Rockford, IL – The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to bring back the much-anticipated Rockford Region Restaurant Week for a fourth year from Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, February 4, 2024. This year, the culinary celebration will extend over two weekends to help support and bolster sales at more than 50 local businesses. A full list of participating businesses is at GoRockford.com.
What to Expect:
During Rockford Region Restaurant Week, restaurants, bars and bakeries will offer unique specials, deals, packages and experiences. Offerings include special prix-fixe menus, craft cocktails, creative carry-out and delivery deals, exclusive menu items, limited-time promotions and more. Nearly 40 locations are returning establishments and there are 15+ restaurants participating for the first time. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for visitors and residents to visit their favorite place and to experience something new.
“Rockford is a city with great diversity in all forms including our amazing foodie scene. Restaurant Week celebrates the ingenuity of our chefs and the hardworking culinary teams who delivery excellent service and amazing experiences every day,” said John Groh, RACVB president/CEO. “This year, Rockford’s Restaurant Week includes more diverse cuisine than ever with many cultures represented including Filipino, Korean, Soul Food, Indonesian, Peruvian, Mexican, Irish, Scandinavian, Italian, Japanese and American.”
Promoted annually during the colder winter months, Restaurant Week offers consumers multiple options to enjoy a new culinary experience and in turn give restaurants a sales boost during a slower season when dining out often drops off.
“Our team at Mexico Clasico is very excited to be a part of Rockford Region Restaurant Week this year. This collaborative culinary experience allows our business to get creative and showcase the unique dishes and overall dining experience we provide. We are working hard to offer a new prix-fixe multiple course meal option and are ready to roll up our sleeves to ensure this is a memorable experience for all,” said Gabriella Gutierrez, Mexico Clasico partner.
Contests, Giveaways and More:
In addition to tasting the delicious local food and beverage offerings, patrons are also encouraged to participate in contests and giveaways throughout the event. Details for all contests will be shared on the GoRockford social media pages. Local restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bakeries will have the
opportunity to win an award as one of the Rockford Region Restaurant Week’s Best, as voted on by the community. Winning businesses will receive an award and will be included in special promotional announcements. Voting will be open at GoRockford.com from January 25 – February 5.
Best Main Course: The Best Main Course award celebrates the restaurant that offered the most outstanding main course.
Best Cocktail or Brew: The Best Cocktail or Brew award recognizes the restaurant or bar that served the most outstanding and innovative cocktail or brew.
Best Dessert: The Best Dessert award recognizes the restaurant that served the most exceptional and delectable dessert.
Best Deal: The best deal award recognizes the restaurant that provided an excellent discounted special.
Best Experience: The Best Experience award is the top award and acknowledges the restaurant that provided an exceptional overall dining experience, including ambiance, food, and customer service.
Voters who provide an email address will gain entry for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a Rockford Region Restaurant Week establishment of their choice.
Special Prix-Fixe Menus:
Restaurants will offer specials including a meal comprised of several courses served at a total fixed price. Fixed price menus can be found at www.gorockford.com/restaurantweek.
Eat Your Way Through Restaurant Week:
Make Rockford Region Restaurant Week a Staycation or Weekend Getaway Experience. Consider booking a reservation at one of the many accommodating hotels throughout the Rockford region and create a weeklong or weekend itinerary fit for a bona fide foodie.
To learn more about Rockford Region Restaurant Week, find a complete list of participating businesses and to submit specials please visit www.gorockford.com and @GoRockford on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok). Participants are encouraged to share photos and videos of their experiences using the hashtags #RockfordRegionRestaurantWeek and #GoRockford.
Rockford Region Restaurant Week Participating Restaurants (at time of release):
27 Aluna at Octane
8th Ward Pub
Alchemy at Aldeen
Bop Bop Korean & Rice Bowl
Cheezy's Grilled Cheese
Cold Stone Creamery
District Bar and Grill
Ernie's Midtown Pub
Forest City Pub
Garrett's Restaurant and Bar
Half Baked Bar
Hidden Creek Estates
Koo's Bento & Bowl
LimaMar Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Murphy's Pub and Grill
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Onyx Bar and Grill
Pig Minds Brewing Company
Prairie Street Brewing Co.
Prime Italian Steakhouse
Ramen & Tea
Salamone's Cherry Valley
Sam's on Harlem
Sam's Ristorante on Riverside
Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Social Charcuterie Bar & Cocktails
The Top Rooftop Bar & Lounge
TNT Funnel Cakes
Tower Kitchen & Bar
About: RACVB is responsible for promoting the Rockford region as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, RACVB strengthens the economic position of the region and provides opportunities for people in our communities. www.gorockford.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kristen Paul, RACVB executive vice president: 815.489.1661, email@example.com