Bring an empty stomach, Elk Grove Restaurant Week is here | lifestyle

More than 40 restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and juice bars across Elk Grove will be featured as part of the 6th annual Elk Grove Restaurant Week on the 13th-22nd. January.

Diners simply visit the Explore Elk Grove organizer’s website,, and request a free mobile ticket that can be used on a smartphone to access food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Special offers include family meal deals, discounts and “BOGO” or “one get one free” items.

Cardholders who check in frequently at participating restaurants can also win prizes such as a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or a Bento lunch box. The grand prize is a $250 gift card from a Restaurant Week participant. Non-Elk Grove residents can also get tickets to Elk Grove Restaurant Week.

Explore Elk Grove, a nonprofit organization that promotes Elk Grove community businesses and events, hosts Elk Grove Restaurant Week every January, which is typically a slow month for local restaurants until Valentine’s Day.

“January tends to be slower for dining after the holidays,” said Aaryn Val, executive director of Explore Elk Grove. “When we start this campaign, (the restaurants) will see an increase in business, so we want to bring them business and encourage our community to eat local and enjoy new places.”

She noted that more than 2,500 people received mobile passes in last year’s Elk Grove Restaurant Week, and that 722 of those came from outside of Elk Grove. Organizers hope to see more than 1,000 applications for the weekly restaurant specials.

Participating restaurants include longtime establishments like Palermo Ristorante Italiano and Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar, dessert favorites like Leatherby’s, and newer establishments like Fujiya Japanese Restaurant and Earl of Sandwich Shop.

Val said some of her favorite Elk Grove Restaurant Week specials include a $50 family meal at Todo un Poco Bistro and a $44 three-course meal at the Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar.

“I look at diversity and I really like people who think outside the box and do something different,” she said.

Restaurants that will have EG Restaurant Week specials

These restaurants will have food and drink specials during this year’s Elk Grove Restaurant Week from January 13-22. Check out for details on their specials and how to get a weekly restaurant pass for your smartphone.

– Place at the Table, 9257 Laguna Springs Drive

– Bambu Desserts & Drinks, 8139 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Big Kahuna Frozen Yogurt & Juicery, 8361 Sheldon Road

-Black Bear Diner, 8531 Bond Road

-Café Elk Grove, 8230 Civic Center Drive (inside the District56 Center)

-Chason’s Crab Stadium, 8839 Sheldon Road

-Chicago Fire, 7101 Laguna Blvd.

-Earl of Sandwich, 8234 Laguna Blvd.

-Poke Bar Fish & Things, 7423 Laguna Blvd.

-Fujiya, 9328 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, 7701 Laguna Blvd.

-Huckleberry’s Breakfast and Lunch, 2745 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Jang Goon Sushi & Korean BBQ, 9671 East Stockton Blvd.

-Road to Dumpling, 7419 Laguna Blvd.

-Kabab & Gyro Grill, 7216 Laguna Blvd.

-Kung Fu Tea, 9135 West Stockton Blvd.

-La Fiesta Meat Market, 9746 Elk Grove-Florin Road

-Leatherby’s Family Creamery, 8238 Laguna Blvd.

-Mac Que’s BBQ & Catering, 8517 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Made in India, 8649 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Netillo’s Takos, 8451 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Old Town Pizza and Tap House, 9677 Elk Grove-Florin Road

-Palermo Ristorante Italiano, 9632 Emerald Oak Drive

-Plaza Del Sol Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, 8523 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Sabor A, Mexico, 8868 Bond Road

-Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar, 9000 Grant Line Road

-Sheldon Wine Shop, 8361 Sheldon Road

– South Slope Wines and Bistro, 10527 Sheldon Road

-Sprinkling on top, 9630 Bruceville Road

-Metro – Arco Station, 8361 Sheldon Road

-Tasty Pot, 8461 Elk Grove Blvd.

-Tea 18 Genuine Tea Store, 10051 Bruceville Road

-Cup of Boba Tea, 8351 Elk Grove Blvd.

– The Old Spaghetti Factory, 7727 Laguna Blvd.

– The Original Chicago’s Pizza & Curry, 9308 Elk Grove Blvd.

-The Original Mike’s Diner, 9139 East Stockton Blvd.

– The Pizza Peel, 9183 Survey Road (inside Flatland Brewing Company)

-The Popcorn Store, 9679 East Stockton Blvd.

-Todo un Poco, 9080 Laguna Main St.

-Trustea, 8460 Elk Grove Blvd.

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