Cannelloni962Whats better than great food? How about great food at a great price? Every year I look forward to Capital Area Restaurant Week because it really encourages me to get out and experience some great dining options in Greater Lansing that I havent had the chance to get to yet. Or to re-visit some old favorites at very reasonable prices. Heres how it works.

  1. Check the website for all the participating restaurants.
  2. Make a reservation.
  3. When you get to the restaurant, ask your server for the Capital Area Restaurant Week specials.

Restaurants will be offering a 3-course meals for only $25 during the week-long event. You can check on the CARW website for what they will be featuring. What I think is the best part of this, it that 10% of each meal purchased will be donated to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. So I can eat and then help someone else eat. Its a beautiful thing.

Crepes-with-berries (1)Participating restaurants include: Beggars Banquet, Bistro 43 at the East Lansing Marriott, Bordeaux at the Crowne Plaza, Capital City Grille at the Lansing Radisson, Capital Prime, Dustys Cellar, EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, Gracies Place, McAlisters Deli, Red Cedar Grill, Red Haven, The Soup Spoon Caf, Spartan Hall of Fame Caf, The State Room Restaurant at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Tavern 109, The English Inn, Tony Saccos and the Wrought Iron Grill. Note that some of the eateries have a less expensive menu, so you get to double down and pay $25 for two people! So plan ahead and make your reservations to savor all the dining options that the capital region has to offer.

What: Capital Area Restaurant Week

When: July 12-19, 2015

Where: Throughout Greater Lansing, from Lansing and East Lansing, west to Delta Township, north to Eastwood Towne Center, east to Okemos and Williamston.


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