Summer Ithaca Restaurant Week will be held June 8th to 16th, 2013. As the summer months are approaching, Ithaca is heating up and the sun is finally shining. Whether you are visiting from out of town, or a local resident of Ithaca, Restaurant Week is a unique experience, which showcases a wide range of food options at affordable prices. This summer, chefs will select specials that showcase their signature dishes. Participants will also be hosting special events to highlight bar and restaurant items.
What better way to start off your summer than enjoying a wide range of delicious food selections? Restaurants will be offering a variety of specials that will satisfy appetites at a reasonable price. Many restaurants will be offering 3-course fixed price menus, as well as $10-lunch specials or $20-dinner specials. Other specials include free appetizers, desserts, or wine with the purchase of an entrée.
Ithaca is no newcomer to the food world. Ithaca, NY has more restaurants per capita than New York City, and continues to attract diners across the globe. In fact, Ithaca was recognized by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the “foodiest” towns in America . Ithaca is known for their local farmers and restaurants, providing fresh and healthy options, which attract residents and visitors alike. Ithaca is home to the famous Moosewood Restaurant, whose award-winning vegetarian cookbooks attract diners from around the country. Ithaca is also the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, which was created by a local fountain owner in 1892
Those who are interested in Restaurant Week and wish to stay updated with the latest details can visit restaurantweekithaca.com. The website includes a list of restaurants participating along with their specials and menus. Information is also available by attending the Facebook event located on the Downtown Ithaca Facebook page or by following @IRestaurantWeek on Twitter.
Transportation is readily available around Ithaca for easy access throughout Restaurant Week and year-round. Tompkins County Consolidated Transit (TCAT) provides regularly scheduled bus services throughout the city and its surrounding areas. For more information and bus schedules, check out http://www.tcatbus.com/. Another fast way to get around in Ithaca is by taxi. Call Ithaca Dispatch Inc. at (607) 277-7777 for reliable service.
Restaurant-goers from outside of Ithaca can also find more information on things to do in Ithaca at www.downtownithaca.com.
This program was made possible by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program and a the MAINES Paper and Food Service Inc.