It’s Restaurant Week in downtown Marquette


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MARQUETTE — Get your forks and knives ready because it’s Restaurant Week in downtown Marquette!

The Downtown Development Authority along with a group of locally owned, downtown Marquette restaurants, known as the Eastside Originals, are ready to serve you delicious $10 lunch specials or tasty $25 dinner deals.

“Some will be highlighting different menu items from their current menus and some will be experimenting with new items to try for upcoming menus or just to, you know, spice things up a little bit” says Tara Laase-McKinney, Events and Promotions Coordinator for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

This week is the perfect opportunity to visit that restaurant you’ve been dying to try, or adventure to a style of cuisine you’ve never had before, or just get out and enjoy the culinary community available in Marquette.

Laase-McKinney adds, “This is a really great event to get people out and about visiting restaurants and trying something new.”

Twenty local restaurants are participating in restaurant week, including The Pasta Shop that has an amazing variety of specials available.

“We are offering our $10 steak sandwhich with a soda and a bag of chips. That’s our large steak deluxe, so you have onions, mushrooms, mayonnaise, lettuce. Great sandwhich for ten dollars…big meal. Also our pesto genovese with fresh seared chicken, pesto sauce, and fresh pine nuts served over top” explains Jeff LaValley, Public Relations for The Pasta Shop.

The Pasta Shop even let Local 3 come in and try out their Restaurant Week specials and trust us…they are good. But don’t just take it from us…

“We have a lot of great restaurants and a lot of local restaurants. Nothing against the chains but this is sometimes what helps us kind of make a niche for ourselves and a name. The Pasta Shop is just one of the many, but it’s definitely at the top of the list for me” says Keith Dickson, a self-proclaimed local lunchtime food expert.

There are 19 other restaurants, in addition to The Pasta Shop, with lunch and dinner specials ready for you to try. See the full list below. To view the Restaurant Week menus from each participating restaurant, click here.

2019 Eastside Originals/Restaurant Week participants:

  • The 906 Sports Bar and Grill
  • Aubrees Pizzeria and Grill
  • Border Grill
  • Casa Calabria Italian Restaurant
  • The Delft Bistro
  • Digs Gastropub
  • Donckers
  • Elizabeth’s Chophouse
  • Harley’s Restaurant and Lounge
  • Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery
  • Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery
  • Northland Pub
  • The Pasta Shop
  • Piedmont
  • Portside Inn
  • Stucko’s Pub and Grill
  • Togo’s Submarine Sandwiches
  • Vango’s Pizza & Cocktail Lounge
  • The Vierling Restaurant
  • Zephyr

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