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502 Restaurant Week lasts a fortnight this year

Two dozen Louisville restaurants will offer dinner specials between Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, March 8, a promotion organized by 502 Events LLC,.  Participating restaurants create a special 3-course dinner menu for the 15-day event. Diners pay $50.20 per couple or $50.20 per person, depending on the restaurant and the special.

Kicking it all off is Taste of 502 tonight, Monday, Feb. 20, at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, at Fourth Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd. Participating restaurants will offer tastes of the kinds of things diners can expect on the special menus, and other exhibitors will offer drinks and other treats. Tickets can be purchased at 502Foodie.com for $45 or at the door for $50.

This is the fifth year for the 502 Restaurant week promotion, which offers diners the chance to try a value meal and discover different restaurants. An example of the kind of special menu is that offered by Mesh, 3612 Brownsboro Rd. which will offer a meal for two for $50.20 that will include choice of a soup or salad; a chicken, grilled salmon or steak frites entree; and a shared dessert.

For a list of participating restaurants and links to their 502 Week menus, click here.