GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado (CBS4) – Spring Denver Restaurant Week runs from April 23rd to May 2nd, but the menus will be posted on the website on Wednesday. Nearly 200 restaurants in the Denver metropolitan area participate and offer multi-course meals at one of three prices: $ 25, $ 35, or $ 45.

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Denver Restaurant Week usually takes place in early March to encourage everyone to explore Denver’s culinary scene. This year, VISIT Denver pushed back to take advantage of the improving weather and outdoor dining opportunities. Many restaurants still have reduced capacity, but many still offer delivery options.

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Larry Herz is a former restaurant owner, now he’s a self-proclaimed restaurant promoter. Almost a year ago, Herz started doing live shows on social media with local restaurants. “What’s for lunch?” will air at 11:30 a.m. on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. In this 10-minute show, Herz talks to local restaurateurs about what they brought him for lunch.

“We’ll keep it short and sweet. It’s the who, what, where and when and why of your restaurant. What did you bring me for lunch? I have a bite and it’s over, “explained Herz.

Heart is also home to newly opened restaurants on “Local Biz Buzz,” and “Restaurants Near Me” follows Heart to five restaurants in one area. He said he had upgraded his online game to help an industry hit by the pandemic.

“You absolutely get income from it,” said Herz.

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But Herz says the fate once predicted for the restaurant industry has largely failed to materialize.

“I keep a list of openings and closings and it’s 50/50. You can’t believe how many restaurants were open during the pandemic, “Herz said.

Herz says the culinary scene has lost some classics like Racine’s and Vesta Dipping Grill, but they wanted to close before the pandemic.

“What we’ve lost, what I’m not sorry about, we’ve lost a lot of chains,” Herz told CBS4.

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He also predicts an extremely bright future for the culinary scene.

“I think we’re on our way to the Roaring 20s. I think good food will bring back a great time, ”said Herz.

He says PPP helped many restaurants weather the storm, as well as landlords willing to partner with their restaurant tenants.

“The public has really grown and done everything to support their neighborhood restaurants,” said Herz.

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Denver Restaurant Week is the next opportunity for the public to support local spots.

“From the consumer’s point of view, it’s obviously fantastic. It is very much. “

The restaurants look forward to a high volume of business, even if there are still capacity restrictions.

“I eat out a lot and the seats are full and the feeling is great,” said Herz.

LINK: Check out the menus for Spring Denver Restaurant Week

Spring Denver Restaurant Week runs from April 23 to May 2, 2021. Now is the time to make reservations and make delivery and takeaway plans.