Utica Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday.

Over 40 restaurants are participating in the city-wide event, which will run through June 17th.

The dates this year once again include two full weekends.

Restaurants are offering breakfast and lunch specials, as well as three-course dinner specials for ten days.

Event organizers say it's a chance for patrons to explore a new place or to re-discover an old favorite and to celebrate what Utica is known best for - food!

All of the menus can be viewed at uticarestaurantweek.com.