More than 40 locally owned restaurants in Middle Tennessee are offering special menus and price points as part of the semi-annual Restaurant Week.
Participating restaurants are members of Nashville Originals, the city's not-for-profit independent restaurant association ranging from casual eateries to acclaimed fine dining establishments.
"I'm a small business owner myself and just supporting the community, supporting the overall business economy of the area is really important," said David Dagen.
Established in 2006, the Nashville Originals are local restaurateurs dedicated to sustaining the independent restaurant as a fixture of Nashville's culture and community.
Together, the Originals support local initiatives and charities, as well as the growing culinary community that continues to enjoy national acclaim.
Participating restaurants boast prix-fixe menus that are typically set to $20.14 or $30.14 and offer a soup or salad, an entree, and dessert.
Remembering that many of their guests are trying to stick to New Year resolutions, several of the participating restaurants have created lighters options.
Restaurant week runs January 20 through January 26.
For more information, such as a list of participating restaurants and menu details, visit NashvilleOriginals.com.