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 is better than ever with 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.
VisitEscondido.com receives 9,000 visits every month. It promotes over 800 annual events, and successfully produces North County’s only restaurant week, Dine Out Escondido!
“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!”
She added, “Oh, and more on the purpose… culinary tourism in California is a huge driver to boosting local economies and Escondido has a wonderfully eclectic mix of eateries, chefs, and cuisines to promote during our restaurant week. We draw people from all over southern California and help our locals find new places to enjoy.”
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 back- packs 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:// visitescondido.com/
Partners in this week of gourmet dining include CaliforniaRestaurant Month, San Diego Food Bank, North County Food Bank and LYFT San Diego.
Whether you’re looking for craft beer foodie burger pairings, local farm-to-fork delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, high tea or home cooking… Escondido’s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone.
You’ll find California cuisine as well as French, Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican and more.
About the Food 4 Kids program:
The North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty (Escondido’s Lincoln Elementary is in the program). Kids on the program receive free breakfasts and lunches at school Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends.
The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday. Food items include: peanut butter; beans and franks; ravioli or stew in pop-top cans; soup; fruit bars; cereal; tuna fish pouches; juice boxes; fruit cups; raisins; granola bars; shelf-stable milk; and macaroni and cheese. Currently, the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program serves 1,733 elementary school students at 37 schools in 11 school districts. To feed one child for the entire school year costs $200; for one month it costs $22, and for one weekend it costs $5.50. sandiegofoodbank.org/food4kids/
Visit Escondido promotes Escondido’s great variety of attractions, events, and things to do in the heart of San Diego’s North County Inland area. Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and events such as Cruisin’ Grand, as well as scenic and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, culinary experiences, and a vibrant historic downtown. Additionally, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the beautiful year-round climate including golf, hiking, biking, fishing, equestrian and sporting events. Go to VisitEscondido.com for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information, or call 760-839- 4777. The Visitors Center is located at 235 East Grand Ave. and is open Tuesday Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
2017 Participating Restaurants:
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
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
Kettle Coffee & Tea
Plan 9 Alehouse
Sunny Side Kitchen
Suzy Q’s Diner
The Continental Deli
The Grand Tea Room
Vinz Wine Bar