Dearborn Restaurant Week set to make debut, shine light on city dining scene

Visitors to Dearborn can get a taste of what the city has to offer at the inaugural Dearborn Restaurant Week, which takes place Feb. 13 - 19. It's the first of what organizers plan to be a yearly event. More than 30 restaurants have signed on so far.

During the promotion, restaurants will feature special dishes exclusive to the event, though regular menus will remain available. Each restaurant will offer a prix-fixe 3-course meal priced at $10, $20, or $30 for lunch and/or dinner. The items will be available for one or two people.

"We want to bring to the forefront Dearborn’s diverse tapestry of people, places, and flavors," says Cristina Sheppard-Decius, Downtown Dearborn Executive Director. "Dearborn Restaurant Week will guide Metro Detroiters to discover the variety, quality, personal service, and hometown experience that Dearborn delivers."

The current list of participating restaurants includes Edison's, Giulio & Sons, Tria, P.F. Chang's, Big Fish, Brome Burgers & Shakes, Downtown Deli, Bar Louie, Famous Hamburger, La Fork, BD's Mongolian Grill, Zaza's Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine, Yogurtopia, La Shish, Baba's Grill, Sheeba Restaurant, Good Burger, Habib's Cuisine, Mocha Bistro, Brera Pizza & Salad Co., Al Ameer, The Butcher's Grille, La Pita, Roman Village, Caesars Coney and Grill, Al Nawras, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Shatila Bakery, Al-Saha, Shawarma Bash, and Xushi Ko. You can view their menus here.

Organizers hope the event will draw new restaurant-goers to town as well as offer up something new to those who regularly dine in the city. The slate of participants includes the city's well-established favorites as well as its freshest newcomer restaurants. Menus will offer items unique to the event, will staying true to each venue's spirit.

No tickets are required for Dearborn Restaurant Week.

"Menus will include new dishes that represent the restaurants' style of cooking or a medley of the existing plates," says Downtown Dearborn’s Promotions Committee Chairperson Sam Abbas, owner of Brome Burger & Shakes and Yogurtopia.

For more on Sam Abbas and his thoughts on downtown Dearborn and good business, click here.

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