Lakeland Restaurant Week, a chance to get deals at some of our town’s finer dining establishments, has become an annual event. The third incarnation is set for Aug. 13-19.

The concept has stayed the same since we wrote about the first Lakeland Restaurant Week in 2016: A handful of locally owned eateries that prepare fresh food onsite are offering multi-course, prix fixe meals for $35.

Participating restaurants this year are:

Diners are asked to mention Lakeland Restaurant Week to their server or when making reservations.

The original restaurant week was created by Laura Manning and Shane Lawlor. This time around, Laura is running the show. As before, it’s a labor of love, with Manning and Lawlor paying promotional expenses and receiving no payment from restaurants.

Like last year, Restaurant Week is being held in August. The first was around Thanksgiving. Both are traditionally slow times in the restaurant business, so the event helps restaurants fill seats while introducing their offerings to potential new customers.


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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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