The Joplin Missouri Restaurant Week, also known as JOMORW, has returned, this week! After a successful debut run in January, netting OVER A TON OF FOOD for Crosslines Emergency Food Program, it has returned at a vital time.
All along, organizer Erryn Jones had planned for a second running toward the end of the summer, as school started back. The shelves start getting a bit bare at Crosslines at this time of year. This is another opportunity for community members and local business owners to work in a symbiotic manner to help fill replenish those shelves. In exchange for a non-perishable donation, patrons can take advantage of some manner of special offer at local restaurants, all week. They also get an entry for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate from EVERY participating local restaurant!
What a phenomenal WIN-WIN-WIN! The food pantry gets stocked up that serves our neighbors, local restaurants see an influx of business, local patrons get great deals and a chance to win an amazing grand prize...
One of the most amazing parts of JOMORW is watching all the business owners patronize each others' restaurants! Here is a great picture from Monday, already:
In this photo, used from the JOMORW Facebook page, you see Suzanne Miller (Instant Karma, Midtown Pizza, Eagle Drive In) visiting Tropicana, Sean & Chasity Flanagan (The Bruncheonette) eating at M & M Bistro, and Marsha Pawlus (Wilder's Steakhouse) enjoying the new endless pizza, pasta, and salad bar at Midtown Pizza Kitchen!
I urge you to please click over on this link: JOMORW - Joplin Missouri Restaurant Week to read the post I wrote in January, with some startling statistics on how Crosslines serves the Joplin community.
This time around, I have tried to obtain the information on the special deals from each participant and list them here. If there are any blanks, and new information comes available, I will update the post.
Big R's: 1/2 price, with purchase, on the new R's Big Dip sandwich
Club 1201: 15% off
Club 609: 15% off
Crabby's Seafood Bar & Grill: Free Spinach Dip
Del Rio Grill & Cantina and Bordertown Café: Free Small Queso Dip
Eagle Drive In: 2 for 1 Cheeseburger and Fries with 5 or more items donated
Hackett Hot Wings:
Monday - 15% off
Tuesday - $1 off pints for each item donated
Wednesday - 2 for 1 Burgers for 2 items donated
Thursday - 2 for 1 Dogs for 2 items donated
Friday - $1 off pints for each item donated from 10pm-11pm
Saturday - 2 for 1 Burgers, Dogs, Pints from 10pm-11pm
Sunday - 2 for 1 Burgers, Dogs, Pints for 6 items donated from 11am-9pm
M & M Bistro: Free Mediterranean Side Salad
ME's Place Soulfood Kitchen:
Tuesday - 10% off
Wednesday - Free Drink
Thursday - 10% off
Friday - Free Dessert
Midtown Pizza Kitchen: Monday - Friday $5 Endless Pizza, Pasta, Salad Buffet from 11am-3pm
MOJO Burger Co.:
Old Broadway Club: Free Order of Fried Pickles
Polka Dot Fox Coffee & MicroBakery: 20% off
Red Onion Café: Free Smoked Chicken Dip
Red Onion Espressoria: Free Smoked Chicken Dip
The Bruncheonette: 10% off
Tropicana Bar & Grill: Free Abita Root Beer Float
Turtleheads Raw Bar:
Monday - 2 for 1 Lunch from 11am-3pm
Tuesday - $3 off Blue Point Oysters from 11am-7pm
Wednesday - $3 off Large Gumbo from 11am-3pm
Thursday - 1/2 price Gator Tail or Frog Legs from 11am-6pm
Friday - 2 for 1 Burgers from 11am-3pm
Saturday - 2 for 1 Crawfish Boil from 11am-6pm
Wilder's Steakhouse: $10 Certificate Good on Next Visit
Woody's Wood-Fire Pizza: Free Dessert
So, there you have it! I think everyone in Joplin needs to try to #EatLocal and #FeedLocal at least one time, this week. Be sure to take your donations along, and get entered for that grand prize!