Angelica MacQueen and Justin Einwechter contemplate themselves to be “aspiring foodies.”
The 2 19-year-olds from Mays Touchdown had been partaking in Atlantic Metropolis Restaurant Week for the primary time Sunday, trying out a brand new institution of their hometown, Freddy J’s Bar & Kitchen.
“We heard about Restaurant Week, we regarded on the checklist of all of the completely different eating places, we stated, ‘Hey, that is proper across the nook,’ and determined to test it out,” Einwechter stated as the 2 had been having fun with their desserts.
Restaurant Week, organized by the On line casino Reinvestment Growth Authority, started in 2009. There are 59 eating places collaborating this week, which runs by way of Friday. Every will provide a prefixed three-course lunch menu for $15.21 and a prefixed three-course dinner menu for $35.21. Eating places are additionally providing their common menus, so patrons aren’t obligated to only select from the particular menu this week.
Karen Martin, director of communications and advertising for the CRDA, calls Restaurant Week essentially the most anticipated week of the yr for individuals who take pleasure in eating.
It sometimes happens within the second week of March. However, due to the challenges caused as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, that is the primary yr it’s being held in October.
Martin stated the rationale for the transfer this yr was as a result of eating places had been nonetheless working at a 25% capability in March. They had been bumped as much as 50% later that month, however Martin stated it nonetheless would have put further stress on these companies.