Lawrence Restaurant Week to return; more than 40 establishments participating

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Lawrence restaurants are preparing exclusive menus with special features, tastings and pairings. The 10th annual Lawrence Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday. 

Lawrence Restaurant Week will include an assortment of special menu items from locally owned businesses across town. Some businesses may have fan favorites; others may include special additions. 

“Diners will find something for every palate, price point, and service style,” according to a news release about the event. “Diners with special dietary needs will find plenty to enjoy, with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free offerings.”

Among restaurants joining the list this year are two that reopened in 2023, Genovese and Bon Bon.

The 10-day culinary event isn’t just to highlight “Lawrence’s eclectic and expansive dining scene.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lawrence Hospitality Workers’ Relief Fund, according to the release. The fund began as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be a source of aid to local essential workers. Donations can also be made at any time at this link.

Lawrence Restaurant Week begins Thursday, Jan. 18 and will last through Sunday, Jan. 28.

Here’s the list of establishments planning to participate as of Sunday afternoon, according to eXplore Lawrence’s website:

Restaurants can still sign up to participate at this link.

The event is coordinated by the Lawrence Restaurant Association and eXplore Lawrence.

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Natasha Torkzaban (she/her), a contributor to The Lawrence Times, is a current senior at Lawrence High School. She was an editor-in-chief of The Free Press at Free State High School before becoming an editor-in-chief for The Budget at Lawrence High School for 2023-24. Read her work for the Times here.

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