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There was a time long ago that the only choices Fairfielders had for dinner out was a pizza place, and maybe a handful of other establishments that served traditional fare. We had to travel to Westport to find a good meal or some other nearby time known for its dining establishments.
Now Fairfield is a destination for out-of-towners as well as for residents, who can find a host of restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines. How lucky we are.
To showcase those restaurants – and that Fairfield is the place to be for a night out – the town is sponsoring its first-ever Restaurant Week, which takes place from Sunday, Oct. 14, to Saturday, Oct. 20. More than 30 restaurants will participate in the special event that features prix fixe lunch and dinner menu prices. Restaurants will offer $10 and $15 lunches and $20 and $30 dinners or other discounts on their menus.
Among the participating restaurants are 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant, Archie Moore’s, Artisan, Avellino’s, Bangalore, Barcelona, Bella Sera, Bodega, Bon Appetit Café, Bonda, Café Lola, Café Madeline, Centro Ristorante, Colony Grill, Fairfield Café, Hunan Pavilion, Kiraku, LC Chen’s, Lilac House, Mamma Mina’s, Martel Bistro, Michael Gennaro’s Steakhouse, Old
Post Tavern, Osianna Mediterranean Taverna, Paci’s, Quattro Pazz, Tabouli Grill, The Brasserie, The Chelsea, The Gray Goose, Tucker’s Café, Wafu Asian Bistro and Wild Rice.
The town also has partnered with a number of businesses, community groups and organizations to conduct a variety of cultural events and other activities throughout Fairfield during Restaurant Week. Among those groups are the Fairfield Theatre Company, Fairfield Museum & History Center, the Fairfield University Bookstore, the Fairfield Sportsplex, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. More information can be found at www.fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek.
Additionally, a passport book has been created will be available with the purchase of lunch or dinner at participating restaurants during the week. Passports will be “stamped” with the purchase of lunch or dinner at each successive visit to a participating restaurant. Passports bearing two or more stamps will be eligible for a special raffle drawing at the conclusion of Restaurant Week. The top prize will be a night’s stay, deluxe accommodations at the Southport Delamar. Additional raffle prize sponsors include the Fairfield Sportsplex, the Fairfield Theater Company,The Stand Juice Company, Yoga for Everybody, Michael Gennaro’s Steakhouse, Fairfield Ice Academy, Carabiners, Fairfield University Bookstore, Mo’s Wine & Spirit, The Gray Goose, East Coast United and the Fairfield Cheese Company.
Finally, GoodLife Productions, a Fairfield-based TV Production Company, is producing short videos that showcase each of the restaurants that are participating. The videos may be viewed online at www.fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek as well at www.BizzBuzzTV.com.
Restaurant Week is a good opportunity to support our local businesses, return to a favorite haunt for a night out or try a new place.

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