Restaurant Weeks have become very popular events all across the country. New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Charleston, SC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and now Staunton VA put a spot light on restaurants with special menus and fresh deals at participating restaurants.
Virginia Living, Travel + Leisure and USA Today have named Staunton, VA as one of the best small town in the America. Staunton’s Restaurant Week offers one example of why this designation is obvious! This year, more than thirty restaurants and specialty stores have listed special offers and fantastic menus for the week.
Since you will have a fabulous breakfast served at the B&B, let’s start by mentioning a few of the lunch specials. The American Café is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and serves wonderful homemade soups, sandwiches, and daily specials. During Restaurant Week, get 10% off your entire check at this popular spot on South Augusta Street.
Another interesting participating eatery is Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery. The store specializes in organic and natural foodstuffs & remedies. Their Espresso and juice bar can give you a lift in the afternoon while you’re touring around downtown Staunton. Gluten-free sandwich selections are also available. The beet, goat cheese, and walnut salad is just $8.99 during Restaurant Week. Find Cranberry’s on South New Street.
Lewis Creek Market, on Church Street adjacent to Landes Park, focuses on locally sourced foods. One of their hot plates is Asparagus and Smoked Cheddar with a Cauliflower crust Quiche-style Tart. Doesn’t that sound yummy! For Restaurant Week, they will offer small plates for $4.
Clocktower Restaurant & Bar will be offering 15% off your entire check (excluding alcohol) between 2pm and 4pm. Clocktower is located on West Beverly not far from the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriers Playhouse. The owners of Clocktower Restaurant “believe that quality is our most important ingredient.” Be sure to try their Fired Green Tomatoes or the Pork & Fried Green Tomato salad!
The special offers for dinner are a great reason to stay in downtown Staunton.
Byers Street Bistro will be offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for $30 per person. You can choose between three appetizers, three entrees, and two desserts. Try the Fried Dill Pickles or Smoked Bacon & Corn Hushpuppies.
If you have a desire for some Mexican cuisine, go to Baja Bean Co. for dinner. During Restaurant Week, you can choose from some $5 blue plate specials and $10 local food specials. The Resh Mexi-Greek Salad with grilled artichoke hearts, smoked tomatoes, crumbled cotija, red onion, and pickled jalapenos, is just one of the unique special dishes found at Baja Bean Co.
Travel from Mexican cuisine to Italian cuisine by visiting Emilio’s Italian Restaurant on Beverly Street. Emilio’s has a 4-course special for Restaurant Week riced at just $25. To top off your 4-course dinner, choose a “dolci” from Cannoli, Tartifo Classico, or Exotic Bomba. The Bomba uses mango, passion fruit, and raspberry sorbetto and then covers it with white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate.
Other downtown businesses will be participating in Restaurant Week too! Staunton Olive Oil Company specializes in oil and vinegar; Ox-Eye Vineyards will offer a special on a pre-dinner glass of wine; The Pampered Palate Café will give 25% off all Virginia Wines; Redbeard Brewing Company will offer specials on after dinner drinks. After-dinner specials are included at Beverley Cigar Store, Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company, and The By and By Café.
Stay at Steeles Tavern Manor Bed & Breakfast and Alpine Hideaway Cabins during Restaurant Week in Staunton, VA. Enjoy breakfast here and visit downtown Staunton, VA for fun and food.