Last week, I made plans with a friend to get dinner in Staunton, VA. My best
friend from home goes to James Madison and we frequently travel back
and forth to visit each other and have lunch or dinner either here in
Charlottesville or there, in Harrisonburg. Last week, in particular,
neither of us felt like driving too far but both wanted to get together
to catch up on senioritis, job hunts, spring break stories, etc. So,
Staunton was the compromise meeting location. Knowing nothing about the
restaurant scene in Staunton, we settled upon the first recognizable
chain that popped up from our Google search: Chilli’s.
Although our Chilli’s experience was great, both of us were disappointed that we hadn’t tried a new restaurant. If only we knew that had we waited a
week, we’d have a plethora of opportunities to dine at new restaurants
on a thrifty budget!
That’s right, Cville — Staunton’s first ever Restaurant Week starts today and lasts until March 27th. The event that created a sensation in other citiies, including Charlottesville, has finally made its way to Staunton. Ten restaurants will be boasting 3-course prix fixe menus at prices ranging from $15-$25. If that isn’t enough to draw you in, $1 from every meal will be donated to Staunton’s charity, The Valley Mission, to support the homeless.
The restaurants participating in Restaurant Week include: Emilio’s,
Mockingbird Restaurant and Music Hall, Taste of India, Baja Bean, Sorrel’s, Zynodoa, Mill St. Grill, Staunton Grocery, Byers St. Bistro, and Cranberry’s.
Remember, this deal is likely to draw a lot of customers from Staunton and beyond, so make your reservations early! There’s no better excuse than restaurant week to get together with a good friend for a great meal. So go ahead — eat, drink, and be thrifty with Staunton’s Restaurant Week!