Wheeling Restaurant Week Returns
Restaurant week is back, and local restaurants are encouraged to participate. Wheeling is set for the return of Wheeling Restaurant Week from Friday, February 23, to Saturday, March 2. This year, the event will be extended to include Leap Day, allowing an additional day for diners to enjoy and experience Wheeling’s local flavors by featuring specials from the area’s favorite dining establishments.
“Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore all that Wheeling has to offer – whether you are returning to your favorite spot or trying something new, this is your chance to experience tasty meals while supporting locally-owned restaurants,” said Alex Panas, program manager at Wheeling Heritage.
Participation in Wheeling Restaurant Week is open to any locally-owned, non-franchise, and non-corporately owned restaurant within the City of Wheeling. The initiative aims to support local businesses and boost restaurant traffic during ongoing downtown construction.
“We are looking forward to showcasing one of the many things that makes Wheeling wonderful – our unique eats! This is an opportunity to highlight the incredible culinary skills of our locally owned eateries comes at a critical time. This time of year is traditionally a bit slower for many restaurants. Additionally, the downtown construction certainly serves as a challenge for our downtown restaurants. Our hope is that Wheeling Restaurant Week invites new or returning customers in for a special dish, but encourages them to return to taste more throughout the year,” emphasized Valerie Piko, program development manager at the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED).
As part of the campaign, Visit Wheeling, WV will host a landing page on their website, featuring a submission form for interested restaurants. Restaurants that submit their special menus, will be featured on the Visit Wheeling, WV site at https://wheelingcvb.com/wheeling-restaurant-week/.
“The key to my heart has always been great food at a great restaurant! I am excited to see restaurant week return and be able to promote all of the delicious treasures to those that live here and showcase them to our visitors as well,” noted Olivia Litman, marketing director at the Visit Wheeling, WV.
To be included in Wheeling Restaurant Week, interested restaurants must complete the submission form by Friday, February 9, 2024. For inquiries regarding participation, please contact Valerie Piko at RED via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-232-7722. Alternatively, reach out to Alex Panas at Wheeling Heritage at email@example.com or call 304-232-3087.
Wheeling Restaurant Week is a celebration, providing a platform for local culinary talents to shine while inviting the community to appreciate a memorable dining experience. Follow Wheeling Restaurant Week on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wheelingrestaurantweek.
About Wheeling Restaurant Week:
Wheeling Restaurant Week is an annual celebration of the city’s diverse culinary offerings, highlighting locally-owned, independent restaurants. The event aims to boost business for participating establishments and showcase the rich flavors of Wheeling’s dining scene.
About Wheeling Heritage:
Wheeling Heritage is a catalyst for the revitalization of Wheeling. Through historic preservation, community development, and the arts, we help to tell Wheeling’s story and shape its future. We seek to improve the quality of life in Wheeling by preserving and investing in our city, collaborating with others, and engaging the citizens of Wheeling in our work.
About Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED):
Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) is a private, nonprofit development corporation that serves Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, with emphasis on creating jobs and stimulating the local economy through assisting with local business expansion, recruiting new business investment, and encouraging small business development through entrepreneurial activity.
About Visit Wheeling, WV
Wheeling is Your Place to Play!
Visit Wheeling, WV is Ohio County’s tourism development authority chartered by state and local government in partnership with the private sector. Our mission is to attract and serve visitors to the city and county of Wheeling by reinvesting a portion of the visitor-paid room occupancy tax to market the area. The goal is to fuel the local business climate, expand the tax base and improve the quality of life for Wheeling area residents.
Visit Wheeling, WV is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Wheeling and Ohio County, West Virginia.