of Wednesday evening, 42 establishments and 45 total locations were listed as participants. Click on a restaurant’s name below to visit its website:
• Minsky’s Pizza
• Pane e Vino Wine Bar & Academy
• Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
• RPG Lawrence
• Six Mile Chophouse and Tavern
• Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop
• Taco Zone
• The Basil Leaf Cafe
• The Burger Stand at the Casbah
• The Eldridge House Grille
• The Mad Greek
• Uplift Coffee North
• Uplift Coffee West
• WheatFields Bakery & Café
• Zen Zero
The event is presented by the Lawrence Restaurant Association, eXplore Lawrence and Downtown Lawrence Inc.