Shake off your post-holiday and post-inauguration blues—or get ready to drown them in local foodie goodness—’cuz it’s Corvallis Culinary Week. From Monday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 29 many local restaurants will offer at least one chef’s specialty dinner plate for $10.
The event started in 2009 when local restaurants needed a boost to make it through a tough time following the 2008 financial crisis, according to Visit Corvallis Executive Director Mary Pat Parker.
“It’s a fun way to come out and kind of shake off the holiday hibernation and come out and enjoy Corvallis,” said Cloud Davidson, owner of four restaurants that will participate—Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, Bombs Away Café, DeMaggio’s Pizza, and Downward Dog (Downtown).
Davidson said his restaurants feature meals that are seasonal and highlight his restaurants’ personalities. Bombs Away will offer chilaquiles, while Cloud & Kelly’s and Downward Dog will feature belly sliders two ways, a roasted mushroom risotto, and a smoked winter steelhead crepe. And DeMaggio’s?
“DeMaggio’s will—very surprisingly, of course—have some pizza,” Davidson joked.
New to the lineup this year is Bellhop, which will feature fried chicken with mashed potatoes. Magenta will offer three sampler plates with a variety of fusion options. Other participating restaurants with menus TBA include Block 15 Brewing, Big River Restaurant & Bar, and 101 Eat & Drink.
Corvallis Culinary Week will be held Jan. 23 to Jan. 29. For the most up-to-date list of participating restaurants and menus, visit visitcorvallis.com/culinary_
By Maggie Anderson