Arizona Restaurant Week, which takes place Friday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 27, may look a little different than years past. However, it aims to be more delicious – and accessible – than ever. In an effort to ensure everyone in the community can take part in the 10-day tasting tour of Arizona, including those choosing to stay at home and those taking care of individuals who are at risk of developing more severe cases of COVID-19, participating eateries will offer their three-course prix-fixe menus for both dine-in and take-out. Most prix-fixe dinner menus are $33 or $44 per person.
Some eateries are offering their menus for $33 or $44 per couple this year, and others are including to-go cocktail, wine and beer options as well. Some venues also have recommended wine pairings to enhance each course for an additional cost.
The hope is that residents come out to support our local restaurant industry through Arizona Restaurant Week Dine In or Take Out. While the event is intended to allow food enthusiasts to explore new culinary opportunities in any way that they feel comfortable dining, certainly this year is also about giving restaurants and local chefs the economic support that they need now more than ever.
Another of Arizona Restaurant Week’s goals is to position Arizona as one of the top culinary destinations in the nation by increasing awareness of the more than 8,500 dining opportunities available, as well as stimulate business and revenue for restaurants throughout the state.
Leading up to the 10-day event, the list of participating venues and their planned menus will be updated daily throughout the month. All participating restaurants will follow all CDC guidelines regarding safety measures and limited dine-in capacity.
– The Arizona Restaurant Association reports