Restaurants participating in Denver Restaurant Week just made it through the first weekend of the ten-day stretch of $30 deals that kicked off on Friday. And even with the blast of winter weather, some spots received more reservation requests than they could handle. Since it wouldn't be practical to add more tables, a couple of restaurants decided the best option for appeasing Denver's appetite for dining out at a discount would be to extend the offer to lunch service.
So at least two area restaurants are now serving Denver Restaurant Week menus at lunch as well as dinner. Linger is offering a Restaurant Week menu for lunch Tuesday through Friday this week — and you can get the deal for the old-school price of $52.80 for two (or $26.40 per person) instead of the 2015 tab of thirty bucks a head. And Linger, in keeping with its standard menu of globe-hopping small plates, isn't content with a simple two- or three-option prix fixe menu; instead, you'll be able to choose from a dozen appetizers, eight entrees and two desserts. Check out Linger's menu on the Denver Restaurant Week website.
With only 62 seats, Stoic & Genuine in Union Station was overwhelmed with weekend dinner reservations — so it's extended the Restaurant Week deal to lunch service through Friday. Here's the menu for this week. It's a little complicated — with available options in blue — but basically you can get a starter (from the Crudo, Hot or Salads lists), an entree (from the Maine & Mains menu, plus a side) and a shared dessert for $30. Other menu items are available, too, for a supplemental price.