Erie Restaurant Week Celebrates Third Year
A delectable diversion for area foodies
Begins Friday, Jan. 20
With the holidays winding down and temperatures staying low, many of us may be experiencing a bit of a burnout, especially when it comes to meals (there really are only so many ways you can repurpose turkey into new dishes). January is a time of new beginnings, and what better way to celebrate that than by supporting local business and having dinner taken care of for you in the process?
Erie Restaurant Week is returning for its third year, running January 20 - 29. With a record number of 39 participants this time around, the event will showcase all the delectable options Erie restaurants have to offer.
Started in 2021 by VisitErie, Restaurant Week was created as a way to not only highlight the diverse restaurants of the area, but to also help support them during the pandemic, an unprecedented time across all industries. As key components to Erie's tourism success, it was imperative to help keep these businesses thriving during that difficult time.
Chris Temple, director of communications for VisitErie, loves how the event supports local restaurants: "My favorite part is seeing the excitement that the event brings to the community and our participating restaurants each year. With such a diverse mix taking part this year, Erie Restaurant Week is a great way to show your support for Erie's fantastic restaurants."
While many familiar restaurants are returning to this year's roster, there are also many new spots joining the celebration: all nine vendors at the Flagship City Food Hall, Bricks at the Cashier's House, The Dinor at Lawrence Park, Federal Hill Smokehouse, Storming Crab, Erie Ale Works, Julius, and Samurai Kitchen & Sushi are all set to make their Erie Restaurant Week debut this year.
Each participating restaurant will have a special menu and pricing designed specifically for the event, with many offering dine in, carry out, or pickup options, making it easier than ever to support local business while enjoying the unique dining experiences they offer.
"This is VisitErie's third Erie Restaurant Week and it's looking to be our largest one yet," said VisitErie President and CEO John Oliver. "January is typically a slower month for restaurants and Erie Restaurant Week gives them a nice boost. With 39 restaurants participating this year, people have more options to get out and show their support."
Full list of participating restaurants (alphabetical):
-The Bayfront Grille (Sheraton Hotel, 55 W. Bay Rd.)
-Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant (6 Sassafras Pier)
-The Brewerie at Union Station (123 W. 14th St.)
-Bricks at Cashier's House (417 State St.)
-Calamari's Squid Row (1317 State St.)
-The Cork 1794 (900 W. Erie Plaza Dr.)
-The Dinor at Lawrence Park (4019 Main St.)
-Donato's Pizza (4829 Buffalo Rd., 1535 W. 8th St. Suite A1, 861 E. 38th St.)
-Erie Ale Works (416 W. 12th St.)
-Federal Hill Smokehouse (2609 Peach St.)
-Firebirds Wood Fired Grill (680 Millcreek Mall Blvd.)
-Flagship City Food Hall including Dina's Authentic Dominican Kitchen, Jo's Brooklyn Bagel Too, Noodlelove, North Row Philly, Perry's Pizza, Shawarma Station, The Straw Hat, Taste & See Fruit & Veggie Bar, and Taste of Love (22 N. Park Row)
-John Russell Brewing Company (7520 Peach St. #101)
-Julius (1607 State St.)
-Lavery Brewing (128 W. 12th St.)
-Luminary Distilling, Fuhrman's Cider, Eatery (8270 Peach St.)
-Molly Brannigan's Irish Pub (506 State St.)*
-Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro (1402 W. 10th St.)
-The Plymouth Tavern (1109 State St.)
-Riverside Brewing Company (1 Fountain St., Cambridge Springs)
-Samurai Kitchen & Sushi (2767 W. 12th St.)
-The Skunk & Goat Tavern (17 W. Main St., North East)
-Storming Crab (7791 Peach St.)
-Syd's Place (2992 W. Lake Rd.)
-Twisted Elk Brewery (10139 W. Lake Rd., Lake City)
-U Pick 6 Harbor House (4454 Buffalo Rd.)
-U Pick 6 Public House (4574 W. Ridge Rd).
-U Pick 6 Tap House (333 State St. #110)
-Voodoo Brewery Erie (101 Boston Store Pl.)
Please note: at time of publication, we are aware of Molly Brannigan's temporary closing; however, we wanted to include them in the list as they were originally slated to participate and we are hopeful that they will be able to open in time for Erie Restaurant Week. For the most up to date information on their situation, please visit their website.