502 Restaurant Week Announced
Release Date: Dec 17, 2012
More than 200 cities across the U.S. hold a Restaurant Week to promote their local restaurant industry. Now, 502 Restaurant Week is being held February 22 - March 3, 2013 to highlight popular restaurants throughout Greater Louisville and give diners a great value.
Participating restaurants will create a special 502 Restaurant Week dinner menu consisting of 3 courses during the 10-day culinary event and diners will pay just $50.20 per couple or $50.20 per person, depending on the restaurant. Price does not include gratuity or taxes.
The purpose of the event is to promote the incredible restaurant industry that Louisville has become so famous for and to drive business into restaurants during a seasonal lull. There are no coupons or tickets to be purchased or downloaded. Diners simply make reservations at their favorite restaurants and pay the fixed price for a special menu at the restaurant.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Louisville's Dare to Care Food Bank.
Organizers of the event, 502 Events LLC, have set a goal of 30 participating restaurants which is comparable to other restaurant weeks around the country. So far, participating restaurants include:
- Amici Café
- AP Crafters
- Bistro 301
- BLU Italian Grille
- Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
- Martini Italian Bistro
- The Oakroom at the Seelbach
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- RYE on Market
- Sway at the Hyatt
"502 Restaurant Week is being very well received by popular restaurants throughout Louisville. We're happy to be able to promote Louisville as a well-known foodie city and give diners a great value," said Belinda Gates, Owner of 502 Events and Co-Founder of the event.
502 Events has created the event and will organize, promote and manage 502 Restaurant Week, which is planned to be an annual event. 502 Events has also created a mobile app that is free and available for download for Apple and Google devices.
A Menu Preview Event is scheduled for the media, sponsors, partners and invited guests only on February 18, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Louisville. This event will give members of the media an opportunity to sample food from the 502 Restaurant Week menus and meet with chefs and restaurant owners participating in the event.
The event is endorsed by the Kentucky Restaurant Association and the Presenting Sponsor is Sysco. Other sponsors include:
- Louisville Convention & Visitor's Bureau
- Stella Artois
- Borden Dairy of Kentucky
- Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Louisville Downtown Management District
- Louisville Magazine
- GenX Radio
- Sports Radio 790