Binghamton Kicks off 12th Seasonal Restaurant Week



BINGHAMTON, NY — Restaurant Week Spring 2015 begins Tuesday, September 15th and runs through Thursday September 24th, 2015, with lunch and dinner deals at 31 locally owned Binghamton Restaurants.

Now in its twelfth iteration, this is the second largest Binghamton Restaurant Week yet, continuing to promote economic growth in the city and raise funds for local charitable organizations. Throughout the ten-day Restaurant Week promotion, patrons at participating restaurants will be treated to three-course meals at just $12 or less for lunch and $25 or less for dinner. A portion of the proceeds from each Restaurant Week meal sold will be donated to C.H.O.W. and The Animal Care Council.

Since its founding in March 2010, Binghamton Restaurant Week, in eleven iterations has brought more than $2.5 million in Restaurant Week sales at the participating restaurants and resulted in nearly $50,000 in donations to charity partners, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton, CHOW, VINES, and OurSpace at Rec Park.
The restaurants participating in this Fall’s Restaurant Week are Burger Mondays Bar & Grille; Chatterbox Cafe, Tapas & Oyster Bar; Citrea; Colonial; Cortese Restaurant; Cyber Cafe West; Galaxy Brewing Company; Gallagher’s Irish Pub,LLC; House of Reardon; Little Venice; Lost Dog Cafe; On the Roxx Bar and Grill; Remlik's Grille & Oyster Bar; River Bistro; Sake-Tumi; Social on State; South City Publick House; Taste of Europe; Taj Tandoor Restaurant; Thai Time; The Shop; Tranquil Bar & Bistro; Uncle Tony's Tavern; Water Street Brewing Co.; Whole In The Wall Restaurant; Zona & Co. Grille; Binghamton Hots; Loft @ 99; Crepe Heaven and Blend. Each restaurant chose to offer a lunch special, a dinner special, or both. Menus are posted online at BinghamtonRestaurantWeek.com and on Binghamton Restaurant Week’s Facebook page.

Binghamton Restaurant Week Fall 2015 is organized by the newly incorporated nonprofit, eatBING. The members of the Board of Directors of eatBING include: Marie McKenna of Lost Dog Café, Piero Lisio of Little Venice Restaurant, Stacey Gould of Whole in the Wall, and Michele Bleichert of Water Street Brewing Co., in collaboration with the Economic Development Office of the City of Binghamton, and Bingpop. Sponsors include M&T, Maines, Save around, Pepsi, Bingpop, hue, Sysco, Mirabito, HH&K, City of Binghamton, Testani, CommuniKey, A.L. George, Opici, Dining Alliance, Behlog & Son Produce, Communikey and the Student Association.
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Binghamton Restaurant Week is a community event organized by eatBING dedicated to introducing a delicious local dining experience to students, businesses, and community members while raising money for local charity. For more information about Binghamton Restaurant Week, visit BinghamtonRestaurantWeek.com.

"CHOW is very thankful to be a part of Binghamton Restaurant Week. Last year, we provided 1,000,000 meals to those that struggle with food insecurity through the 33 food pantries and 34 meal sites that we partner with. Over 40% of those that we serve are children. Binghamton Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to go out an support your local restaurants, and a portion of the proceeds will help local nonprofits in their efforts to serve our community." --Michael Leahey Director of CHOW


“Animal Care Council is a local, non-profit organization run almost entirely by volunteers. We are funded entirely by donations and the money we make at our fundraisers. We also occasionally receive grants from companies in our community. Being a recipient of the generosity of Restaurant Week will make a huge difference to Animal Care Council. It will help ACC to help a few people who cannot afford even our low costs to have their cat spayed or neutered; it will help us to feed and house the cats in our care; to pay for any medication or medical supplies that are needed, or vet care for our cats or animals that are in our Foster Care program. It will also allow ACC to continue in our mission of serving the people of this community with any animal problem, big or small. As with everything these days, it all takes money, so any monies we receive we are always grateful for, and always put to good use! Just like you, the Animal Care Council has bills to pay also, for heating and cooling, water, food, vet care, property taxes, and more.
We cannot thank Michele Bleichert of The Water Street Brewing Company and our very own Leslyn Spruck enough for making ACC a beneficiary of Restaurant Week 2015. So please support our local restaurants while also benefitting ACC and also another great charity in our area CHOW.” -- Pam Vandling of Animal Care Council

“Once again, excitement grows across our community for Binghamton Restaurant Week. This event continues to build momentum, introducing more residents and visitors to what Binghamton’s eateries have to offer. I thank the event organizers and restaurant owners for contributing to our City’s reputation as a regional destination for food and entertainment.” — Mayor Richard C. David.


BingPOP is a lifestyle guide to downtown Binghamton designed to promote the rebirth of the downtown area. For more information about BingPOP, visit BingPOPcom.
 

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