Celebrating Longmont’s dining scene

The time is right during Longmont Restaurant Week and expanded outdoor dining

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Sugarbeet
Susan France

Longmont Restaurant Week, running at participating establishments through Sunday, Sept. 27, is different this year. Of course it is. 

Instead of $18.91 meals, as in years past (commemorating the year Longmont was founded), restaurants will offer bonus items and discounts for orders over $30, and then more for those over $60. Just mention Longmont Restaurant Week when you order.

Because of the pandemic, these discounts can be applied on takeout and delivery orders (unless otherwise noted), in order to get as many people involved as possible. And be sure to check out each individual restaurants’ website, as each may have different and unique ways for folks to redeem the special add-ons. (Full list of participating restaurants available at longmontrestaurantweek.com/#participants).

Here’s a taste of some bonuses: a free hot dog or two free tacos from Marco’s; a free dessert or glass of moscato at Sugarbeet if you spend $30, both if you spend $60; a free dessert from Caprese Trattoria if you spend $30, and a bonus 10% off your order if you spend $60; and hot honey fries at St. Vrain Cidery if you spend $30, and they’ll throw in a dessert if you spend $60.

Not for nothing, the Longmont Restaurant Week website makes it really easy to find deals from participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and choose delivery or pickup options on several platforms. It’ll also let you know which places are open for outdoor and indoor dining.

There’s also a clever “Winter Program” this year in which those who dine out during Longmont Restaurant Week will have access to exclusive offerings from participating restaurants from November through February — a typically slow time for the food and beverage industry. 

While Longmont Restaurant Week winds down on the 28th, most options for expanded outdoor dining will go away too. Longmont officials recently extended some of the lane closures downtown that afforded additional outdoor space to restaurants on Main Street (namely Rosalee’s and the Pumphouse). Everything else will return to normal on the 28th, so use this weekend to check out all the great public art that’s been installed, have a drink or a meal, and hope that come next summer, barriers and dining restrictions will be a thing of the past.