By Dave Warner

Restaurant Week is back after a year off and will run from March 11th through the 16th. The event started in 2019 and was run by Think Local Little Falls. It was a way to get restaurants involved during one of the least busy times of the year.

This year’s organizer, Marica Bellico, stated, “Winter’s a little slow, so we picked March as that point between Valentine’s Day and when the busy season starts to give some exposure for restaurants. We wanted a week where restaurants could create a menu or specials they wanted to promote for an entire week.”

She said this year it’s close to Saint Patrick’s Day, so they are encouraging participating restaurants to come up with something along that theme. “It could be a special for the week or just for Saint Patrick’s Day.”

“This year, the event is sponsored by My Little Falls and Rock City Development,” she said.

One of the more interesting ideas is the March Madness lunch bracket being done by the Cafe at Stone Mill. “It will run for the whole month. Basically, the top sixteen lunch items compete for the month. It’s going to be a social media bracket. They’ll choose their favorite lunch, which will work like a basketball bracket. Whatever item has the most votes will keep moving forward until we have a winner.”

“Restaurant Week is just a fun time where we encourage people to go out and support their local restaurant. It should be a good time,” Bellico said.

Participating Restaurants (as of publication)

Canal Side Inn:
Buy one and get one 50% off Bacon Cheddar sirloin sliders.
Happy Hour 5-6
3/16 Cottage Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

Café at Stone Mill:
March Madness lunch bracket…top 16 lunch items compete all month long!
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to participate!

Bonita’s Sandwich Chef:
Monday-Friday 8-5 Sat, Sun 8-4
lunch will be served starting at 10:30 am
Daily specials are posted on FB, and the menu is on the website, google, and FB.
Braised Corn beef with roasted cabbage and vegetables and Irish soda bread will be available 11-4 on March 17th.
New item on the menu – Broasted jumbo wings in a variety of flavors $12.00

Ruggiero’s Trattoria:
Ruggiero’s Is A Family Owned & Run Business That Has Been A Fixture In Little Falls For Over 45 Years. We Are Known For Our Delicious, Fresh, & Generous Portions, Authentic Italian Recipes, & Warm, Friendly Family Atmosphere.
Take A Trip To Italy At Ruggiero’s Trattoria.
Tour Of Italy $29.95
Start Your Tour With Homemade Italian Wedding Soup
Fresh Garden Salad With Homemade Garlic Knots
Homemade Baked Stuffed Shell With Meatball
Chicken Parmigiana
Linguine Alfredo
Finish The Tour With A House Filled Cannoli

Gigi’s Italian Feast:
Monday-Saturday Specials:
Sweet and Smoky Dry Rub Wings 10/$12
Whiskey Apple Dry Rub Wings 10/$12
Lumberjack Burger $15
(8oz Burger slathered with BBQ sauce, applewood bacon, and onion ring)
S’more Martini
Cabin Fever Cocktail
Marshmallow Mule
Friday Special:
Lemon Pepper Fish $17.95
St Patrick’s Celebration on Saturday, March 16th:
Guinness Stew $7/$13
DJ and Karaoke at 7 pm

The Renaissance Pub:
Pick one from each category, $25 per person
Appetizers:
Chicken wings with choice of sauce
Fried Pickles with cajun dipping sauce
Zucchini fries with lemon/dill dipping sauce
Main:
Shepherds pie
Irish cheddar burger w/ bacon & cabbage slaw w/ fries
Corned beef reuben wrap w/ fries
Drinks:
Domestic cans
House wine
Well cocktails
Special restaurant week drink!

Mangia Macrina’s Wood-Fired Pizza:
Sheppard’s Pie Pizza – mashed potatoes, beef, carrots, peas, cheddar/ mozzarella cheese blend

American Legion:
Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tues-Thur 10 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 10am-close, Sun 12-close
Offer food on Fridays!

Ann Street Restaurant and Deli:
We’re open year-round and serve breakfast and lunch daily. Take-out and catering are also available.
Check our Facebook page for daily specials!