Arizona Restaurant Week starts on Thursday and is celebrating a big milestone.
More than 150 restaurants in the Phoenix-metro and Tucson are participating in the 10-day event that runs Sept. 15-24, 2017. This year also marks the event's 10-year anniversary.
Restaurants will offer three-course dinners -- appetizer, dinner, dessert -- for a set price of $33 or $44 per person. Some restaurants even include a beverage with that price.
Organizers of the semi-annual event say the goal is to encourage people to venture out and try a restaurant that they haven't been to before.
While some chain restaurants are part of the the week, many, if not most, are locally-owned Phoenix staples.
Some of the local restaurants:
- Beckett's Table
- Southern Rail
- Marigold Maison
- The Stockyards
- Clever Koi
- Twisted Grove
- Fat Ox
- St. Francis
- Liberty Market
- Fox Restaurant Concepts: Doughbird, Culinary Dropout, The Henry
As our Smart Shopper told our viewers a couple weeks ago, if you compare the "Restaurant Week" menus to the normal menu, you can find some serious savings, especially when you factor in the appetizer and dessert.
Visit www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com to see every restaurant participating.