To celebrate the State Office of Tourism's declaration of January being California's official restaurant month, many Mountain Area restaurants are offering a variety of specials through Jan. 31:
Blue Heron Restaurant and Lounge -- 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway Coarsegold
A changing weekly special, paired with a glass of California wine, will be offered for $13.95. Some of the specials planned are: fillet of halibut with sweet and spicy pepper jam and lemon parsley sauce, tri-tip pot roast with roasted portabella mushrooms, and grilled pork loin steak with pear cranberry chutney. Details: (559) 658-6969 for reservations.
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino -- 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold
Noodle Bar -- Buy one wok entrée, get one half-off. Applies to wok items and dine-in only with membership coupon.
Goldfields -- Roast beef open-face sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy with French rolls for $10.
Casino Bars -- Carmel apple martini (featuring Whitetail Carmel Whiskey) for $5. Details: (559) 692-5200.
Crab Cakes Restaurant -- 49271 Golden Oak Loop, off Highway 41 behind the Talking Bear in Oakhurst
Bring in this listing for a free cup (4 oz.) of Clam Chowder with any lunch or dinner entrée throughout January. Details: (559) 641-7667
Ducey's on the Lake and Ducey's Bar & Grill -- 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake
At Ducey's on the Lake, a dinner for two, valued at $100, will be offered for $69.50. (Does not include taxes or gratuity.) First course: crab cakes, chipolte ailoi and avocado compote. Second course: house salad. Third course: two 4 oz. filet mignon, chef's daily mash, seasonal baby vegetables served with Béarnaise. Fourth course: chef's choice dessert. Wine: manager's choice of a local red or white. Monday through Wednesday, at both Ducey's on the Lake and Ducey's Bar & Grill for lunch and dinner, kids eat free with the purchase of each adult offer. Details: (559) 642-3121.
Kyoto Kafe Japanese & Korean Cuisine -- 40423 Highway 41, Oakhurst
Monday through Friday, all sushi, sushi rolls and Donburi rice bowls are 20% off. Details: (559) 692-2400.
New Jade Gazebo Chinese Restaurant -- 40484 Highway 41, Oakhurst
Special dinner for two for $23 from 5 to 10 p.m., including egg drop soup, appetizer, egg rolls, crab ragoon, orange chicken, beef with broccoli, chicken chow mein and a complimentary glass of wine or soda. Details: (559) 683-8600.
Pizza Factory -- 40120 Highway 41, Suite B, Oakhurst
Two individual calzones or one medium two-topping pizza for $13. Details: (559) 683-2700.
The Produce Place -- 49333 Crane Valley Road (426) Ste. E, Oakhurst
Homemade soup, salad bar, baked potato bar and a drink for $7.99. Details: (559) 641-6167.
Raymond General Store -- 32196 Road 600, Raymond
Different specials will be held every Friday and Saturday, including: sourcream and bacon chicken, ham and stuffing casserole, vegetable beef soup, and Alice Spring's chicken.Details: (559) 689-3313.
Sugar Pine Take & Bake Gourmet Pizza -- 40359 Highway 41, Oakhurst
All day every Thursday in January "family meal deals" will be offered for $24, including an extra large pizza any style, breadsticks and a green salad. Details: (559) 642-4642.
Tenaya Lodge -- 1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp
10% discount for Mountain Area residents at Jackalopes' Bar & Grill and Sierra Restaurant. Details: (559) 683-6555.
Woody's New Orleans West -- 40291 Junction Drive, Suite 103, Oakhurst
Blackened catfish over eggplant risotto for $22, and fried dill pickles with any entree for $3, will be offered throughout January. Different special appetizers will be held throughout the month for $10, including alligator, frog legs and crawfish tails. A free cup of gumbo will be offered every Friday with the purchase of an entree. Details: (559) 683-4414.
Yosemite Gateway Restaurant -- 40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, located in the Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn
A "create your own dinner" special will be offered for $16.99 throughout January. Choose two entrees, a side, a vegetable, and will include the 30-item soup and salad bar. Children under eight eat for free; children's menus available. Details: (559) 641-2477.