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Forget Seamless: New York African Restaurant Week is coming to town

How many times can you order pad thai for lunch?

Spicy beef fataya with Senegalese hot sauce from Cafe Rue Dix, a Crown Heights cafPreston Roundtree/Cafe Rue Dix

Toss that sad desk lunch right in the trash. Next week, theNew York African Restaurant Weekkicks off, so you can swap out that wilted Romaine and sour tomatoes for the likes of injera and doro wett, lamb and sweet potato tagine, spicy suya steak with yam fries, and moreflavors of the Diaspora. (Keyword: flavor. Get some in your life.)

Whether we just named some of your favorite African dishes or you're more like "doro WHAT?" NYARW, now in its fourth year, is a chance to expand your palate or indulge in the tried-and-true—for less.

From Oct. 2 through Oct. 16, over 25 restaurants specializing in African fare across Brookyn and Manhattan, andone in Long Island, are offeringthree-course prix fixe lunch and dinner options, ranging from $19.99 to $35.99.The participating restaurants include popular eateries such asMadibain Fort Greene and Lenox Saphire in Harlem.

Beyond cuisine, the week also includes cultural events, such as a "Jazz Night in Harlem" at Farafina Cafe and Lounge on Tuesday, Oct. 11 andthe New York Taste of Africa: Art Expo at Bklyn Commons in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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For more information, visit nyarw.com.

 
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