Gift Card Winners Recap
Thanks to all of the restaurants who participated in Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013! Thanks to their generosity, we were able to host giveaways on Facebook and award gift certificates to the following people:
Adam’s Rib Co: Cathy Herren Carr and Morgan Lamborn
Beef O’ Brady’s: Kevin Coulson
Blue Gill Quality Foods: Jamie Whiteway
Dave’s New York Deli: Cece Duggan Ribuffo
Emiliano’s Café: Mary Grace Ake
Gator’s Dockside: Amanda Trotter, Rainier Fuclan and Lauren Catalonotto-Morgan
Mildred’s Big City Food: Eric Outlaw
Napolatanos: Matt Seitz
Piesanos: AJ Lawson and Brittney Sheffield
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Megan Humphrey and Kelly Nicole Hill
Sandwich Inn: Jared Wishik, Sara Ben-Shoshan and Katrina Mitchell
Sweetberries: Julie Crosby, Jordan Andreu and Jacob Ball
101 Cantina: Noah Andone
Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways throughout the year and remember to support your Gainesville area restaurants not just this week but every week! The winners can pick up their gift cards at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s offices at 300 E University Ave, Suite 100, Gainesville, FL 32601 during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.
Everything You Need to Know About Restaurant Week, Kickoff After Hours Thursday
July 22, 2013
On Thursday, July 25, the annual celebration of Gainesville restaurants kicks off with a special Chamber After Hours at Parks Ford Lincoln and Parks Hyundai of Gainesville. The participating restaurants are offering value-driven menus during the 11-day event that can be found at www.GainesvilleRestaurantWeek.com, but that marks only a small part of the event you can take advantage of and the events to attend.
It all starts at 5:15pm on Thursday at Parks Hyundai of Gainesville for a ribbon cutting, followed immediately after with a ribbon cutting at Parks Ford Lincoln of Gainesville at 5:30pm, which is followed by Chamber After Hours, where business leaders will network and mingle with drinks and food. Numerous local restaurants will also be on hand at the event, including Emiliano’s, Sandwich Inn, Macaroni Grill, Blue Gill Quality Food, Mildred’s Big City Food, Piesano’s, Beef O Brady’s, and Dave’s New York Deli as well as specialized menus for all of the participating restaurants.
As the official radio sponsor for Gainesville Restaurant Week, KISS 105.5 will be on location providing the music and giving away up to $1,300 worth of gift cards to participating restaurants. After Hours isn’t the only place you can get your hands on the tasty gift cards as they will be given away during the week local radio stations 92.5 WindFM and 93.7 KCountry, as well as online via the GainesvilleRestaurantWeek Facebook page!
After the Chamber After Hours, Gainesville Restaurant Week officially begins and all restaurants will begin offering the special menus!
Thank you to all of our sponsors of Restaurant Week, Parks Ford Lincoln and Parks Hyundai of Gainesville, Online Potential, Gainesville Today, neutral7 design group, Partender, and KISS 105.5 FM!
Help us support our local restaurants and experience all that our local restaurant community has to offer! Gainesville Restaurant Week spans from July 25 through August 4.
Parks of Gainesville Helping Restaurant Week Cruise to Success as Feature Sponsor
Want to cruise over to one of your favorite eateries for Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013 but your current wheels just aren’t cutting it? Or perhaps you don’t have any wheels at all? Let the folks at Parks Hyundai and Parks Ford/Lincoln put you on the road and on the way to a delicious destination!
Parks Motor Group has been building relationships with their customers for the past 38 years. Their sales and service teams understand what it means to offer quality products and services and deliver the best in customer service.
Parks of Gainesville offers the most in vehicle selection compared to others in the North Florida region. Consumers can select from Ford, Lincoln and Hyundai brands. Hundreds of people every month choose Parks of Gainesville as their dealership of choice for sales and service. Their experienced product specialists listen to their customers to offer the best in vehicle selection and price. Consumers rely on Parks of Gainesville for a hassle free, personalized car buying experience.
Thank you, Parks of Gainesville for hosting our kickoff event tonight and being such wonderful feature sponsors for Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013. We couldn’t do it without you!
Gainesville Today Keeping Restaurant Week Hip and Sophisticated
With three ADDY awards under their belt this year from Gainesville AdFed, the team at Gainesville Today is a force to be reckoned with.
The team there has also passion for food—just look at the Fountain of Youth Foods article they did. Couple this with their dedicated coverage of all things Gainesville and they are a natural fit to sponsor Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013!
We’re happy to have the support of Gainesville Today for Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013. Be sure to visit their site to keep up with other can’t-miss local events.
Bringing the Hits to Restaurant Week
July 22, 2013
Whether you’re sitting at your desk, driving home from work or just jamming out at home, chances are you’re getting your hit music from KISS 105.3.
Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013 is thrilled to have KISS 105.3 as a sponsor for this year’s event, not just so our fabulous restaurants could give away gift certificates to lucky listeners, but because it means we have the support of Gainesville’s #1 Hit Music Station!
KISS 105.3, your Gator Party Station, will help start the party at our special kickoff event this Thursday at Parks Ford Lincoln of Gainesville from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tune your radios to 105.3 FM and get ready; Restaurant Week is almost here!
Award-Winning Graphics Company on Board for Another Year
July 20, 2013
Even the best restaurants in Gainesville need help with their graphic design; that’s where neutral7 design group comes into play!
Whether it is logo design you need, vehicle graphics, banner stands or anything in between, neutral7 has the experience and expertise necessary to brand a business in the best possible way. neutral7′s design and branding of the Gainesville Restaurant Week logo won American Design Awards last year, so why fix what isn’t broken, as we have kept the same style and feel this again this year.
Having worked for clients such as Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company and Emiliano’s, neutral7 is a natural fit to sponsor Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013 and we’re so happy to have them on board!
Experience the World of Online Potential
July 18, 2013
Online Potential is the only marketing agency in North Florida that focuses exclusively on internet-based sales and growth. They increase website traffic, brand recognition and most importantly your bottom line!
Whether it is search engine optimization, social media strategy, email marketing or anything in between, Online Potential is prepared to help you “ready…set…GROW!”
Thank you, Online Potential, for your support and web expertise for Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013! We couldn’t do it without you!
Don’t cry over spilt milk. Cry over spilt liquor.
July 17, 2013
That’s one of the taglines on the website for Gainesville Restaurant Week sponsor Partender, a company whose software helps bars do inventory in 30 minutes or less.
We all know that a good meal isn’t complete without the right drink, and Partender helps bars spend more time keeping the liquor flowing and less time doing pesky inventory.
We’re thankful to the team at Partender for their support of Gainesville Restaurant Week 2013. Bottoms up!
Restaurant Week Website Showcases Restaurants, Menus
July 15, 2013
Gainesville’s annual celebration of local restaurants is right around the corner, and the Gainesville Chamber, with the help of sponsor Online Potential, have put together a brand-new website featuring the participating restaurants, their special Restaurant Week menus, and other information surrounding the 11-day event. Visit www.GainesvilleRestaurantWeek.com to learn everything you need to know about Gainesville Restaurant Week!
On Thursday, July 25, Restaurant Week kicks off with a Chamber After Hours at Parks Ford Lincoln and Parks Hyundai of Gainesville as business leaders will gather to network, wine and dine with selected vendors, and to pick up special menus offered by local restaurants featured during the 2013 Restaurant Week. Immediately following, visit your favorite restaurants to take advantage of value-driven menu options and buy local by frequenting our wonderful local restaurants, both during the week and throughout the year!
Chamber After Hours Kicks Off Restaurant Week
July 8th, 2013
In just over two weeks, the Gainesville Chamber will kick off its celebration of Gainesville restaurants with a special After Hours at Parks Ford Lincoln of Gainesville. Pick up Restaurant Week menus for all the participating restaurants – nearly 20 so far have signed up – for the 11-day event while making effective business connections to network your business throughout the Chamber’s extensive membership.
Afterwards, help jumpstart Restaurant Week by visiting one of the many cool, local eateries participating in this unique campaign. Take advantage of special pricing at your favorite restaurant or discover a restaurant you’ve never before visited. All participating restaurants have a variety of menu options and pricing to choose from.