Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2011
September 14, 2011 Press Release:
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (September 14, 2011) - Experience Grand Rapids, the organizer for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2011 is proud to announce that this year's event will feature over 70 restaurants - most of them one-of-a-kind unique dining establishments that are the best in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will be held for eleven days from Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 13, 2011.
Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is underwritten by Experience Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority.
According to Doug Small, Experience Grand Rapids President who brought the idea of Restaurant Week to Grand Rapids, "We are thrilled that over 70 restaurants have jumped on board this year to participate in the second year of this popular event. Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2011 will be a time for friends, families, and co-workers to explore new restaurants that they've wanted to try, and a reason to return to tried and true favorites. During the eleven days of Restaurant Week, all of the participating Restaurant Week restaurant chefs will be going "all out" to help the public celebrate the best in the "Art of Dining Out", which is Restaurant Week Grand Rapids' mantra. Grand Rapids has so many great restaurants - it's time for people to get out and explore these unique restaurants that will undoubtedly become their favorites."
The public can now view all 70+ participating restaurants on a dedicated website at www.restaurantweekgr.com. Each restaurant is currently in the process of creating innovative 3 - course menus that will be announced and featured on www.restaurantweekgr.com the week of October 10, 2011 when the menus will go live along with additional information for the public on how to get involved in the biggest culinary event of the year. The public can learn more about and post information for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids on Facebook @ Restaurant Week GR, and Twitter through the hash tags: #rwgr or #restaurantweekgr
Most restaurants will be offering creative 3-course menus for $25 per person (not including tax or tip) with some featuring wine or beer flights as an add-on option. A portion of the restaurants have opted to feature a 2-for-$25 menu hoping to entice those who are budget conscious or looking for a more casual alternative. All participating restaurants will also offer their regular menus during Restaurant Week.
The Restaurants Participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2011 include:
25 Kitchen & Bar
Restaurant Week planners reported that in 2010, when the Grand Rapids event first began, many diners chose to dine out between three to five times over the ten-day event period. This year, organizers are encouraging the same.
According to Small, "If you're looking for the excuse to dine out, this is definitely the time to do it. We will be setting the stage for "the party", highlighting the great menus that these restaurants have crafted for Restaurant Week on www.restaurantweekgr.com. The 70+ participating restaurants will be providing the exceptional food, service and creating the experience that diners are looking for. The restaurants will be rolling out the red carpet and we're encouraging everyone to take advantage of the opportunity."
New for 2011:
- 3 creative courses for $25 at each restaurant (some restaurants offering 3 courses for $25 for two)
Results of Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010: