The 12th Annual Kansas City Restaurant Week is slated for Jan. 8-17, 2021, and local diners have several options to safely participate. Current mask ordinances remain in place in Kansas City through Jan. 16 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and participating restaurants will prepare food for carryout, delivery or dine-in service so diners may explore a wide range of dishes.
Restaurant Week represents a critical time for local restaurants that normally experience slower traffic during winter. The ongoing pandemic has taken an enormous toll on sales at local restaurants and bars throughout 2020 and shows scant signs of abating. Presented by Sysco, Kansas City Restaurant Week is an opportunity for diners to support these businesses and raise funds for The Don Bosco Centers, the charitable beneficiary of the 10-day dining event. A portion of proceeds for every meal sold will also benefit the foundations of Visit KC and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA).
“The Don Bosco Centers have been a staple of our community since 1940, and it’s with great honor that we select them as our featured beneficiary for the second year in a row,” GKCRA executive director Bill Teel said in a release. “From championing our region’s elderly and immigrant communities to executing one of the largest Meals on Wheels programs in existence, Don Bosco’s need is now greater than ever. In addition to enjoying great meals at a great value, diners can rest assured they will also be supporting a worthy local cause this winter.”
KC Restaurant Week features special multi-course meals and values at hundreds of local restaurants. Meals are offered at three affordable price tiers: $15, $35 and $45. Using KCRestaurantWeek.com, diners will have the option to research and filter menus based on their preferred method of service – carryout, delivery or dine-in.
“Although dining out may look different these days, one thing that has not wavered is our event’s commitment to highlighting our region’s diverse restaurant scene,” Visit KC president and CEO Jason Fulvi said. “Restaurant Week gives Kansas City the opportunity to showcase our local restaurant industry at a time when it’s needed most. These businesses – many of them small or family-owned – are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, frequently giving back to their communities. Now, it’s our turn to step to the plate and support them.”
Over the course of its first 11 years, Kansas City Restaurant Week has helped raise more than $2.7 million for local causes.
Editor's Note: Feast Magazine is a silver sponsor of KC Restaurant Week.
Kansas City Restaurant Week, kcrestaurantweek.com