Give those tastebuds a workout in Troy

The third annual Troy Restaurant Week is under way in the Collar City with about 20 restaurants participating.

In her story in Sunday's online and print editions, reporter Danielle Sanzone explained that unlike other area restaurant weeks, Troy's Restaurant Week is featuring varying price points, including $5 lunch specials at five restaurants, $10 specials at 11 eateries, $20 specials at four, and $30 specials at four restaurants.

Selections include everything from lobster carbonara at The Ale House to a mini-hot dog offering at Famous Lunch, said Erin Pihlaja, executive director of the Downtown Troy BID. “It’s everyday comfort food to fine dining,” she said. “People can go to the restaurant week for a  lunch break or a multi-course meal.”

Each of the restaurants is featured on the Downtown Troy BID’s Facebook page in videos taken by Downtown Troy BID Executive Director Erin Pihlaja that highlight each establishment’s story and what it has to offer.

Some restaurant week offers include: For $5 - The Ale House, Guinness Float - A pint glass with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a 10 oz Guinness poured over it; Famous Lunch, four loaded hot dogs and a soda, for $4.50; The Grocery, speck & pesto sandwich or hummus and roasted piquillo peppers with a choice of San Pellegrino or a small bag of chips; Illium Cafe, grilled chicken caesar wrap: parmesean, tomatoes, romaine and creamy caesar dressing; and Muddaddy Flats, eggplant parmesan quesadila or blackbean burger quesadilla.

Participating restaurants include: The Ale House, Beirut Restaurant, B-Rads Bistro & Catering, Bootleggers on Broadway,The Broadway Cafe, Famous Lunch, The Flying Chicken, The Greek House, The Grocery, Illium Cafe, Infinity Cafe, Jose Malones, LoPorto’s Ristorante Caffe, Lucas Confectionery, Muddaddy Flats, O’Brien’s Public House, and Spill’n the Beans.
This week is an excellent opportunity to "Try Troy" and give those tastebuds a real workout!

— Lisa  Robert Lewis

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