Food events: York Restaurant Week, Guinness In It

Mel Barber
  • Tickets for There’s Guinness In It must be purchased by Feb. 26.
  • Get your reservations in for York Restaurant Week, which starts Feb. 20.

York Restaurant Week:Try the best York City restaurants have to offer at special fixed prices from $5 to $40 during the sixth annual York Restaurant Week, Feb. 20-27. Check out the dozens of part­icipating restaurants and their menus at

Tea and book talk: Red Brick Bakery and Tearoom, 55 N. Main St., Red Lion, is launching the Red Brick Book Club with Kaltreider-Benfer Library. The first meeting will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the tearoom and feature discussion of “Gaining Ground,” this year’s One Book, One Community pick. Copies are available at the library. Lunch and sweets will be available for purchase at the tearoom. To reserve a seat, call (717) 332-7427. The book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Chocolate Bunny Challenge: Wolfgang Candy Co. is looking for brave, hungry souls who can chomp through a chocolate bunny in record time. The third annual Chocolate Bunny Challenge puts $100 (and bragging rights) on the line. The contest will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. To enter, follow Wolfgang Candy on Instagram and upload a photo of a chocolate recipe with your caption saying why you deserve to be the next chocolate bunny champ by Saturday, Feb. 27. Use the hashtag #ChocolateBunnyChallenge. Contestants will be notified on Sunday, Feb. 28.

There’s Guinness In It: If you love the taste of a thick stout, you won’t want to miss an entire meal of appetizers, entrees and desserts created with Ireland’s most popular beer. The There’s Guinness In It fundraiser runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York, and benefits the York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Tickets are $25 and will be sold until Friday, Feb. 26. Visit and click on “Events” for details and online ordering, or stop by Take Five Expresso Bar in Central Market to purchase tickets in person.

Shamrock Shakes: How much do you love the seasonal green drink from McDonald’s? Prove it. Area McDonald’s restaurants will treat one Shamrock Shake fan to 365 free shakes as well as hand out smaller prizes during the #BiggestFanSweeps contest. Check out @McDcentralPA on Twitter for complete rules and tweet between Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, March 17, aka St. Patrick’s Day, to enter. Or enter from the Facebook page of any McDonald’s in a nine-county region: York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon and Perry.