Tulsa's Restaurant Week Returns Sep. 10-19

Tulsa-area restaurants offer prix-fixe specialty menus to support the Food Bank.

By: Kristen Ware | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2016

Chimera Café is one of the new restaurants featured in this year’s Tulsa Restaurant Week. A few members of the Chimera staff are (L to R):  Deon Griggs, Julian Dalesdernier, Jack Wood and Brad Linhart.

Chimera Café is one of the new restaurants featured in this year’s Tulsa Restaurant Week. A few members of the Chimera staff are (L to R): Deon Griggs, Julian Dalesdernier, Jack Wood and Brad Linhart.

In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, area restaurants are helping the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma fight childhood hunger in eastern Oklahoma by participating in Tulsa’s tenth annual Restaurant Week September 10 – 19.
Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe meals and donate 10 percent of Restaurant Week menu proceeds to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Restaurant Week proceeds will be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, up to $25,000.
Restaurant Week patrons can select from a variety of fixed-priced lunch and dinner. Restaurants will offer lunch and brunch menus priced at $12.95 per person for two courses and a three-course dinner menu at one of two price points: $35 per person or $35 for two. Each menu features appetizer, entrée and dessert options. For more information about menus, visit okfoodbank.org.
To kick off the tenth year of Restaurant Week, Antoinette’s Bakery offers a special Pie Night celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 9.  Tulsans with a sweet tooth can purchase a slice of pie, with a portion of Pie Night sales benefitting Food for Kids and the food bank.
Diners who visit the restaurants but don’t order off the Restaurant Week menu are still able to support Food for Kids by dropping a donation into the Extra Helpings box set up in each participating restaurant.  
The Food Bank’s Food for Kids program specifically addresses childhood hunger and ensures food-insecure children in our communities have a reliable resource for nutritious meals throughout the year. The program includes the Backpack Program, Free Family Farmers’ Markets, School Pantry Program, and efforts to feed children over extended school holidays, when they don’t have access to the free and reduced meal program.
“As we expand our Food for Kids program to feed more children in our community, support in the community is crucial,” said Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the food bank. “Restaurant Week provides a really delicious opportunity to help ensure every child in our community has the food they need to succeed.”    
The event’s presenting sponsor is TulsaPeople magazine. Additional sponsors include Frontier Produce, Wireless Technologies, Yelp Tulsa, Mary K. Chapman Foundation, Lobeck Taylor Foundation and George Kaiser Family Foundation.
For more information about Restaurant Week, participating restaurants and the special prix-fixe menus, visit the Tulsa Restaurant Week Facebook page, contact restaurants below or The Food Bank at 918-585-2800.

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