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Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week – January 22-28



The city’s tourism organization, ‘Visit Escondido,’ will once again sponsor Dine Out Escondido Restaurant Week January 22 – 28, at 30 restaurants in historic downtown and all around town.

Escondido’s “Dine Out Escondido!” restaurant week will have thirty local restaurant participants, a new partnership in support of the North County Food Bank and a special ride discount offer from Lyft San Diego.

Held in conjunction with California Restaurant Month, Visit Escondido produces the successful annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week during the last week in January.

“With 30 local eateries offering diverse specials, our restaurant week gives everyone a chance to visit their favorites and create delicious new experiences,” said Katherine Zimmer, Tourism and Marketing Administrator for the City of Escondido. And the timing is perfect, immediately following San Diego Restaurant Week. “We’re gearing up for our awesome restaurant week… no New Year’s diet resolutions are allowed until February!”

This week we talked to two of the restaurateurs about what they plan to offer the public during the week.

Nancy Alvarenga told us, “Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine serves you real authentic Salvadorian food like pupusas: handmade tortillas stuffed inside served with curtido (pickled cabbage) and salsa, tamales, fried plantains and many other homemade receipts. We are a proud family owned business in the heart of Escondido.

She added, “We enjoy participating in our local events that support our community. It is a great way to get people out trying new restaurants and new foods. It brings different culture’s foods together.”

Louisa Magoon told The Times-Advocate: “We’re offering twenty percent off our ‘traditional afternoon teas,’ which are The Grand Tea, The Garden Tea and Children’s Tea.”

We asked her if the “Dine Out” week helps business? “For us it’s hard to gauge the participation because most of our business is reservations so would they have reserved anyway without Dine Out Escondido? It’s definitely great for the advertising aspect. Katherine [Zimmer] does a great job of getting the word out and our name is in all her posters, handouts, website, etc.”

Each Dine Out Escondido! restaurant participant will donate $1 of every special they sell during the week to the North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program.

North County Food Bank CEO James A. Floros said, “We are very grateful to the restaurants that are supporting our Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through the Dine Out Escondido! campaign. Children on the program receive free meals at school during the week, but face hunger over the weekend when school meals are unavailable. Funds raised through Dine Out Escondido! will help us provide weekend backpacks filled with food to elementary school children living in poverty. The North County Food Bank encourages patrons to support Dine Out Escondido! to help us in the fight against hunger.”

And to make it even easier to enjoy yourself during this eventful week, Lyft San Diego is offering 30% off rides by using code DOE2017 (up to $5 per ride/ up to 4 rides during the week). Available to all new and existing Lyft users.

For details of participating restaurants and their specials, go to http://

2017 Participating Restaurants:

Around town…

Black Angus Steakhouse
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
Carin de Ria
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Cocina Del Charro
Hacienda de Vega
North County Tavern+Bowl
Oaks Bar & Grill
Offbeat Brewing Company
On The Border
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens The Wooden Spoon
Vintana Wine + Dine


A Delight of France Bakery & Bistro
Bellamy’s Restaurant
Burger Bench
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
Cute Cakes
Jalapeño Grill
Kettle Coffee & Tea
La Tapatia
Mi Guadalajara
Plan 9 Alehouse
Sunny Side Kitchen
Suzy Q’s Diner
The Continental Deli
The Grand Tea Room
Vinz Wine Bar

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