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Downtown Restaurants Extend Downtown Dining Weeks Offerings

Syracuse, NY – Nine restaurants have decided to extend their Downtown Dining Weeks menu offerings. A list of participating restaurants and the deals they’re offering is provided below. Additional details, including each restaurant’s specific menu offerings, are posted at DowntownSyracuse.com/DiningWeeks.

  • AppeThaizing: Serving its $20 dinner special through Friday, March 6
  • Clinton Street Pub: Serving its $10 lunch special through Friday, March 6
    *Please note, Clinton Street Pub is open for lunch Wednesday – Friday
  • Epicuse: Serving its $10 lunch special and $20 dinner special through Sunday, March 8
  • Goodies 2: Serving its $10 lunch special and $25 dinner special through March 31
  • Kasai Ramen: Serving its $10 lunch special and $30 dinner special through Saturday, March 7
  • Liehs & Steigerwald Downtown: Serving its dinner specials ($30/per person; $35/two people) through Saturday, March 14
    *Please note, Liehs & Steigerwald is open for dinner on Thursday – Saturday 
  • PMA Foods: Serving its $10 lunch special through Friday, March 6
  • Prime Steakhouse: Serving its $30 dinner special until the Dow Jones Industrial Average returns to above 28,000
  • The Fish Friar: Serving its $10 lunch special Monday – Thursday through the end of Lent (April 9)

**If any additional restaurants extend the promotion, their offerings and menus will be posted to DowntownSyracuse.com and shared across the Downtown Committee’s social media channels.

The 16th annual serving of Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks starred 46 locally-owned, high-quality restaurants, serving up lunch specials for $10 (or less) and three-course dinner specials for $30 (or less).  Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union and the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc., Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks officially ran from February 17 through March 1.  

Several restauranteurs saw record turnout, which contributed to their decision(s) to extend the special offerings.

“Downtown Dining Weeks has turned the slowest two weeks of the year into the busiest two weeks of the year,” said Danny Klamm, owner of Prime Steakhouse. In hopes to continue the momentum generated – and recognizing that members of the community may not be as eager to go out to dinner after last week’s drop in the Dow Jones - Klamm made the unique decision to extend Prime’s three-course for $30 offering until the Stock Market returns to normal.

Kyle Mastropietro, Chef/Owner at Kasai Ramen and Phil Kelly, Owner of The Fish Friar were also pleased with the success of Downtown Dining Weeks.

“We were extremely busy – especially during the first week,” said Mastropietro. “Dining Weeks has been great!”

“Because it was so successful, we are planning to continue our $10 lunch special through the end of Lent,” said Kelly.

Diners are encouraged to continue to “Spot the Chef’s Hat” as they enjoy an extended version of Downtown Dining Weeks at select restaurants.  Each participating Downtown Dining Weeks restaurant has one chef’s hat placed somewhere in its dining area. When visitors see the chef’s hat, if they take a picture of it, and email the picture – or a thorough description of where they saw it - to mail@downtownsyracuse.com, they’ll be entered into multiple drawings for gift cards to Downtown restaurants. Winners will be notified through email. There is still more than $500 in gift card winnings available!

Downtown Syracuse Dining Weeks receives additional support from Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub, as well as Citronelle, Lemon Grass, Bistro Èlèphant Steakhouse, Oh My Darling, and Prime Steakhouse.  

For more information about Downtown Dining Weeks, please click here.

About Visions Federal Credit Union
Visions Federal Credit Union is a nonprofit financial institution completely owned by its members. Visions serves more than 210,000 members with offices in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include general banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans. Visit www.visionsfcu.org for more information.

About the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. 
The Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit, professional downtown management organization representing all property owners and tenants within the central business district.  The Downtown Committee undertakes programs to improve downtown's image, strengthen its economic base, increase its attractiveness, and assure that it's clean, safe and accessible. For more information, visit www.downtownsyracuse.com.