318 Restaurant Week will return to Shreveport-Bossier with six days of deals, specials, and unique dining experiences the week. The week-long event, from March 15th through the 20th, consists of $10 lunch specials, $20 dining specials, as well as one-night-only dining experiences at participating restaurants. This year’s event has more than 50 lunch and dining specials for patrons to choose from. You can view a full list of meals and events by visiting www.318RestaurantWeek.com.
Dining patrons can also download the free “318 Restaurant Week” app, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, to receive updates on the event. The app provides a list of participating restaurants, meal details, directions to their locations, as well as information on their specials and events throughout the week.
This year, there is also a new, human-size, art installation located in the East Bank District of Bossier City. The large scale installation of the event’s hashtag, #Eat318, is designed for someone to replace the ‘1’ in 318. The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau hopes the installation will encourage visitors and locals alike to photograph themselves and share it to their social media platforms, using the hashtag #Eat318 to spread awareness about the event.
“318 Restaurant Week has been a successful and highly anticipated event for the past four years,” said Stacy Brown, president of the Tourist Bureau. “The past year has caused much uncertainty and financial strain to the restaurant industry. It has challenged our local restaurants to restructure the way they serve our community. As we look forward to feeding ‘the 318’ for the fifth year, we want chefs, restaurateurs, locals and visitors to know that our culinary scene is the bread and butter of resilience and excellence.”
Last year’s 318 Restaurant Week came to a halt when COVID-19 caused government shutdown orders to be enacted in the area. This year, local partners are gearing up for a successful week of discounted meals. Featured dining experiences such as the four-course flight at Flying Heart Brewery or the Top of the City Dining Experience at Petroleum Club often sell out quick. Early purchasing is encouraged. You can check the official 318 Restaurant Week website for ticket availability.
“There’s never been a more critical time for our community to support restaurants hit by COVID-19 and Winter Storm Uri than during 318 Restaurant Week,” said Brandy Evans, vice president of communications at the Tourist Bureau. “March 15-20 is the best week for foodies to discover their new favorite dish while supporting homegrown restaurants.”
For more information about 318 Restaurant Week, visit www.318RestaurantWeek.com.