Doylestown celebrates its first Restaurant Week

April 6, 2013 by  

The borough of Doylestown has turned its attention to the many dining options the town has to offer. To celebrate the vast number of restaurants available, the area is holding its first ever restaurant week this month.

‘Dine Doylestown’, a consortium of area restaurants, is playing host to the event. Its mission is to promote dining establishments in the borough. Mike Markowitz, who owns the Hickory Kitchen, noted that the town is known for shopping, historical buildings, and culture, but has yet to become recognized as a place to enjoy a great meal. Restaurant Week hopes to change that.

A kick-off party for the weeklong event was held on Wednesday, April 3. The party was open to all and was held at Chambers Bistro and Bar on Main Street. Its goal was twofold; it was intended to raise awareness of the event and to raise money to promote Restaurant Week.

A fifth of the sales during the kick-off party went to the marketing fund for Restaurant Week. The week’s organizers can use the money raised for postcard printing, as well as other print services in Doylestown. The organizers have gotten a head start and have begun hanging flyers in the windows of area shops.

Over 20 restaurants have signed on to participate in Restaurant Week so far. During the week, which falls over April 14 – 20, each establishment will offer prix fixe lunch or dinner specials. Many restaurants will also offer free parking and have extended opening hours during the week.