Restaurant week serves up the city's finest foods

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 22 at 2:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- For 10 days, food lovers can enjoy the city's first 502 Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will have a special menu consisting of three courses. Diners will pay $50.20 a couple, or in some cases $50.20 a person.

"Anything that brings a new energy to our industry is good," Matt Mershon, the owner of Bistro 301 on West Market said. They are one of the 30 restaurants serving up culinary delights for the event. The idea is to promote the restaurant industry during the seasonal lull. The Louisville food scene has already gained national attention as a top spot.

"If we can be on a side street with a fast food restaurant and nothing else around, and can survive for three years, then the rest of the restaurants can too," Kyle Brown, the general manager of Hillbilly Tea room said. They are also participating. He says this is just another step in the right direction for the cities growing restaurant scene.

A portion from all the proceeds of 502 Restaurant Week will go to Dare to Care Food Bank.

For more information on the event or to see participating restaurants and their menus, click here.
 

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