First Bite kicked off the Lincoln Journal Star's seventh annual Lincoln Restaurant Week July 25 in the Graduate Hotel, 141 N. Ninth St. Over 300 people attended the event, which featured one-bite dishes from 20 local restaurants, including interactive chef demos and cocktails. The Darryl White trio entertained with live jazz. A silent auction of gift baskets, products, travel and services from area businesses will benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln. Some of the city's best restaurants are offering fixed-price, three-course lunch and/or dinner menus as part of Lincoln Restaurant Week. The event began Friday, July 26 and ends Thursday, Aug. 1, with prices ranging from $9.99 to $49.95. To see participating restaurants and menu details, go to

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