Dining out locally and helping area charities will go hand-in-hand with the premiere of Louisville Restaurant Week February 24 – March 1. This dining out focused week will encourage locals to experience Louisville’s lively culinary scene with a pre-fixe three course menu for $26, $36 or $46 at participating restaurants. In addition, one dollar of every meal purchased during Louisville Restaurant Week will be donated to the Coalition for the Homeless to support the Rx: Housing Fund and to Goodwill Industries of Kentucky Soft Skills Academy. These programs work to help those in need get into housing and develop the skills needed to obtain sustainable jobs in the workforce.
“Louisville Tourism is proud to support Louisville Restaurant Week, which will bring local awareness and a financial boost to the critical missions of the Coalition for the Homeless and Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. We all win when our community lifts one another up – it’s part of being a Compassionate city,” said Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism. “In addition, this program will also showcase Louisville’s culinary talents, giving visitors and locals an extra reason to dine at these area restaurants’”
Louisville continues to gain national exposure as a culinary destination. USA Today proclaimed Bourbon City one of “30 U.S. Cities with Underrated Food Scenes” while Wallet Hub named Louisville a “Best Foodie City.”
Current participating restaurants include: 8Up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, Brasserie Provence, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge, Fork & Barrel, Four Pegs, LouVino, Mark’s Feed Store, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Napa River Grill, Neighborhood Services, Porch Kitchen & Bar, Proof on Main, Repeal, Sarino, The Melting Pot and Walker’s Exchange – with more to be announced.
Each restaurant will have the ability to highlight fan favorites as well as introduce some new menu items to their guests throughout the week. A similar giving back Restaurant Week was held in Cincinnati last April and raised $23,698 to benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.For more information about Louisville Restaurant Week, visit www.louisvillerestaurantweek.com. Menus will be posted on February 8th.
Source: Go to Louisville
About Coalition for the Homeless
The Coalition for the Homeless is a nonprofit organization with a mission to prevent and end homelessness in Louisville. The Coalition advocates for change, educates the public about the face of homelessness, and coordinates the work of their 30+ member agencies across the city. Their Rx: Housing Fund pays for furniture and deposits for people moving off the streets and into permanent housing. For more information, call (502) 636-9550, or find the Coalition online at www.louhomeless.org, www.facebook.com/LouHomeless, or www.twitter.com/LouHomeless.
About Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill’s career path programs and employment services support Kentuckians who have disabilities or other life challenges, and are funded through a combination of grants, corporate and individual giving, and its retail stores, which sell donated clothing and household items at 66 locations across Kentucky. This past year, Goodwill served 103 counties throughout the Commonwealth to place Kentuckians into more than 2,700 jobs across the state – both inside and outside of their stores. The Soft Skills Academy prepares job seekers for the workforce by teaching the soft skills exhibited by valuable, reliable employees: attitude, conflict resolution, dependability, self-presentation, basic safety, and team building. https://www.goodwillky.org/