Photos courtesy of Christie Green Photography
Main Line Restaurant Week, Philly’s best suburban dining event, returns with great restaurants from the Main Line and western suburbs. The event kicks off Monday, April 20th and runs through Sunday, April 26th.
Main Line Restaurant Week is organized by AroundMainLine.com. This season marks the highly anticipated 10th run for the twice annual event founded in 2010.
Founded by AroundMainLine.com CEO Sarah Lockard, Main Line Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrant dining scene of the Main Line and surrounding western suburbs.
Participating restaurants will offer special,prix fixe lunch and dinner menus showcasing their chefs’ greatest dishes. Menus will feature lunch for $15 and under (two or three courses) and discounted, three-, four-, or five-course dinners priced at $20, $30 or $50 per person. All menus are currently available on MainLineRestaurantWeek.com.
“Main Line Restaurant Week can be summed up in two words—TASTY VALUES. Our restaurants and their talented chefs work hard on strong menu development and discounts each season so local diners can be assured they are being treated to not only exquisite seasonal cuisine, but incredible values. This spring participating restaurants are offering lunch and dinner menus that are anywhere from a 15% to 50% savings. It’s the most delicious celebration of the suburbs bustling dining scene to date and not to be missed,” said Lockard.
Official Spring Sponsor: Title Boxing Club, Malvern
This spring the official sponsor of Main Line Restaurant Week is Title Boxing Club in Malvern. The successful national boutique boxing franchise opened in February 2013 thanks to owner and Main Line resident Tim Connors. Title Boxing Club has a growing community membership and has embraced the western burbs focus on health and wellness with events and promotions with AroundMainLine.com. “Main Line Restaurant Week builds community and a sense of celebration and belonging and so does the atmosphere and environment that Title Boxing represents. Having Title support our growing event and give back by being our sponsor is an honor,” enthused Lockard.
Kickoff Party at 30 Main in Berwyn April 16th
Main Line Restaurant Week will host its official spring kickoff party at 30 Main restaurant.
On Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm, hundreds of local foodies and Main Line Restaurant Week patrons will gather at 30 Main on Lancaster Avenue in downtown Berwyn to celebrate the tenth Main Line Restaurant Week season.
“We absolutely loved working with the 30 Main team last fall to coordinate an outstanding restaurant week kickoff party so we are excited to return this spring. 30 Main is the consummate party space in Chester County and they are seasoned experts at large events and custom parties. Working with the talents of Executive Chef Steve Zurla and his staff and the wonderful owners of 30 Main, the DiDomenico family, it is going to be a great evening and team effort. I hope our patrons are hungry because we have a terrific spread planned” said Lockard.
As with all AroundMainLine.com events, there is no cover charge and complimentary food will be served from 6pm to 8pm.
Partygoers will take over the entire restaurant and the event is cash bar. Recommended attire is “Dress to Impress.”
In addition, AroundMainLine.com will be raffling off $100 gift certificates to select Main Line Restaurant Week participants so attendees are encouraged to bring business cards to enter.
Official Kickoff Party Hashtag #MLRWKickoff
New and exciting this year for the kickoff party is an official party hashtag. #MLRWKickoff is the hashtag partygoers will be encouraged to use on Instagram. “Instagram has been an exciting area of growth for our company as we connect and celebrate community @aroundmainline. For those who want to connect with attendees in the room we encourage everyone to use our official hashtag as well as tag us, respectively, @aroundmainline in their instagram photos as well as 30 Main (@30MainBerwyn). And for those who cannot attend the event, they can follow along live on instagram with all of us searching for the event hashtag,” explained Lockard.
Dig In and Win with Main Line Restaurant Week
Main Line Restaurant Week brings back its exciting photo challenge called ‘Dig In and Win.’ Local foodies are encouraged to dine out at participating Main Line Restaurant Week restaurants BEFORE and during Main Line Restaurant Week and take great Instagram photos of their experience. The best photos, as judged by AroundMainLine.com, will be awarded restaurant gift certificates. “Using the hashtags #MLRW #MainLineRestaurantWeek #CarpeEatEm will allow all local foodies who are celebrating our participants to share each others’ dining experiences and awesome Instagram images. Instagram is one great way we are driving awareness, enthusiasm and revenue to the local restaurant community and this season of Main Line Restaurant Week it is more exciting than ever. We are looking forward to building great content and celebrating the suburban culinary scene like never before with our loyal followers and fans,” explained Lockard.
National Administrative Professionals Week
Spring Main Line Restaurant Week always coincides with National Administrative Professionals Week. There is no better way to show your gratitude to your valuable employees then to dine out with your staff at one of the exciting participants of Main Line Restaurant Week. Not only will local businesses be expressing their gratitude but they will be enjoying terrific menus at highly discounted prices from some of the burbs top chefs and restaurants. “Administrative Professionals Week is an important part of our culture and we wanted to show our appreciation to these folks who are a valuable part of the local economy and community by coordinating Spring Main Line Restaurant Week with this week. With over 4 million administrative professionals in America, we certainly know businesses dine out this week and mark it on their calendars each spring-so this just made sense and is a win-win for our terrific participating restaurants,” explained Lockard.
Official Reservation Partner: OpenTable
Main Line Restaurant Week is proud to welcome back OpenTable as the official reservation partner.
“Working with one of the world’s most successful companies to grow and foster the success of Main Line Restaurant Week is truly an honor each season,” enthused Main Line Restaurant Week founder Sarah Lockard. “We have a fantastic relationship with the OpenTable staff in San Francisco and their local reps and together, as a vested team, they have given us tremendous support, insight and industry expertise over the last nine seasons. We would not be here delivering terrific value and excitement to our suburban foodie audience without them!”