Downtown Roanoke, Inc.
DRI Restaurant Week
Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week, the first event of its kind in Roanoke, will be held January 21, 2013 through January 26, 2013 in Downtown Roanoke. The event will include more than 25 participating restaurants offering special lunches and dinners only available during Restaurant Week.
Downtown Roanoke Restaurant Week is hosted by Downtown Roanoke, Inc., and features three price points: a $10 lunch, a $20 three course dinner, and a $30 three course dinner. The $10 lunch option will include entrée, side, and drink or dessert, as decided upon by participating locations. The dinner options will include three courses and feature a wide variety of entrée options from participating locations while highlighting the culinary skill of each restaurant’s head chef.
Each participating restaurant offers a menu indicative of their cuisine, including items not normally available. All menus are online at http://www.downtownroanoke.org/our-events/downtown-roanoke-restaurant-week.
"202 Market is excited to participate in this year's restaurant week,” said 202 Market spokesman Jo Jo Soprano. “It give us an opportunity to work with other local restaurants and drive overall business downtown."
“Martin's Downtown is very excited to be a part of Downtown Roanoke Restaurant week,” said Martin’s Downtown spokesman Jason Martin. “It promises to be a great way to showcase all of the wonderful restaurants in Downtown Roanoke and more specifically, a fantastic way for Martin's to showcase what we do. This week will be an excellent way to offer a really great 3 course meal at a great price to our regular customers as well as showcase what we do best to first time diners taking advantage of the fantastic deals inspired by Downtown RoanokeRestaurant Week!”
“I believe this a great idea and event, and that uniting these downtown restaurants together is only a plus for Roanoke,” said Dan Mock, owner of Queso Southwestern Grill. “At the same time showcasing the different themes and individual draws to each location is great for all thebusinesses involved.”
Downtown Roanoke, Inc. is a tax-exempt member organization first chartered in 1960 to provide services and support to downtown property owners, businesses and residents. DRI provides services throughout the Downtown Service District under a contract with the City of Roanoke and also manages the Historic Roanoke City Market, which is the oldest continuously-operating open air market in Virginia. DRI also presents a number of showcase events in downtown Roanoke including the Harvest Festival, and the SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas - a major holiday season street festival taking place each year on the first three Fridays of December.
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