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Elmwood Park's second annual restaurant week boasts deals to suit every taste

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By Melissa Elsmo

Food Writer

Attention food-lovers! Elmwood Park is hosting their second annual restaurant week February 15th through 24th. An array of participating restaurants will entice diners from the western suburbs to explore the eclectic variety of restaurant options located throughout the village.

"The Village Board has been focused on enhancing the food scene in Elmwood Park for some time now," says Village President, Angelo "Skip" Saviano, "and our second annual restaurant week is an ideal way to celebrate the diverse food offerings we have have in our community."

With more than fifteen participating eateries there's sure to be something for everyone during the food-focused week in Elmwood Park. Read on to check out a few of the hottest deals.

Relative newcomer to the Elmwood Park dining scene, Eggsperience (16 Conti Pkwy), offers breakfast and lunch daily and hopes their restaurant week offering will appeal to busy folks working in the area. The breakfast cafe is offering a "grab-and-go" breakfast sandwiches and a cup of coffee for just $7.99.

Can't decide between pizza, pasta, or veal? Not to worry! Jim and Pete's (7806 W North Ave) has been around for nearly 80 years and the Elmwood Park mainstay is putting the diner in control of their restaurant week experience. During the week, dine-in guests at Jim and Pete's will have the opportunity to earn gift cards for future restaurant visits.

"We have a large menu with a lot of house favorites" says Jim and Pete's owner, Michael Bucchianeri, "and we don't want to limit menu choices during restaurant week."

By offering complimentary restaurant week gift cards ($10 for every $50 spent), Bucchianeri hopes to give new and returning customers the opportunity to try something new on their return visit or the freedom to stick with the Jim and Pete's favorites they know and love.

Massa Cafe Italiano (7434 W North Ave) has been focused on serving fresh-made, family-friendly fare for nearly twenty years. The charming cafe is embracing restaurant week by offering several all-day deals. In addition to discounted prices on specialty coffees and pasta dinners, Massa plans to offer a selection of generously sized panini sandwiches served with a side of crispy polenta fries and a scoop of award-winning gelato for just $12.49
"Food in Elmwood Park just keeps getting better and better;" says Massa co-owner, Giovanna Lollino "and restaurant week brings the community together by giving people a chance to get out and experience new restaurants."

Check out the rest of the Elmwood Park Restaurant Week offers above!

Email: melissa@oakparkeats.com

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