Monday, January 7, 2019

Charleston WV Restaurant Week Year 6 Introduces Restaurants & New Price Points

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Charleston WV Restaurant Week will be held Jan. 28 through Feb. 2, 2019.

In its sixth year, #cwvrestweek features 26 independently owned restaurants, each participating
at one of two different price options! At $25 or $35, each diner will receive an appetizer, entree,
and dessert from a prix fixe menu.

Participating restaurants include:
$25: Adelphia, Big Joe's Bar and Grill, Celsius, Dem 2 Brothers & a Grill, Gonzoburger, Leonoro's, Mi Cocina de Amor, Nawab, Tin Box BBQ

$35: Berry Hills Country Club, Bistro at the Barge, Black Sheep Burritos & Brews, Bluegrass
Kitchen, Bricks & Barrels, Bridge Road Bistro, Edgewood Country Club, Ichiban, Laury's, Noah's Restaurant & Lounge, Sam's Uptown Cafe, Soho's at Capitol Market, The Block, The Chop House, The Elements at Quarrier Diner, The Market, Tidewater Grill.

The eight new restaurants this year include: Big Joe's Bar and Grill, Gonzoburger, Nawab, Tin
Box BBQ, Berry Hills Country Club, Edgewood Country Club, Noah's Restaurant & Lounge, and The Elements at Quarrier Diner.

Organized by local meat and seafood distributor Buzz Food Service, Charleston Restaurant
Week has established itself as an annual week-long celebration of the city’s best food and local
eateries, bringing together residents and visitors to try new restaurants and support small
business. Charleston Restaurant Week offers a specialty menu, with some restaurants serving
their most popular fare and others featuring dishes only available during the promotion.
Restaurants often partner with local bakeries and pastry shops to feature local desserts, and
many have drink specials or live music during the six night event.

Dickinson Gould, President of Buzz Food Service and a founder of Charleston Restaurant Week
had this to say: “After five years of growth, it was clear that splitting the promotion into two
different price brackets could work well for all parties. First, the lower cost of $25 will make the
promotion accessible for more diners to participate. $30 was a bargain in this case, but still a lot
of money for many people. Second, some of the more casual venues were reaching up to a
$30 price point that was higher than their average ticket. Offering a $25 option made more of
those restaurants feel comfortable participating. Finally, some of the fancier fine dining
establishments felt limited by the $30 price point. We’re expecting to see a lot of creativity when
the menus are released on January 12th and deciding where to dine will be more difficult than
ever!”

Reservations are strongly encouraged, not just to reserve a space, but to allow participating
restaurants to plan for staff and supplies. Surveys of participating restaurants have shown more
than 10,000 total meals served during the week each year, generating an economic impact of
roughly $2M over five years. A number of participating restaurants report filling their entire
reservation book during the week, all at an otherwise slow time of year for the industry.

Menus will be posted on January 12 to the promotion’s website, cwvrestaurantweek.com.
Diners are encourage to use #CWVRestWeek in their social posts.