Tulsa Restaurant Week - Sept 7 to 13 --- will you go?
Saw in the Tulsa World this week that Restaurant Week benefitting the Community Food Bank starts on Sept 7, with lunch at 12:95, and dinner at $29.95.
Some really nice restaurant's are on the list. The meals include appetizer, entree and dessert, and according to the Tulsa World, beverage, tax and tips are included in that price.
I'm not a big dessert eater, so I probably won't do the $29.95 dinner menu.... but I started looking at the restaurant menus (posted on that website to the left). And there are some places I'd really like to try.
I'm thinking about going up for lunch for a couple of times this week, .......
Anyone else making plans about this? Or have you tried this week before?
Edited to add: spent some more time looking at the offerings. Some restaurants are NOt doing the lunch, so have to check them and see. Definitely a range of what a restaurant is offering compared to others. I anticipate giving Avalon a try because I haven't been to their new place yet. A couple of places I think their menu's for this just look kind of cheap, so will pass on them.
I just got back from Local Table. Great meal, great deal. Lunch served till 5, I believe. My advice: go. My complete review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4404...
Yesterday I ate at Polo Grill. Also a good deal, though I preferred the Restaurant Week menu at Local Table. My first course was an asparagus soup -- except there was no asparagus flavor. The entree redeemed this. It was a breast of chicken, pounded and fried like chicken-fried chicken (but with thinner breading) served atop a mound of spirelli pasta flavored by a spicy citrus broth. Dessert was cheesecake. Not bad at all, a $28 value for $13.
I plan to go -- I even posted an alert last Wednesday -- and when I do I'll post reports either here or on my long post reviewing the restaurants of Utica Square.
I'm a veteran of many many Restaurant Week lunches in New York City and there's something I learned there that I'm sure applies to Tulsa too. The lunches vary very widely in quality. There are some restaurants -- strangely, some of the best in town -- that offer food that one would think they'd be ashamed to serve. I can't think why they bother unless they view it as an opportunity to give the guy who washes the dishes a chance to cook rubbery chicken breast or soggy salmon. (Actually some of the dishwashers in NY come from South American families with a tradition of restaurant service and a few of them do end up as line cooks or even chefs, but that's another story.) But other places view Restaurant Week as a challenge and an opportunity to shine. The top chef supervises, and the menu includes some fine selections taken from the regular dinner menu, and you end up with a gem of a meal. Hard to tell beforehand, you just have to try each one. Though there are some clues. You can compare the regular dinner menu with the Restaurant Week lunch menu and if you see the same dishes on both then a good meal probably awaits.