It's called a Schnit Night In - and it's an easy way for residents to support their local pubs during these troubled COVID-19 times.
And all you have to do is order a takeway schnitzel - or home delivery if it's available - take a quick picture with your meal and post on facebook with #SchnitNightIn and tag their local pub.
Supporting your local pub doesn't get much easier.
A number of pubs across the region are taking part including The Imperial, The Windsor Castle, the Bradford, The Rutherford, Bushrangers Bar and Brasserie, The Bank, The George Tavern, Hotel Tudor and the Lakeside Village Tavern.
"It's just a away for people to support us while hopefully having a good night in," Imperial Hotel licensee Clayton Barrett said.
"I would think we were typical of pubs across the region ... over the last few weeks while we've been in lockdown somewhere between 50 per cent and 70 per cent of the meals we produced, whether takeaway or home delivery, were schnitzels.
"For some reason schnitzels, probably above all else, is the food best identified with pubs.
"And this is a way of honouring that and hopefully making a few bob at the same time."
The Schnit Night In will run right across the Lower Hunter and Newcastle.
With schnitzels taking front and centre, Mr Barrett challenged his Imperial team to come up with a special menu.
"They've certainly bought in to the spirit of it and come up with some fun things I wasn't expecting ," he said.
"We'll have the usual chicken and veal schnitzels, but then it gets a bit daring.
How does deep fried ice cream dessert schnitzel sound? Or schnitzel garlic bread with bacon and cheese dipping sauce?"
Nic Quinn, part owner of the Windsor, Bank, Bradford and Rutherford Hotels, has taken a more conservative approach.
"No, nothing like that, our regular schnitzels with your choice of toppers," he said.
"I'd say in normal times schnitzels would probably make up 40 per cent of our orders, but in lockdown that has jumped up to a touch over 50 I would think.
"I just think this is chance for the hotels to band together, right across the Hunter, to put on a unified front.
"And with our trade obviously limited, it's a way to keep ourselves relevant.
"A way for us to continue playing a role within the community."