About LRW

Amazing things are happening all over Buffalo and Western New York

No one is more proud to be part of-- and help promote-- this exciting renaissance than WNY Local Restaurant Week. In fact, thanks to the support of area diners and the tempting dining experiences served up by our superb independent local restaurants, our very own homegrown WNY Local Restaurant Week has become the largest independent-only restaurant week concept in the country.

What We Do

WNY Local Restaurant Week is a biannual event that celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants and vendors play in Western New York's cultural identity and regional economy. For diners, it's also a tantalizing opportunity to sample new foods and experiences at our incredible collection of local independent restaurants. With special Dining Features priced at just $20.16, $30.16 or $40.16, diners have a great reason to sample "cuisine outside the routine" of the national chains and give local independent restaurants a try.

Savor The Local Flavor

For more than two centuries, our independent local restaurants have been the keepers and guardians of Western New York's unique local culture. With your support, they'll also set the table for the area's exciting future. We invite you to join friends and family to "savor the local flavor" during each Local Restaurant Week-- and every other week of the year! Think Social. Eat Local.

How LRW Started

WNY Local Restaurant Week was founded by Food Service Enablers, Inc. (FSE), a WNY-based company serving food manufacturers and food brokers across the nation. From its beginning, FSE has been a loyal supporter of the area's independent local restaurants. The event is also presented by Menu Venue, an online guide to local independent restaurants.