STORY BY NICK COMO
Downtown. 45+ restaurants. Two weeks. Sept 15 - Oct 1.
f you like to eat out, Dine O’ Round is a Christmas in September for foodies. Over 50 downtown restaurants offer diners two-item lunches for either $5 or $10, or three-course dinners for $15, $25 or $35. There are no coupons to clip or internet specials; all you have to do is ask any participating restaurant for the Dine O’ Round menu. In fact, most restaurants bring it along with the regular menu. Running from September 15 through October 1, Dine O’ Round encompasses three weekends, as well as the two full weeks in-between. Options range from gourmet— think Current, Finca, Copper Onion, Pallet,
or even the new White Horse Kitchen— to casual options. Veterans use Dine O’ Round as a way to try out new restaurants, as well as the opportunity to revisit an old favorite. Newcomers this year include the aforementioned White Horse, plus Fat Jack's Burger Emporium, Rib and Chop House, Lake Effect, Carnegie’s and HSL. For many, a close favorite behind actually eating at restaurants is memorializing the restaurant's experience by taking photos of said meals. We’re on board with this! In fact, photos tagged #dineoround on instagram are entered to win our “Dinner For A Year” contest.
Several restaurants offer the same Dine O’ Round meal each day, while others, such as Squatters, offers up a new dish each day. The gameplan is simple: follow all the restaurants on social media to see daily Dine O’ Round specials, and visit dineoround.com several times a week and download the sample menus. Want to hit them all? We’ve done the math: it would require eating out more than twice a day during the 17 day run. Good luck! Grab a fork and dig in! See all participating restruants online at dineoround.com
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