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Visit Champaign County announces Restaurant Week 2018: January 26th-February 3rd

Visit Champaign County has announced the 2018 installment of Restaurant Week, which will take place January 26th-February 3rd, 2018.

Last year we dove in with coverage, and be sure to follow along as we’ll post updates in the coming months about menus and participating restaurants, as well as our recaps throughout the week here on the site and on Instagram

Follow along at their Facebook event.

Here’s the press release:

Visit Champaign County Spotlights Local Cuisine During Second Annual Restaurant Week

Champaign, IL – Fresh off Champaign-Urbana’s win as Midwest Living’s Greatest Midwest Food Town, Visit Champaign County will once again be showcasing the rich culinary scene in the greater Champaign County area with the return of Restaurant Week.

The second annual Champaign County Area Restaurant Week, held January 26–February 3, 2018, encourages residents and visitors to discover new restaurants, flavors, and dishes during this week-long celebration.

“The food scene in this community continues to amaze residents and visitors alike,” states Terri Reifsteck, Vice President of Marketing from Visit Champaign County. “We saw the community’s passion for our area restaurants on full display when we were campaigning for the Greatest Midwest Food Town. Now that we have that designation, we’ll have thousands more discovering what makes us a delicious destination, and Restaurant Week is the ideal time to try those establishments that are doing amazing things with local flavors.”

After a successful first year with eighteen participating restaurants, Visit Champaign County hopes to expand the number of participants. In 2017, thousands enjoyed dishes ranging from fine, Italian cuisine to freshly made pie in Amish country.

The 2018 Champaign County Area Restaurant Week will offer lunch and dinner specials at participating restaurants within the communities served by Visit Champaign County, including all of Champaign County, Monticello and Arthur. Diners will be able to select from prix-fixe lunch menus starting at $9, or dinner menus at $19, $29 or $39 per person. Restaurants may feature a special menu for the week or offer their discounts on existing menu items. Diners can also participate in an Instagram contest, sharing their pictures and experiences with #CCRestaurantWeek for a chance to win a $100 gift card to their Champaign County area restaurant of choice.

Visit Champaign County is in the process of recruiting area restaurants to participate in the event. As restaurants become available, diners can find information at Restaurants looking for information should contact Terri Reifsteck at 217-351-4133 or [email protected]

Executive Editor

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