Fourteen Lincoln restaurants will participate in the third Lincoln Restaurant Week, which begins Thursday with First Bite.
Running from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 1040 P St., First Bite features one-bite dishes from participating restaurants as well as a cash bar and live entertainment.
Tickets are $30 at the door or $40 for the VIP Experience, which includes access to the VIP Lexus Lounge, a signature drink and seating.
After First Bite, the week, which is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Journal Star, will run from Friday to June 11, with participating restaurants offering a discounted fixed-price, three-course dinner menu, costing $19.95 or $29.95.
Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included in the fixed price. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged.
This year's restaurants are 9 South Chargrill, Billy's Restaurant & Lounge, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar, Dish, Fireworks Restaurant, Green Gateau, Issara Modern Asian Cuisine, Misty's (all three locations), MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante, Single Barrel, Normandy French Bistro, Venue Restaurant & Lounge and Wilderness Ridge.
To learn more, go to lincolnrestaurantweek.com.