Grab a Bite or Grab 30; Annual Restaurant Promotion Now On

Written By Scott Joseph On June 2, 2017

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Bite 30, the aggressively named annual restaurant promotion sponsored by Orlando Weekly (see how easy it is to type those words, Large Daily Newspaper?), kicked off yesterday, June 1, which means it is now technically Bite 29.

At least I think the 30 refers to the number of days in the month. It also reflects the cost of the dinners. It doesn’t refer to the number of participating restaurants — there are fewer than that. But while the list isn’t as vast as, say, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month’s, which is the Mother of All Restaurant Promotions, there are nevertheless some noteworthy restaurants taking part.

That list includes some of our favorites, such as K Restaurant, TR Fire Grill, Tapa Toro, Rusty Spoon and Umi Japanese Restaurant.

The way it works is similar to Magical Dining Month. The restaurants put together a multi-course prix fixe menu, with 30 bucks being the fixed prix. Unlike MagDinMo, some of the restaurants offer more than three courses. Umi, for example, is offering four courses — a starter, a sushi roll, a main course and dessert.

There aren’t a whole lot of rules. All you have to do is look over the list of restaurants, choose one whose menu sounds enticing, go, dine. Repeat as often as you like or is humanly possible before the end of the month. One caveat: You may have to request the Bite 30 menu when you’re seated if it isn’t offered voluntarily. Also, be aware that the menu may only be available during dinner — best to call ahead if you’re hoping to do some biting for lunch.

Bite 30 culminates with Bite Night, a walkabout tasting event at the Orchid Ballroom at Church Street Station, on June 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from tickets, which are $40 or $65 for VIP, will benefit Edible Education Experience.

Click here to check out all the participating restaurants for Bite 30 and Bite Night.

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