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Dishing Out Support: Harrisburg Restaurant Week aims to bring customers to the city’s businesses

LaToya Williams and Hauson Green, owners of The Original Hot Dog Factory-Harrisburg (File photo).

Harrisburg, I hope you’re hungry.

Starting on Monday, the city began celebrating Harrisburg Restaurant Week, which runs Sept. 12 to 16 and 19 to 23. The two-week event, hosted by the Downtown Improvement District (DID), spotlights local spots to get a bite to eat.

“The importance of the event is bringing business to all of our great restaurants here in Harrisburg,” said Todd Vander Woude, executive director of the DID. “It gives customers an opportunity to visit restaurants they haven’t been to in a while.”

Numerous Harrisburg businesses will participate in the event, offering special menus.

Restaurants offering specials for one or both weeks include:

  • Alvaro Bread & Pastry Shoppe
  • Appalachian Brewing Company
  • Bacco Pizzeria & Wine Bar
  • Café Fresco
  • Carley’s Ristorante & Piano Bar
  • Crawdaddy’s
  • Dodge City Steakhouse
  • El Rancho Restaurante y Pupuseria
  • El Sol Mexican Restaurant
  • Federal Taphouse
  • JB Lovedraft’s MicroPub
  • MASA Authentic Mexican Cuisine
  • McGrath’s Irish Pub
  • The Millworks
  • The Original Hot Dog Factory
  • Pastorante
  • Pepper Pot Jamaican Restaurant
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill
  • Sammy’s Authentic Italian Cuisine
  • Stock’s on Second
  • The Sturges Speakeasy
  • Zachary’s BBQ & Soul

This is the DID’s 14th year holding the event.

According to Vander Woude, restaurant week is the perfect time to visit a favorite spot or try something new.

“Anything we can do to bring business to our restaurants in the city, we will,” he said.

For more information about Harrisburg Restaurant Week, visit their website.


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