A huge part of Santa Cruz Restaurant Week has always been about offering a great dining experience for an affordable price. For some locals, the $25 flat-rate cost has provided the opportunity (or the excuse!) to try new spots, and indulge in Santa Cruz fine dining in a way they might have thought too pricey before.
For a lot of restaurants, it’s worked out well, too, but a few restaurants who wanted to participate felt like they simply couldn’t do a fixed-price menu for $25, or that it constrained them so much they couldn’t deliver an experience that felt authentic.
So this year, SCRW has added a second price tier, at $35. Though most restaurants are still offering their special menu at $25, this latest twist has expanded the Santa Cruz Restaurant Week even further. Take a look at our guide to what the participating restaurants are excited about for SCRW 2014, and check out the menus being offered this week, too.
Thanks to everyone who has worked to create what prommises to be the best Restaurant Week yet!