Whether restaurant goers prefer to dine-in or dine-out, The Valley Table’s newest event, TIME TO DINE, has something for everyone. Created to help support local restaurants as they begin to reopen, TIME TO DINE is a 2-week culinary event coming this August. Nearly 200 restaurants that had been scheduled to participate in the Spring Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which was postponed due to Covid-19, will be showcased along with a daily photo contest offering diners the opportunity to win a variety of prizes. TIME TO DINE will run August 17 – 30, 2020.
Mike Martinelli of The Valley Table said: “Restaurants are the lifeblood of our community and need our patronage. Consumer confidence is low right now, and some people are hesitant to venture out. We wanted to create a dining event that had the excitement of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, but also the flexibility to allow people to engage with restaurants in a manner they are comfortable with, whether outdoor or indoor dining, take out or family style meals. Many crave the sense of comfort and a ‘return to normal feeling’ that eating at restaurants had for them. But we seek not only comfort, but safety too – and that goes for both restaurants, employees, and customers. We are asking both sides to make a Safety Pledge and do the best they can to be exemplary.”
In addition to a variety of special offers and promotions from participating restaurants, TIME TO DINE will also feature a daily social media winner. Prizes will range from restaurant gift cards, to event tickets and more! Diners simply need to post a photo of themselves at a participating restaurant or the meal they got from take out, tag the restaurant, and use the hashtag #TimeToDine. Winners will be chosen on a random basis from all social media posts.
TIME TO DINE will offer area residents the opportunity to help support local restaurants as they work to reopen.
TIME TO DINE ● August 17-30, 2020
Go to valleytable.com for a complete list of participating restaurants.
About The Valley Table, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) and Today Media
The Valley Table magazine and Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, part of Today Media’s successful list of publications and events, showcase and celebrate local chefs, restaurants, ingredients, farmers, artisanal producers, winemakers, and purveyors in the Hudson Valley.
Today Media is a dynamic multi-platform communications company serving a five-state region along the East Coast and reaching a highly sought-after, upscale demographic. The company publishes five regional lifestyle publications, two business publications, a shelter magazine, annual wedding publications, and hosts a variety of signature events from a week-long Wine & Food Festival to awards honoring successful, enterprising businesses and innovative residents. Through its publications, digital properties and events, the company reaches more than 700,000 people each month.
For additional information contact Barbara Begley