For the second year, the Alabama Tourism Department is coordinating a statewide Restaurant Week, a marketing event designed to increase traffic by offering prix fixe lunch and dinner offering which typically include appetizer, entrée, and dessert at a set price. Twelve of Decatur and Hartselle’s best restaurants will offer special fixed price lunches and dinners during the 10-day promotion giving diners the opportunity to enjoy select dishes at a reasonable price point.
There are no coupons or discount books to buy or bring. The Alabama Restaurant Week pricing is fixed at $10, $20, and $30 for dinner and $5, $10, and $15 for lunch. In most cases, the price is per person and does not include tax, tip and drink.
Participating restaurants include Albany Bistro, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (both locations), C.F. Penn Hamburgers, Fite’s Waterfront Dining, Simp McGhee’s, Vittone’s, Back Alley Bistro, Timbuck2, and Wintzell’s Oyster House in Decatur, and Elizabeth G’s and Sedona Steakhouse in Hartselle.
To view a list of this year’s participants with menu options and price, visit www.alabamarestaurantweek.com. Martie Duncan of Food Network Star and Martie Knows Parties will be in Decatur on Saturday, August 17 in promotion of Alabama Restaurant Week.
Slated to kick-off in conjunction with Alabama Restaurant Week is a new local campaign to additionally help promote restaurants located in Decatur. The “EAT Local, EAT Well, EAT Together, EAT Decatur” campaign is a collection of local, independently owned restaurants and food-related businesses providing an innovative concept to discover new dining options in the city of Decatur. For more information, visit its Facebook page at EatDecatur.
Melinda Dunn, President/CEO of the Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau stated that “Some of life’s best memories are those that revolve around a shared dish, a shared table and a meal with people that you treasure. It is exciting to see leaders in the Decatur dining scene working together to focus attention on our local restaurants during Alabama Restaurant Week and continue this effort throughout the year in a new campaign that invites local residents and visitors to EAT Local, EAT Well, EAT Together, EAT Decatur. This is a great opportunity for people to get out and experience a restaurant they may have never tried before and enjoy the diverse offerings in Decatur and Morgan County.”
For more information on Alabama Restaurant Week in Decatur and Morgan County, call Dunn at 256.350.2028.