Restaurant Week: Get ready to expand your palate

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ROANOKE (WSLS10) - Get ready to expand your palate. Friday, January 15th is the start of Restaurant Week in downtown Roanoke.

This is the 4th annual year and with more than 27 restaurants you can try a new place every day! Restaurants offer a taste of their best-selling dishes at a special menu price.

"It's kind of a little bit of a challenge to showcase some local food and to kind of hit the high points for a new crowd that's going out," said Chris Parkhurst, a chef at Firefly.

"I'm, really excited," commented Jamie Clark, the marketing and communication specialist at Downtown Roanoke Incorporated. "It's been super popular so far with lots of great feedback from people. And, people always get really excited when we announce it's coming up."

The idea is to get people out during the cold winter months.

For the full list of participating restaurants you can visit: http://www.downtownroanoke.org/events/signature-events/restaurant-week-2016.