Baltimore County Now
Marjorie Hampson, Director
Baltimore County Tourism & Promotion
In the words of Virginia Woolf, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” People love to eat out, don’t we? Restaurants are where we gather with friends and family to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions of all kinds, and the industry strives to provide patrons with limitless food choices to suit just about any taste, from “plain-Jane” eaters to those with even the most adventurous and sophisticated palates.
However, we need not wait for a special occasion to go out and sample some of the fine cuisine that Baltimore County establishments have to offer. Baltimore County’s Summer Restaurant Week gives people across the region the opportunity to try excellent food at discount prices, but more importantly, it gives people the chance to experience the unique character of Baltimore County’s neighborhoods through our local eateries.
Summer Restaurant Week kicks-off on August 9 and runs for 17 days, until August 25. There are far too many “meals and deals” to limit it to just seven days! Diners can discover new restaurants and enjoy old favorites at a discounted price, with one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15.13 to $35.13. Fifty-two restaurants throughout Baltimore County are featured – marking the largest number of participating restaurants to date. The variety of participating restaurants will suit every taste and budget, from fine dining and fusion to family dining and pubs. It’s time to dine out, Baltimore County!
Restaurant Week is not just an opportunity to explore neighborhoods while sampling old favorites and trying new food, it is an opportunity to support one of Baltimore County’s most important industries. With more than 1,200 establishments countywide, Baltimore County’s restaurant industry employs roughly 25,000 people and generates approximately $1.4 billion in sales and $82 million in taxes annually. Restaurant Week is a chance to try all that Baltimore County has to offer and to support some of our hardest-working local businessmen and women, all while eating amazing food at great prices.
The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, and SYSCO are sponsoring the promotion. Partners include the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Downtown Diane and OpenTable.
For a full list of participating restaurants, menus, and reservation options, go to www.baltimorecountyrestaurantweek.com/.