Restaurant Week in Fenton has become a special tradition for local eateries and diners who’ll enjoy unique menu items Sunday through Saturday, Jan. 20-26.
This is the fourth annual event and Mark Hamel, who has organized it every year, is pleased to have 14 restaurants on board. “For so many years, I wanted for Fenton to have enough restaurants to do a Restaurant Week, and we definitely do now,” Hamel said. “I’m really excited about this year’s event.”
He said the whole idea of Restaurant Week is to get people off the couch in the winter, and see what Fenton has to offer in the way of dining experiences. “The restaurants that participate really like it because it brings people out during a slow time of year for us,” he added.
Matt Sherrow, who owns Fenton Winery & Brewery with his wife, Ginny, said he has done all four Restaurant Week events since they started.
“This year Restaurant Week coincides with our Anniversary Week and Appreciation Party,” Sherrow said. “This is our 11th year, we’ve got a lot to celebrate.”
He and Ginny chose to feature their best-selling pizza, the Golden Ticket, and take $5 off the menu price and $1 off the Swinging Berry’s Draught. “They pair really well,” he said.
Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ is another local restaurant that has participated every year. Beale St. will be offering $6 off its Memphis-style St. Louis Rib Dinner, a full rack of slow-smoked port ribs, served with sides and specially priced for Restaurant Week.
Nick Sorise, owner of The Fenton Hotel, is very pleased with the response he gets during Restaurant Week. “People like it, it generates business and it’s a nice deal,” he said. “We kicked around the menu a bit and decided on our three-course menu with lots of choices for people. We kept it priced under $20.”
Participating restaurants include
• Beale Street Smokehouse BBQ
• Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
• Ciao Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
• El Topo
• Fenton Firehall
• Fenton Hotel
• Fenton House
• Fenton Winery & Brewery
• Mega Coney Island
• Sagebrush Cantina
• The Laundry
• The Relief & Resource Co.
• Tropical Smoothie Cafe