Over the weekend, someone asked me about Binghamton Restaurant Week, asking if it was as fun as everyone says it is.  This person loves to cook and appreciates great food, is 20-something and has a lot of friends who would love the same. She did say her parents would love to try some of Binghamton's legendary restaurants such as: Little Venice, Lost Dog Cafe and Number 5.

Fall Restaurant Week runs 10 days beginning Tuesday October 18th and running through Thursday October 27th at 30 locally owned Binghamton restaurants and eateries.  Organized by eatBING, Restaurant Week has donated nearly $50,000 in donations to charity partners, including the Animal Care Council, the Boys & Girls Club, VINES and OurSpace at Rec Park.  This fall's charity partner is CHOW and Truth Pharm.

Here are 5 reasons I am looking forward to fall Restaurant Week in Binghamton:

  1. 30 different restaurants lets me mix my favorites with some new places I have not tried yet but have heard so much about.
  2. Seeing friends and co-workers I haven't seen in a while and getting together for a lunch or dinner is a great way to catch up.
  3. My friends that want to go vegan or are restricted to gluten-free, now have some great restaurant options, as many of the Binghamton restaurants take this in to consideration when designing their menus.
  4. Prices start at $12 for a three-course lunch or $20 to $30 for a three-course dinner.
  5. You wine and dine with friends and family and help local charities that benefit the community.

Click HERE for participating restaurants, addresses and menu specials. I look forward to my first stop on Fall Restaurant Week.  Check back here for my review of dinner at Remlik's Grille & Oyster Bar.

 [via eatBING]