Area Restaurants Ready for Champaign County Area Restaurant Week

Area Restaurants Ready for Champaign County Area Restaurant Week  

Champaign, IL – Taste buds will awaken January 29–February 5, 2017 as Visit Champaign County hosts the inaugural Champaign County Area Restaurant Week. Seventeen area restaurants will feature special menus and discounted items throughout the week-long celebration.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Restaurant Week as we showcase new and exciting menu items which are available on our all day menu!” states Beckie Kane, Marketing & Private Event Coordinator for Big Grove Tavern. “Champaign is a foodie town and we love being in the heart downtown surrounded by so many passionate, hospitality professionals. We hope to see some new faces trying out all that Downtown Champaign has to offer!”

“We’ve assembled an incredibly diverse set of restaurants across the greater Champaign County area that exemplify the high quality of local food you can access right here in our community,” explains Terri Reifsteck, Vice President of Marketing. “This week will tempt you to try something new, from fresh ingredients to international cuisine and will show you how easy and affordable it is to eat local.”

According to the U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. Department of Labor, for every $100 you spend in a local business, $68 remains in the community vs. $43 from a national chain. Local restaurants also often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.

Most important, local restaurants contribute to the identity of the Champaign County area. Supporting these restaurants during Restaurant Week and all year long ensures the uniqueness that can only be experienced here.

Participating restaurants include: Baxter’s American Grille, Biaggi’s Ristorante, Big Grove Tavern, The Bread Company, Crane Alley, Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery, Hamilton Walker’s, JT Walker’s Restaurant, Minneci’s Ristorante, Nando Milano Trattoria, Piato Café, Pizza M, Radio Maria, Siam Terrace, V. Picasso, Watson’s Shack & Rail and Yoder’s Kitchen.

Diners are encouraged to take advantage of special menus and discounted pricing and share their experiences on Instagram with #CCRestaurantWeek for a chance to win a $100 gift card to their Champaign County area restaurant of choice.

Menus for participating restaurants can be found at www.visitchampaigncounty.org/restaurantweek. For more information, contact Terri Reifsteck at 217-351-4133 or terrir@visitchampaigncounty.org.

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