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Restaurant Week GR 2018 showcasing over 75 area eateries runs Aug. 8-19.
Restaurant Week GR 2018 showcasing over 75 area eateries runs Aug. 8-19.

Restaurant Week GR 2018 (Aug. 8-19)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – What do you call 12 days of unique and creative dining opportunities from more than 75 different Greater Grand Rapids popular restaurants? Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, of course.

It all begins Aug. 8.

The idea behind Restaurant Week Grand Rapids (RWGR), which is in its 9th year, is to introduce the public to all of the great dining out experiences and restaurants that they have wanted to try with a special menu that offers a great price point. Each restaurant will offer one or more options for this year’s event. The options include two courses for $15 per person (available lunch and dinner),  two courses for $25 per person (dinner), or Chef’s Choice for over $25 per person (dinner). The idea behind the new options was based on customer and restaurant staff feedback, and to serve the interests of summer dining patrons. During some evenings diners asked for more casual summer options, as well as, a variety of multi-course options. The three options allow diners more opportunity for frequent dining out throughout the event.

All of the restaurants participating and their special RWGR menus are available for viewing at RestaurantWeekGR.com. Reservations are recommended at the restaurants that offer reservations.

RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations each donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold at their establishment.

Restaurant Week GR diners are encouraged to share their #RWGR meals on Instagram. Those people who submit impressive food photographs of their dining out experiences could be selected to win gift cards from participating restaurants and may be featured in an Experience Grand Rapids blog post.

Diners are encouraged to start making their Restaurant Week GR plans and reservations now. We know we are checking out all of the great menus available to make the most of RWGR. We can’t wait to dig in!

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