It is almost time to get your grub on at a discounted rate.
The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s Summer Restaurant Week is from Sunday, July 27, to Sunday, Aug. 3, at about 50 Miami Valley participating restaurants.
During Restaurant Week, three-course meals and meal deals will be sold for $20.13, $25.13 and $30.13 at more than 40 area restaurants. Diners will have multiple options at most eateries — ranging from deals on regular menu offerings to special Restaurant Week menus. Visit dineoutdayton.com to view a list of menus.
A dollar from each meal purchased will benefit Homefull, a Dayton area non-profit that helps the homeless, and MVRA’s scholarship program used for students and training.
“It raises money for charity,” explained Amy Zahora, executive director of MVRA. “It is a great way to support our local restaurants. It gives patrons the opportunity to try different restaurants.”
Among the restaurants participating in the special promotion for the first time are Pies and Pints Craft Pizza and Beer, 52 Plum St. at The Greene in Beavercreek (Beavercreek restaurant has best chicken wings), and Zetland Street, a new “farm to table” eatery in the former site of Amelia’s Bistro, 129 W. Franklin St. in Bellbrook.
Zetland Street co-owner Mike Wilcox welcomed the opportunity to introduce his restaurant to the community.
“It is going to help us kick off our new restaurant, get our menu out there and let everybody taste it,” Wilcox said. “People will be coming back once they get to taste our menu.”
A steak and a shrimp entree will be part of Zetland’s three-course offerings.
Wilcox said the restaurant’s grass-fed beef comes from Ohio and Australia.
The restaurant’s chicken, pork and vegetables come mostly from Southwest Ohio, he said.
“We are a happy place,” Wilcox said. “I hope everyone comes and enjoys themselves.”
Restaurant Week also provides an opportunity to try new-to-you eateries — as well as favorites at a discounted rate.
Emre Bektas, the co-owner of Pasha Grill at The Greene, said the restaurant’s Restaurant Week menu contains some of the its most popular dishes.
“It’s a great price,” he said. “For around $20, they get a three-course meal from us.”
The Turkish restaurant is offering a choice of nine appetizers — humus, ezme, babaganush, haydari, pilaki, tabuli (Kisir) eggplant with sauce, lentil soup or chicken vegetable soup as well as a laundry list of entrees — adana kebab, doner kebab, chicken kebab, chicken adana kebab, kofte kebab, karniyarik, lahana sarma, chicken delight, doner special, musakka, vegetarian musakka, vegetable stew, vegetable stew with lamb or chicken and fillet of Tilapia.
For dessert, guests will pick from rice pudding or almond pudding.
MVRA organizes a winter and a summer restaurant week.
Pasha has participated in the event for five years.
The doner kebab is one of the restaurant’s most popular menu items. Bektas said the gyro meat is house made.
“It tastes exactly how it is supposed to,” he said proudly.
There are often last-minute changes to the list of participating restaurants and menus. The information below is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit dineoutdayton.com. Some restaurants do not open Sundays and/or Mondays. Call ahead to confirm hours and participation.
Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., Dayton, (937) 228-2511
Brixx Ice Company, 500 E. First St, Dayton, (937) 222-2257
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton, (937) 222-2892
The Deli at Top of the Market, 32 Webster St., Dayton, (937) 224-3663
Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 723-7637
Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, (937) 224-7822
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-0204
Buckhorn Tavern, 8800 Meeker Road, Butler Twp., (937) 890-3261
Hawthorn Grill, 1222 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 298-2222
The Tropics, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, (937) 293-8800
Mamma DiSalvo’s, 1375 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 299-5831
Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant, 3618 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, (937) 293-3777
Dominique’s Bistro and Bar, 2600 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, (937) 298-0022
Sweeney’s Seafood Bar and Grill, 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville, (937) 291-3474
Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 433-7099
House Of Kabab, 298 N Main St, Centerville (937) 424-9262
The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., (937) 291-1661
Chappy’s Tap Room & Grille, 2733 W. Alex-Bell Road, Moraine, (937) 299-7427
TJ Chumps, 12 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, (937) 859-4000
TJ Chumps, 559 S. Main St., Englewood, (937) 836-4300
Bunker’s Sports Bar & Grill, 893 E. National Road, Vandalia, (937) 890-8899
La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy, (937) 339-5553
Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, (937) 669-2271
TJ Chumps, 1100 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, (937) 318-1250
McCormick & Schmick’s, 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 431-9200
Pints and Pies, 52 Plum St., Beavercreek, (937) 429-7437
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 4432 Walnut St., Dayton, (937) 320-9548
Zetland Street, 129 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, (937) 310-3040
Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-7211
Season’s Bistro & Grille, 28 S. Limestone St., Springfield, (937) 521-1200