‘Restaurant Week’ coming to Blacksburg June 18-24
Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and The Blacksburg Partnership have teamed up to bring a new, annual event to residents of Blacksburg and the New River Valley.
The 1st Annual Blacksburg Restaurant Week will showcase several Blacksburg restaurants during the week of June 18-24. The featured restaurants will have designated menu items at a discounted price.
Director of Downtown Blacksburg Inc. Laureen Blakemore said the week-long event was put in place to encourage the community to enjoy a variety of different dining choices while supporting local restaurateurs.
“The Blacksburg Partnership and Downtown Blacksburg Inc. recently became aware of other towns and cities hosting annual restaurant weeks and realized this would be a wonderful idea to bring to Blacksburg,” Blakemore said.
Restaurants like Next Door Bake Shop and Wikiteria Market & Café will feature lunch menu items while other restaurants such as Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill, Castle’s Kettle & Pub, El Rodeo South Main and Sal’s Italian Restaurant will feature dinner items. Bollo’s and The Chocolate Spike will offer desserts.
Blakemore said both Downtown Blacksburg Inc. and The Blacksburg Partnership met with several Blacksburg restaurants to discuss the idea and begin planning the event.
“After meeting to discuss the idea with several restaurant owners, we chose the date for the event to coincide with a traditionally slow time of the year for local businesses,” Blakemore said.
A total of 16 Blacksburg businesses will participate in the event, and Blakemore believes this will give residents an opportunity to try a new restaurant or dish.
“In addition to bringing people out to eat at a different time, we hope that it might encourage them to also check out some of the amazing stores, galleries and services located near the restaurants,” Blakemore said.
“We hope to change consumer habits by offering this special opportunity to support our local Blacksburg restaurants instead of going elsewhere.”
Blakemore said she hopes the annual event will continue to grow heading into the future and more Blacksburg restaurants will be featured next year.
For more information about the event and to see a list of all participating restaurants, visit http://blacksburgrestaurantweek.wordpress.com.
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