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Check out some of the mouthwatering deals available during the Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Month |

There’s still plenty of time to attend Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Month.

The celebration, which started on January 13, continues until February 12. As part of the program initiated by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, local businesses are offering specials at $20.23. The promotion covers 14 restaurants, tasting rooms and other venues in the area.

Glenn Morris, president and CEO of the SMV Chamber of Commerce, says the program offers Santa Maria Valley locals the opportunity to broaden their taste buds and try “restaurants that could potentially have new weeknight favourites.”

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“Dining out means more than supporting local business, it also means supporting job security and members of our community through the slow season and beyond,” Morris said.

Historically, the period from the holidays to Memorial Day weekend has been considered the slow season for hospitality and restaurants. According to Morris, Restaurant Month promotions emerged as a way to stimulate business for these industries and encourage locals to try some new local digs.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s offerings. Blast 825 Brewery offers a specialty cajun chicken macaroni and cheese bread with mini cookie ice cream. The Century Room at The Historic Santa Maria Inn has a signature dish that includes braised boneless beef short ribs with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Charcuter’Dee & Fromagerie has the third anniversary box of Charcuter’Dee & Fromagerie.

Cool Hand Luke’s offers the barbecue platter, including three ends, quarter chicken, half linguica sausage, and a selection of dinner sides, and campfire beans and yeast rolls. Cubanissimo Café has a selection of Cuban cocktails to choose from: guava mojito, regular mojito or guava mimosa. Next, a choice of food that comes with a choice of sides: Cubano Sandwich, pollo con papas or puerco frito.

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Cups & Crumbs in Santa Maria offers a choice of avocado toast, a specialty drink and a pastry, and Giavanni’s Pizza in Orcutt has a choice of two sandwiches with chips and two medium fountain drinks. Homestead in Orcutt offers any combination of two sandwiches and/or salads.

You can get an extra-large pizza with two fillings from Straw Hat Pizza on North Broadway. Me-n-Eds, Old Town Cups & Crumbs, Pizzeria Bello Forno, Roscoe’s Kitchen, The Salty Brigade Kitchen and Vintner’s Bar & Grill are also participating.

To learn more about Dine Out #SantaMariaStyle and to see the full list of this year’s offerings, visit the Visitor’s Bureau website: santamariavalley.com/RestaurantMonth.