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Eat Local Week

Written By Scott Joseph On November 9, 2011

eat local weekEat Local Week, a celebration of local farmers and food producers and the restaurants that feature their wares,  kicks off Friday, November 11, 2011, and runs through the 18th. The week is sponsored by Slow Food Orlando to raise awareness about food that is produced in a sustainable and responsible manner and to showcase the high quality of locally produced foods.

The group has put together an impressive list of participating restaurants, which have set up special $15 (or less), $25, $35 or $45 prix fixe menus. All you have to do is choose from the list of restaurants, visit them during the week, and ask for the Eat Local Week menu.

The week will also feature special events, such as tours of local farms and meet-and-greets with producers.

From an environmental standpoint, locally-sourced food matters because it takes less fuel to transport the products from farm to market. Shipping over longer distances adds to pollution and requires more fossil fuels. From a business standpoint, it’s good for the community and local economy.

Below is a list of the participating restaurants. You can see more details, including downloadable menus, at eatlocalweek.com.

Big Wheel Provisions
Todd English’s Bluezoo
Cafe de France
Cress Restaurant
Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Genuine Bistro & Lounge
Infusion Tea
Islands Dining Room
K Restaurant
La Luce
Luma on Park
McCoy’s Bar and Grille
Merritt’s Table
Mi Tomatina
Old Hickory Steakhouse
Pine Twenty2
The Ravenous Pig
The Rusty Spoon
Sandwich Bar
Stardust Video & Coffee
Sunset Sam’s Fish Camp
Sushi Pop
Travelling Gourmet
The Wave…of American Flavors
Wild Ocean Seafood Market


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