Food events start soon

Published 8:29 pm Saturday, March 3, 2012

It is time once again for two spring events that Suffolk foodies live for — Restaurant Week and the debut of the Suffolk Farmers’ Market.

Restaurant Week showcases Suffolk eateries with three-course, fixed-price menus at each of the 10 participating restaurants. The spring Restaurant Week is set for March 17-24.

Two price levels are offered at the restaurants — deluxe, which costs $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner, or premier, which costs $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner.

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Participating restaurants include Amici’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza Café, The Baron’s Pub, Constant’s Wharf Grill (Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront), George’s Steakhouse, Great American Grill (Hilton Garden Inn Harbour View), Mosaic by Holland’s, The Plaid Turnip, River Stone Chophouse, Sushi AKA and Vintage Tavern.

Menus, hours of operation and other details are posted online at

In May, the Farmers’ Market will start back up in a new location.

Since the summer of 2005, the Farmers’ Market has been a popular location for locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs, milk and honey and a variety of handmade goods.

This year, the market will move to a new location at the special events pavilion behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at 524 N. Main St.

The market will be open May 19 through Nov. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It is free and open to the public and also hosts a variety of activities such as entertainers, petting zoos, book singings, workshops and more.

Participation as a vendor is open to regional producers within a 100-mile radius of Suffolk. For more information about becoming a vendor, call 514-4130.