All week long restaurants in Bridgeport have offered special meals for $30. It’s all part of Bridgeport’s Restaurant Week and Jazz Expo, which brings together locally grown foods, and the arts.
“We need to expose everybody in the area to more, get people out of their houses. The Arts Council knows there’s plenty to do for ball and sports but there’s not a whole lot out there for those of us that don’t get into that or don’t have any little kids anymore playing,” explained Mary Kay Greer, with the Bridgeport Arts Council.
The week features seven restaurants located in the Bridgeport area.
Each night of the week there is a jazz band playing at one of them, except for Friday and Saturday where there are larger events planned.
“Friday is the big jazz showdown and we’ll have jazz at four venues. People can go back and forth; they’ll be a half hour between the sets, so if people want to go back and forth between those venues they can,” Bob Workman explained.
Workman, who organized the event, said Saturday night will feature the New York City/Stockholm Collective at the Brickside Bar and Grill.
Each restaurant has a special meal for $30, and it had to include locally grown food.
“There has to be product from a local vendor. Most of the restaurants did two, or three, or four vendors in some cases. The number one goal was to promote the Farmers Market and eating local, using local foods and getting people to come to the farmers market,” explained Workman.
Greer said each restaurant has a great menu planned.
“The chefs at the restaurants have really gone all out for this. We have great restaurants in Bridgeport and lots of different flavors you can see,” Greer said.
Thursday night the Wonder Bar Steakhouse will feature Seth Maynard and Rich Norwood from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For a full schedule of events and where bands will be playing click here.