By MATT PIKE
St. Joseph Post
New menu items will be featured at several St. Joseph restaurants over the next week during the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce's third annual Restaurant Week that begins today.
One of those establishments is St. Joseph's own Adam's Bar and Grill, located in southwest St. Joseph on Commercial Street.
Whitney Loehnig is co-owner of Adam's with her husband Kyle. Loehnig says Adam's has participated in Restaurant Week, ever since the Chamber developed the idea.
"It's such a fun way to get our community involved in restaurants and other dining establishments that are local to St. Joe," Loehnig tells KFEQ/St. Joseph Post. "The local 'Shop local, eat local', that's so important to small businesses, especially after the last few years we really rely on our local community to support us to keep us open."
Loehnig says Adam's has a reliable customer base, but says she is always seeing some new faces come in.
"For as small as St. Joe is, it's kind of amazing how folks' kind of just have their regular go to places and so not everyone ventures out and tries new things," Loehnig says. "So, we definitely got some new faces in in the past restaurant weeks that we were able to, you know, obtain as now more of our regular customers."
Loehnig says it is also amazing during Restaurant Week to see how many people come to St. Joe from out of town looking for something to do and trying local places.
Loehnig says Adam's will feature a new salad on its menu, a new salmon dish, and also an item she says they have wanted to add for a while, a new veggie burger.
"We've tried a few different ones, we felt like this one is a really good one," Loehnig explains. "It's something that we're going to patty in house like we do our regular hamburgers, so it's going to be really, really, really good."
Loehnig says no cheese will be on the burger and it will be topped with garden sides. She adds also coming back will be a popular item from last year's Restaurant Week, Adam's prime fries.
Restaurant Week will run through May 17th. Restaurants must offer carry-out and/or delivery options to appeal to all residents. They also are offering special items at $10, $15 and $30 price levels.
You can find a list of all participating restaurants and menu items HERE.