It’s Restaurant Week in York city.
Don’t get me wrong. I love to eat out. I’ll probably splurge at least once in the next five days …
… But I’ll be honest: I’m not really the type to eagerly part with $30 for a giant platter of surf and turf.
(I know, I know. There are cheaper options.)
It’s just … As a kid, we never went out to eat unless my mom had a Buy One, Get One coupon.
My mom toted that Entertainment Book around in her purse. It was her Bible.
I ordered kids meals well into my high school years. We joked that I’d still be ordering one at my own wedding.
Back then, it was kind of embarrassing, but I get it now that I’m in charge of my own finances.
So, in honor of restaurant week, here are some of my favorite specials for the average folk to enjoy any time of year:
Jackie B’s: This isn’t a special. Everything here is on sale all the time. I’ve taken my mom here for dinner. Located at 300 Mulberry St., this neighborhood bar has prices that, according to urban legend, haven’t changed since the 70s. I think I got an 8oz NY Strip with two sides for around $6. Bring cash. They don’t accept cards. And refills of soda aren’t free. This was a surprise to my mother, for some reason, even though our entire dinner once cost a whopping $7. Some things never change.
White Rose Bar & Grill: Half price burgers on Sundays. That means, at most, you might pay $5 plus tip for your entire meal.
Emperor’s Japanese: Half price sushi Tuesday-Thursday. That means most of the specialty rolls are around $6 or less. Basic rolls are about $3. Just do
n’t bring your own wine unless you’re willing to pay $8 a bottle to have it opened.
Left Bank:If you feel like being a little fancy,
Left Bank at 120 N. George St. offers a bar-only special on Wednesdays. Six appetizers are priced at $6 each. This list can include things like flash fried calamari and tuna tartar.
Sheetz: Ok. I know. It’s not local, but 2/$1 hot dogs are my favorite lunch in a pinch. Feel free to judge me.
Have any to add to this list? Comment below.