Diners will also have a chance to win free food and merchandise by ordering special menus at 18 participating area restaurants.
New restaurants this year are El Diablo Brewing Co. and Wood-Fired Kitchen in Greensburg and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar and Sports & Social Steel City, both at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield.
Each restaurant will offer a reduced or fixed price menu which may include lunch or dinner with several courses for a maximum of $35. Specials will be posted on the Restaurant Week website.
Many restaurants offer both dine-in and take-out.
âWe are going to show what we do that differentiates us from everyone else. That’s what restaurant week is really about,â said Rachel Flowers, owner of El Diablo with her husband, Ray Flowers. âOur grill is wood-based, and not everyone has that amazing flavor.
“We’re going to focus on the meats, not the really expensive stuff,” she said. “We have a very good chicken dish and we have a very good pork dish.”
The couple also hope their outdoor dining igloos will be up and running for Restaurant Week. Each igloo can accommodate up to eight people. The fee to reserve an igloo is $50 for two hours.
Courtesy of Live! Pittsburgh Casino
Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield will be participating in Greensburg Restaurant Week January 24-30.
Casino visitors “have the opportunity to choose between two unique dining concepts,” said Dorothy Celli, restaurant manager. âSports & Social Steel City and Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar offer unique food and cocktails, along with an exciting atmosphere and a range of entertainment options.â
The biannual Greensburg Restaurant Week was introduced in the summer of 2019, so this is the sixth event, said Ashley Kertes, executive director of Greensburg Community Development Corp., the event organizer.
The week of summer 2021 has been extended to 10 days, in response to the results of a survey of restaurants.
“People wanted two full weekends and more time to enjoy their favorite restaurants, so we did that this summer,” Kertes said. âThis time we decided to band together and check with all the restaurants and see how it went for them.
“The consensus was that they wanted to shorten it to the original seven days because they’re still facing staffing shortages and product availability issues,” she said.
A 10-day event is possible next summer, if these conditions improve, she added.
Courtesy of Live! Pittsburgh Casino
Pork Belly Tacos and Homemade Salsa and Fries from Sports & Social Steel City at Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield.
“We thought things would be back to normal now but unfortunately things are kind of back to where they were at the start of last year,” Kertes said. “Even though things are a little different, I think people are using their best judgment about whether they feel safe going out.”
Individual restaurants determine their own covid-19 safety protocols, she added.
Where to eat
Kertes recommends checking Restaurant Week or each restaurant’s website for opening hours and reservations before venturing out.
âA lot of people say they plan where they’re going. They go with friends and go out a few times during the week,â she said. “It’s just a fun event and something to look forward to, especially at such a dreary, cold and boring time of year.”
Participating restaurants include:
â¢ Bar New, 9 Mt. Pleasant St., Greensburg, 724-420-5467 or barninegbg.com
â¢ The Boulevard, 900 Towne Square Drive, Hempfield, 724-420-5955 or boulevardrestaurants.com
â¢ Chief Dato Chart, 645 Route 217, Township of Derry, 724-739-0228 or chefdato.com
â¢ El Diablo Brewing Co. and wood burning Food, 503 New Alexandria Road, Greensburg, 724-221-6430 or eldiablobrewingco.com
â¢ the American kitchen and Guy Fieri’s bar at Live! Casino Pittsburgh, 5260 Route 30, Hempfield, 878-787-7010 or pittsburgh.livecasinohotel.com
â¢ The Leader position, 618 S. Main St., Greensburg, 724-838-7439 or theheadkeeper.com
â¢ J Plugs, 25 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-691-0434 or jcorks.com
â¢ Small E’s Pizzeria, 807 Highland Ave., Greensburg, 724-834-7336 or littleespizzeria.com
â¢ Major Stokes, 108 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-217-8609 or majorstokes.com
â¢ Marino’s American Restaurant, 106 West Point Drive, Hempfield, 724-216-5735 or marinoseatery.com
â¢ Morelands to Aqueduct, 1817 Broad St. Ext., South Greensburg, 724-420-5889 or waterworksgbg.com
â¢ The old Spitfire Gate, 1517 Broad St., South Greensburg, 724-205-6402 or spitfiregrille.com
â¢ Olivier Pourhouse, 8 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, 724-836-7687 or oliverspourhouse.com
â¢ Pit socket a barbecue, 640 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-672-3646 or pittakebbq.com
â¢ Rassame Thai Food, 430 Grove Street, Greensburg, 724-420-5435 or Rassame Kitchen on Facebook
â¢ Robokyo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, 117 Toll House Road, Hempfield, 724-834-7423 or robokyo.com
â¢ Sports and social city of steel at Live! Casino Pittsburgh, 5260 Route 30, Hempfield, 878-787-7020 or pittsburgh.livecasinohotel.com
â¢ Tapped and cast brick kiln lodge, 6044 Route 30, Hempfield, 724-850-8277 or tappedoven.com.
For more information on each restaurant’s special menu and contest details, visit greensburgrestaurantweek.com.