Restaurant Week 2018 got underway this past Friday in Springfield and it attracted "foodies" from all over the region. The event will continue until April 29th with 35 restaurants are participating this year; 9 more than last year
Also new to Restaurant Week is a photo contest for the best picture taken of a meal. You win and a $25 gift card to one of the participating restaurants is yours!
Michael Katsounakis with Mike's East Side Bar and Grill said, "It's going to be interesting here. We're getting ready, we're excited!"
Michael Touranjoe, executive chef at Max's Tavern added, "This is an opportunity for you to get to see it for pennies, absolute pennies, in comparison to what it could normally be."
Meals during Restaurant Week are being offered at the special price of $20.18.
For a full list of participating restaurants and their menus go to https://www.facebook.com/dinespringfield