New restaurants such as Musume or the upgraded Texas Rangers Golf Club and old favorites such as Bonnell’s and B&B Butchers are among more than 100 Fort Worth and Dallas options for the annual DFW Restaurant Week dining specials in August.
Reservations are open now. The specials are actually offered for a month Aug. 3-Sept. 3, with 20% of each food ticket donated to the Lena Pope children’s charity for Tarrant County or to a food bank that serves Dallas.
Last year, diners generated $148,577 for the Lena Pope agency thanks to the event. Restaurant Week is operated by Philadelphia-based Audacy radio and its six local stations including KRLD/1080 AM.
Sushi special at Musume
Musume is a flashy new Asian Fusion restaurant in a basement — and former bank vault — at the Sandman hotel, in the historic W.T. Waggoner Building at 810 Houston St.
It’s one of several restaurants offering August;s best special: a $39 three-course dinner.
The Musume menu includes a choice of appetizer; entrees such as sesame salmon, a sushi sampler or Thai basil beef with udon noodles; and tempura ice cream.
Musume takes reservations at OpenTable.com, but be sure to add a note or call the restaurant saying it’s for the Restaurant Week Special.
New in Arlington
In the Arlington area, both the Home Plate Restaurant at the Rangers Golf Club, 701 Brown Blvd., and the new The Finch Grill & Raw Bar, 2955 Texas 161 South in Grand Prairie, are now among restaurants offering specials.
The Home Plate is also offering a $39 dinner plus a $24 lunch. The generous dinner menu features a choice of pork tenderloin, lobster risotto or carne asada with poblano hominy, plus a crab cake appetizer and dessert choices such as chocolate chip bread pudding or dark Mexican chocolate pot de creme.
The FInch, new in the EpicCentral shops, will also offer the bargain $39 dinner and a $24 lunch.
The Finch dinner menu features a choice of roast chicken or ricotta tortellini, with chocolate torte or butterscotch bread pudding for dessert.
More Tarrant County choices
Chef Jon Bonnell’s popular Fort Worth restaurants, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and Waters, will offer $49 dinner specials for one week only Aug. 7-12.
For a complete list of restaurants, dates and deals, see dfwrestaurantweek.com/reservations.
Here are the 10 restaurants that raised the most money last year for Lena Pope Home and their offers this year:
1. B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 5212 Marathon Ave., is offering a $24 lunch menu featuring soup or salad and large burgers, salads or sandwiches, and a $49 three-course dinner menu with choices including an 8-ounce filet; bbbutchers.com.
9. The Classic Café at Roanoke, 504 N. Oak St., Roanoke, is offering a $49 dinner with the menu to be announced.
Top Dallas restaurants regularly include such choices as Al Biernat’s, Lawry’s the Prime Rib, Chamberlain’s Steak & Fish and the Mansion on Turtle Creek.
DFW Restaurant Week is in its 27th year. It began as KRLD Restaurant Week, when that radio station featured a weekly show on dining out across both cities.
When the event began in 1997, it was only the second such promotion in the country after New York’s.
A short list of restaurants served meals to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank and Dallas-based North Texas Food Bank the first year. The promotion switched in 1998 to benefit Lena Pope Home.