The 8th annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 9. More than 60 restaurants are participating in this year's push to gives the community a chance to "taste the city" without breaking the bank.

During the event, local restaurants offer special earth-to-table meals for $28 per person for a 3-course dinner or 2 dine for $28 at select locations.

For the first time, a number of participating restaurants are serving lunch for $14 person for a 2-course meal.

Mazzo Cucina D'Italia is a newcomer to this year's event, and is also new to the Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids Restaurant Week runs August 9 through 20. Check out menus that will be offered and restaurant locations online at

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