Fall Restaurant Week is underway again in the City of Binghamton.

Diners have an opportunity to try new dishes or even new restaurants through Thursday, September 22 at bargain prices.

The Restaurant Week idea began in Binghamton in September of 2010 as a way to highlight locally owned eateries and their culinary skills while raising money for local charities.

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

The event has grown and now lists 15 locally owned Binghamton Restaurants participating and offering lunch and dinner deals.

The charity benefitting from the appetites of locals and visitors alike this time is Literacy Volunteers.

According to Binghamton Restaurant Week organizers, funds will support the group’s “Rebuilding and Strengthening Adult Literacy Education Programs” in Broome County.

Dinner and lunch deals range from under 15 dollars to 35 dollars and typically includes three courses. Many times, the select items on the menu for Restaurant Week are new items, not regularly offered to diners.

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Listings of restaurants and the select menu items and prices can be found at eatbing.com

Since it was founded in 2010, Binghamton Restaurants week has brought in more than $3.5 million in sales at participating restaurants. The event has raised over $150,000 in donations to the selected charity partners.

This year’s beneficiary, Literacy Volunteers, will use donations to help recruit, train and support new tutors to help provide basic education, English language and digital literacy instruction as well as to expand community outreach and volunteer tutor orientation.  The program is also looking to re-engage student and tutors who were unable to participate due to personal circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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