There are three upcoming restaurant weeks happening in the next two weeks. You’ll be hard pressed to hit one of South Jersey’s fine independent restaurants that isn’t participating in one of these special deals.
Collingswood Farm to Fork Restaurant Week: July 19-24. A dozen different restaurants in Collingswood are participating in this event. They’ll spotlight foods from the Collingswood Farmers Market in a weeklong celebration of what NJ farmers have to offer! Participating restaurants all feature Jersey produce in multi-course menus at discounted prices (prix fixe). Click on the link for specific restaurants and some of their menus.
If you’re not familiar with Collingswood’s dining scene, check out Eating in Collingswood, a piece I wrote for Edible Jersey magazine.
South Jersey Hot Chefs Farm to Fork Week: July 19-25. Over 30 restaurants from throughout South Jersey are participating in this special week. The website doesn’t have a lot of details, but it does indicate pix fixe menus are $35. I seem to remember that in the past, some menus had less expensive lunch options, but I don’t see that this year.
Priet South Jersey Restaurant Week: July 12-19. Eighteen of the restaurants at the Moorestown Mall, Cherry Hill Mall, and the Voorhees Town Center (aka the Echelon Mall to those of us who grew up around here) will be hosting their own week of special menus at special prices. Some of the restaurants support our local farmers, but not all of them do. If it’s that’s important to you, check into what the restaurants are offering. I know Catelli Duo and Iron Hill Brewery at the Voorhees Town Center use local products when possible. I imagine some others do, too, but I’m not absolutely certain. Prices vary by restaurant.
And, as I always do, if the restaurant you’re going to for restaurant week is BYO, bring a bottle of local wine or beer from a local brewery with you for dinner to keep spreading the local-love.