2013-04-05 / Front Page

Next week, 'Eat Brunswick'

Downtown group lines up festival of eateries
The Times Record


A celebration of local restaurants begins Monday, as the second annual “Eat Brunswick Week” gets under way.

More than 15 restaurants will offer special pricing and menu choices during the event, which runs through next Sunday, April 14.

Because variety is key, special attention is paid by chefs at each participating eatery to offer as wide a range of menu choices as possible. Maine Street icons such as Henry and Marty Restaurant and Catering, the Great Impasta, Little Dog Coffee Shop and Tao are involved, as are national chains such as Domino’s Pizza and off-the-beaten-path establisments such as Lion’s Pride on Pleasant Street and The Parkwood Grille at the Best Western Plus at Cook’s Corner.

The seven-day culinary circus is sponsored by the Brunswick Downtown Association. For a list of menu choices and participating restaurants, browse BDA’s website, www.brunswickdowntown.org.

Look for a red spoon, the week’s signature symbol, to be sure a particular eatery is taking part in the event.

No passes or special coupons are required; however, most of the eateries recommend calling to check on reservations.

What’s more, diners are encouraged to pick up an Eat Brunswick Week Guide brochure and have it validated with a stamp by each restaurant they patronize. Each stamp qualifies the diner for a “bonus drawing” at the end of the week, for which all of the restaurants will donate gift certificates. The guides will be distributed throughout the downtown village, as well as at the Brunswick Visitor Center and on the BDA’s website at www.brunswickdowntown.org.

To be eligible for the drawing, stamped guides must be turned into the BDA by April 16.

Portland-based television station WPFO Fox23’s morning show, “Good Day Maine,” will host four of the eateries on their broadcast. Chefs from The Lion’s Pride, The Great Impasta, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station and Tao Restaurant will each prepare one of their special menu items on the live broadcasts.

Their appearances are scheduled to air at 8:40 a.m. on April 5, 9 and 10.

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