Las Vegas Restaurant week is entering its fifth year and locals and tourist alike will have the opportunity to eat at the city’s best restaurants. The prices are affordable and the proceeds will benefit The Three Square Food Bank. For more information on which restaurants are participating, tune in to today’s show.
>> dao: welcome back to “the morning blend. restaurant week kicks off today. for the fifth year more than 100 restaurants through the valley are participating in the fundraiser to help support three square food bank. hunger is a need for many but you can give back by ding out. >> shawn: joing us, erica thompson with three square. >> dao: welcome back. >> shawn: restaurant week is becoming epic. this is a huge event. when did it originate and how? >> restaurant week started in 2007 so this is our fifth anniversary, we’re doing it two weeks. to celebrate we decide today make it restaurant weeks for two full weeks. >> dao: one week is not enough. there’s so many restaurants. >> especially with the number we have this year, we want to give people plenty of opportunity to enjoy the food. >> dao: you started with about 70 then 90 and it’s growing. >> we’re up to about 134. a few came in over t