The 8th annual Little Rock Restaurant Month, which features weekly deals by areas of town, kicks off today, with free and reduced price items at 40 restaurants, bars and cafes downtown.

Through Aug. 6, for example, you can get $5 off the filet mignon dinner at Doe’s Eat Place; half off all appetizers at 109 & Co., a three-course lunch at Cache for $12 or a two-course dinner for $35; an $8 soup and pimiento cheese sandwich combo at Boulevard Bread Co.; a $16 pitcher of Working Class Hero and a basket of homemade pork rinds at Rebel Kettle Brewing; a 20 percent break off dinner at The Root Café; $5 off the This and That Platter at Zin Wine Bar. Be sure and mention Restaurant Month at the restaurants to get your deal.