The popular bi-annual New Haven Restaurant week runs Nov. 6-11, and new this go-round is an opportunity for patrons to help out the Connecticut Food Bank. During the week, 35 of the city's eateries will take part in the event offering prix fixe lunch menus starting at $16.38 - for the year the city was founded - and $29 for dinners, which includes appetizer, entree and dessert. At each restaurant diners can add $1 to their tab, which will benefit the food bank. New Haven Restaurant Week is sponsored by Citizens Bank, which along with Market New Haven, is making a $5,000 donation to kick-start the fund-raising campaign, dubbed "Thanksgiving for All."
Between-meal events during the week include cultural activities, and merchants in the Audubon, Broadway and Chapel districts of New Haven will be collecting donations from shoppers for the food bank as well. For information, including a list of participating restaurants, visit