Maine Restaurant Week 

t’s Maine Restaurant Week, and some local restaurants are celebrating.They’re offering three course meals, for a great deal.”To celebrate the beginning of spring, to be able to give people a reason to go out to eat.”That’s why Mary Dysart-Hartt says her restaurant, Dysarts in Hermon, is taking part in restaurant week. Kenneth Hall, General Manager of Anglers in Hampden, Searsport and Newport says it’s a good time to get people to try new things.”It brings people out to restaurants that they might not normally take the trip, to experience it.”Here’s how it works, customers get to choose among different options for a three course meal.At dysarts, that might include baked stuffed scallops, or corned beef and cabbage.”We wanted to be able to show off some of our best meals.”At anglers, they’ve got all kinds of appetizers, main courses and desserts.”There’s food for people who don’t like seafood, and there’s food for people who love seafood.”The price tag is $20.10. Some of the other 100 restaurants participating are offering meals for a little more at $30.10 or $40.10.The hope is that it will help shine the spotlight on some of our locally owned, and operated eateries, and allow people to enjoy some great food.”People have been very excited. It’s fun to have a three course meal.”Restaurant week goes until March 10th.Anglers is using this week to launch a fundraiser for the Hampden Academy Music Association. A dollar from every three course meal that they sell will go to the group.Thistles and Seadog Restaurants, both in Bangor, are also taking part.For a complete list, or more information, log onto www.mainerestaurantweek.comFOR A COMPLETE LIST OF RESTAURANTS… LOG ONTO MAINE RESTAURANT WEEK-DOT-COM…..