100+ Ala. restaurants sign up for "Restaurant Week" | News
MONTGOMERY, AL- An initial 132 Alabama Restaurants have signed up for participation in the Alabama Tourism Department's inaugural statewide "Restaurant Week" scheduled for August 17-26.
The deadline to register and post online menus on the website, www.AlabamaRestaurantWeek.com, is July 17.
A few of the restaurants already signed up include Lulu's at Homeport Marina, Cobalt's and Cosmos in Gulf Shores; Commerce Kitchen, Grille 29, Clementine's and Ruth Chris in Huntsville; Roux's, Michaels Table, and Central in Montgomery; Jesse's in Magnolia Springs, the Rattlesnake Saloon in Tuscumbia; True Midtown Kitchen and The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Mobile; The Overall Company in Auburn/Opelika; and Dreamland BBQ & Bob Baumhowers in multiple locations across Alabama.
Lulu's, the Overall Company, Ruth Chris, Clementine's and Michaels Table all have menus posted on the restaurant week website and provide examples of menus that restaurants should have posted by the July 17 deadline.
"We will be hosting Alabama Restaurant Week for the next three years," said Lee Sentell, tourism director. "We are thrilled to have more than 100 restaurants signed up so far during our inaugural year and we want to make sure all restaurants in Alabama know about this opportunity. We are getting the word out and coordinating a big push to get restaurants to sign up."
Sign up is quick and easy. Once on the website, a restaurant enters basic information about their establishment and what meals they want to offer at set prices of $10, $20 and $30 for dinner and $5, $10 and $15 for lunch. In all cases, the price is per person and excludes tax, tip and drink.
A restaurant may participate in all three preset prices for both lunch or dinner, or just one or any combination. They do not have to participate in both lunch and dinner.
"Alabama Restaurant Week" will highlight locally owned and operated restaurants and is part of the overall Alabama Tourism Department's Year of Alabama Food campaign.
Birmingham-area restaurants are participating in their third year of "Restaurant Week" and are working with local coordinator James Little. The Alabama Tourism Department scheduled the statewide "Restaurant Week" to coincide with Birmingham's.
Partners with the Alabama Tourism Department in Alabama Restaurant Week include participating restaurants, local and regional Alabama tourism destination organizations, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, Birmingham Restaurant Week and the Alabama Restaurant Association.
INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Tourism