Pizza, Sushi & Ice Cream: It’s Ferndale Restaurant Week

By: Toni Cunningham | October 3, 2014

While we just recently published an article on “In the D” highlighting local restaurant week festivities, we couldn’t let Ferndale Restaurant Week go by unnoticed. Announced at the end of September, the fall edition of Ferndale Restaurant Week begins on Monday, Oct. 6 and goes through Saturday, Oct. 12.

In case you’ve never been to any of the eateries in town, Ferndale is home to tons of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and cafes. During restaurant week, participating restaurants will serve up breakfast, lunch or dinner specials for one or two people for $10, $20 or $30.

Participating restaurants include: Anita’s Kitchen, Assaggi Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, Como’s, Dino’s Lounge, Easy Like Sundae, The Emory, Howe’s Bayou, Inyo Restaurant & Lounge, John D Bistro, Local Kitchen & Bar, M-Brew, One Eyed Betty’s, Rose O’Grady’s, Secreto, Treat Dreams, Twisted Tavern and the WAB.

Speaking from personal experience, Inyo, 22871 Woodward Ave., had a great restaurant week menu last spring, and the one for the fall looks even better! I’ve never had a bad experience at this Pan-Asian restaurant. During restaurant week, spend just $10 and you’ll get a starter roll (two pieces of Crunchy California roll with Spicy Mayo), your choice of salad or soup, brown rice, an entrée (choices include Inyo Kung Pao, Spicy Crispy Chicken and Inyo Mongolian, amongst others) and Chocolate and Coconut Mochi Ice Cream for dessert.

If you’re planning on going back to work after this epic meal, make sure your boss doesn’t mind if you take a half hour nap post feast. You’re going to need it! You can see all of Inyo’s restaurant week offerings here.

A great breakfast choice can be found at Dino’s, 22740 Woodward Ave. The Bacon Waffle Burger will set you back just $10 and leave you full until lunch (or well after). For just $10, you’ll get an eight-ounce beef patty, Swiss cheese and a fried egg between two bacon waffles. If that’s not enough, it’s served with potatoes and a soft drink or coffee. Check out Dino’s restaurant week lunch and dinner specials here.

Perhaps you feel like meeting up with a friend or your spouse for a pizza just because it’s Tuesday. Head to the WAB (Woodward Avenue Brewers), 22646 Woodward Ave., where the two of you can enjoy lunch or dinner for just $30. The restaurant week special here consists of candied Sriracha walnuts for an appetizer, a mixed greens salad, a WAB-made root beer for each of you and the Rob Ford—a pizza with Poutine on top.

After all of these delicious entrees, you’ll no doubt be looking for some dessert. Grab your best friend and head to Treat Dreams, 22965 Woodward Ave., where the two of you can enjoy two Lava Cake Sundaes for the low price of $10. This sweet confection includes your choice of original chocolate or salted caramel lava cake and a scoop of ice cream topped with fudge sauce, peanuts, whipped cream and a cherry.

While you’re out and about enjoying restaurant week, be sure to snap a photo of your delicious cheeseburger breakfast sandwich or pizza and post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #DFRW. Food photography never looked so good, ‘eh?

The bottom line is, if you’re anywhere near the Ferndale area within the next week, do yourself a favor. Take some time off from fixing your own meals and take advantage of Ferndale Restaurant Week. This occasion only comes around twice a year!

For more information on Ferndale Restaurant Week, or to view all of the menus, visit the official website or Facebook page.