Downtown South Bend Restaurants Celebrate Restaurant Week
June 19, 2012 — The Downtown Dining Alliance of South Bend presents Summer Restaurant Week June 25 through July 7. Eat. Drink. Downtown South Bend features eleven locally-owned restaurants offering multi-course meals for $25 or dinner for two for $25.
Restaurant Week offers diners the opportunity to experience the variety of cuisine downtown has to offer from Italian to fine dining, Irish to American, and includes breakfast and lunch options. Participating restaurants include:
Backstage Grill, 222 South Michigan St., 574-232-0222
Café Navarre, 101 North Michigan St., 574-968-8101
East Bank Emporium, 121 South Niles Ave., 574-234-9000
Fiddler’s Hearth Public House, 127 North Main St., 574-232-2853
LaSalle Grill, 115 West Colfax Ave., 574-288-1155
LePeep, 127 South Michigan St., 574-288-7337
South Bend Chocolate Café, 122 South Michigan, 574-287-0725
Sunny Italy Café, 601 North Niles Ave., 574-232-9620
Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, 620 West Washington St., 574-234-9077
Trio’s Restaurant & Jazz Club, 129 North Michigan St., 574-288-8746
The Vine, 103 West Colfax Ave., 574-234-9463
Diners will be asked to “Add an Extra Helping” alongside their Restaurant Week specials for only five dollars. This “extra helping” will go directly to the Food for Kids program sponsored by Jordan Automotive Group and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Food for Kids provides food backpacks for Kindergarten through sixth grade students during weekends and holidays breaks. The Food Bank serves more than 10,000 people each month, nearly half of whom are children.
Summer Restaurant Week offers the opportunity to rediscover old favorites and find new ones. Special prices do not include tax or tip and cannot be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Reservations are encouraged. In addition to the Restaurant Week menus, diners can order off regular menus during this time period.
Diners will have the opportunity to take a horse-drawn carriage ride for up to four people for $10 courtesy of Dream Coach Carriages. Rides will be offered from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27; Friday, June 29; Tuesday, July 3; and Friday, July 6. Call 574.654.3616 for reservations. Promotional pricing is valid with receipt from Restaurant Week restaurant.
DoubleTree by Hilton is the official hotel for Restaurant Week. Diners are encouraged to stay downtown overnight for a special rate of $99 per night based on availability. Call (574) 234-2000 for reservations.
For those that don’t want to drive, RequestRide.com is a service offered by Royal Excursion providing private transportation to downtown South Bend. Your group of two to ten people will arrive safely in style in a Mercedes Sprinter Ride. Pick-up locations are anywhere within St. Joseph County in Indiana between the boundaries of State Line Road, Ash Rd, and the US 20 By-pass. For details or to book your ride on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, visit www.RequestRide.com.
Restaurant Week is sponsored by Jordan Automotive Group; Visit South Bend Mishawaka; Downtown South Bend, Inc.; University of Notre Dame; RequestRide.com; DoubleTree by Hilton; Stanz Foodservice; Finlandia Vodka; Blue Moon; Goose Island Summertime Kolsch; Round Barn Kolsch; Oberon; WNDU; 96.1FM WSBT; Sunny 101.5; Memorial Health & Lifestyle Center; and Monarch Linen and Uniform Rentals.
For more information including menus, visit www.EatDrinkDTSB.com. Follow Eat. Drink. Downtown South Bend on Facebook and Twitter for information on future events.
The Downtown Dining Alliance of South Bend is a consortium of restaurant owners created to promote the variety of unique and locally-owned dining options in the downtown area. Through marketing and special events, the alliance hopes to increase awareness of the multitude of dining options in downtown and create an invigorated downtown atmosphere.