This year, many Finger Lakes restaurants are not only facing the usual late-winter slowdown, but also a hit in business due to COVID-19.
So the Skaneateles Lake Chamber of Commerce has taken action to help eateries in its community. Specifically, it has organized a restaurant week for the first time that kicks off on Monday, February 15.
For a full week, or until Sunday, Feb. 21st, about 14 participating food and beverage establishments will have a variety of special deals. Hilary Fenner, Executive Director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, said that this first restaurant week was organized with an emphasis on takeout as a safe and enjoyable way for the community to pull together and help businesses that are struggling with the usual slower season and COVID-19 regulations such as capacity limitations.
“We are hoping this will be a nice community effort to support all the restaurants that we love and don’t want to lose,” she said.
There will also be a raffle going on throughout the week. For every $10 that customers spend at participating restaurants, they’ll receive a raffle ticket. The drawing for a prize will take place on Facebook and Instagram on Monday, February 22nd at 3 p.m. Friday, February 26th will be the deadline for winners to claim their prize.
Deals during the week include dinner for two at Blue Water Grill for $35 (two salads, entrees, and chimichanga for dessert!) and a $20 marketplace credit for those who purchase a 2021 CSA through Doce Lume Farm.
A full list of specials can be found below and learn more by visiting skaneateles.com/calendar.
Blue Water Grill: Dinner for 2 at $35. Includes: two house salads, any two entrees from a set list including ribs with mashed potatoes and veggies, steak flatbread, margarita flatbread, and Korean tacos with a side of cilantro rice, and chimichanga for dessert. bluewatergrillskaneateles.com
Doce Lume Farm: Purchase their 2021 CSA (weekly fresh organic produce and herb deliveries) during Restaurant Week and receive a $20 marketplace credit. growingforskan.luluslocalfood.com/Pages/Index/About%20Us
Doug’s Fish Fry: Enjoy 15% off any shrimp items on their menu. dougsfishfry.com
Elephant & the Dove: Enjoy a Mexican Pizza and pitcher of Margarita’s for $40. elephantandthedove.com.
Gilda’s: Enjoy 2 side salads and a veal meatball pizza for $25. Add a bottle of wine to your dinner for $15. gildasskaneateles.com/menu
Good Eats & Sips: Try out a combo meal including a specialty bowl: Chicken Ramen or Tuna Poke, with a specialty drink and Don’s Cookie for $15. www.goodskan.com
Johnny Angel’s: You can enjoy $5 burgers—and kids eat free (with an adult meal purchased)—all week long! johnnyangels.biz/
The Krebs: Enjoy two chicken pot pies for $35. Add a bottle of wine for $30. www.thekrebs.com
Mike’s Pizzeria: Book your takeout through their website to enjoy combo discounts. mikespizzeriaskan.com/
Moro’s Kitchen: Buy 3 sushi rolls get one free. moroskitchen.com/
Sherwood Inn: Special each day of the week: Monday: half off martinis with the purchase of an appetizer, and Tuscan Penne Pasta Dinner for two with Patisserie bread and dessert for $35. Tuesday: Burger and Beer for $12. Wednesday: Buy one entree, get one free. Thursday: Crab Cake Dinner for two with Patisserie bread and dessert for $40. Friday: Fish Fry dinner for two with Patisserie bread, cup of chowder, and dessert. Saturday: Prime Rib dinner for two with Patisserie bread and dessert for $55. Sunday: Chicken and biscuits for two with Patisserie bread, chowder, and dessert for $35. sherwoodinns.com.
Skaneateles Bakery: Treat yourself to a sandwich, cookie, chips, and a drink for $12. skaneateles-bakery.squarespace.com/
Skaneateles Brewery: Try a crowler for just $10 during restaurant week! skanbrewery.com/
The Inn Between: Enjoy a three-course meal takeout special Wednesday-Sunday for $30 or less. Visit their Facebook Page for daily deals! inn-between.com