Restaurant Week Grand Rapids (RWGR) announced yesterday that over 50 restaurants, including 10 new participants, in the Greater Grand Rapids Area will take part in the 12- day culinary event from August 10 – 21, 2016. For the 7th year, RWGR celebrates the culinary scene in Greater Grand Rapids and encourages people to “Taste the City” by dining out.

During RWGR, participating restaurants will offer either a 3-course menu for $28 per person or a 3-course menu for 2 people at $28. All menus will showcase the creativity of local chefs who are asked to prepare dishes that are both unique and use local, seasonal ingredients.

RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene, but also helps The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students with educational support. Since 2010, Restaurant Week participating restaurants and sponsors have contributed over $110,000 to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s Student Scholarship Fund at GRCC. Participating restaurants donate $1 for every Restaurant Week meal sold to the scholarship fund that is granted to selected students within the Institute’s culinary program.

A list and map showing all of the current restaurants that will be participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2016 is featured on RestaurantWeekGR.com.

Restaurants still interested in participating in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids are encouraged to contact Kate Herron, Community Development Director at Experience Grand Rapids, at kherron@experiencegr.com.