October 19 2009, 11:35 AM
From KoreanÂ BBQ SaeÂ JongÂ Kwan and Nile Ethiopian to Pho 79 and MaandeeqÂ EastÂ African Cafe, Havana Street enjoys one of the metro area's most varied restaurant offerings. The second annual International Restaurant Week (through Sunday, October 25) celebrates that diversity with 24 eateries offering special menus and discounts. The event doubles as a food drive for the Food Bank of the Rockies. Diners are asked to bring a nonperishable item (canned tuna, ham, beef stew, chili, baked beans, soup, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, and pasta are in high demand) to donate. Bonus: Up your trend quotient by checking out one of the Korean spots, such as KoreanÂ BBQ SaeÂ JongÂ Kwan, where $45.95 feeds up to four diners with a bean pancake or fried dumplings, sim-chung-yi combo, beef bulgogi, and Korean whiskey.