Korean barbeque, peach salmon over beets or black and blue burgers are just some of the bargain eats offered during Orlando’s Main Streets Restaurant Week.

The annual event started three years ago to drum up business during the traditionally slow dog days of August. This year’s culinary cuisine runs from Friday through Aug. 12 with seven of Orlando’s Main Street districts offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus featuring local favorites, specialty items and food and beverage pairings for of $5, $10, $20, or $30, depending on the restaurant and time of day.

Orlando Main Streets Administrator Pauline Eaton said that Restaurant Week gives local restaurateurs a way to remind their neighbors of amazing dining opportunities that are just around the corner.

To drive traffic to local restaurants and encourage residents to dine in one of the Main Street districts, each participating restaurant will offer an alternative Main Streets Restaurant Week menu in conjunction with their everyday menu.

The participating districts include: Audubon Park, Church Street District, College Park, Gateway Orlando, SoDo, Mills50 and Thornton Park.

The Orlando Main Streets program started in 2008 to empower neighborhood business districts within the city to maintain, strengthen and revitalize their unique physical, economic, historical and cultural characteristics.

“I encourage residents and visitors in Central Florida to come and explore our City’s Main Street districts, and discover not only great food, but great shopping, great services and the great people that call these neighborhoods home,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Main Streets Restaurant Week offers for participating restaurants are available online at orlandomainstreets.com/restaurantweek.

About The Author

The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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