Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Visit Howard County kicked-off the Winter Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages at Walker’s Tap & Tavern. Restaurant Weeks runs from January 18-31, 2021, with curbside and delivery options. More than 32 restaurant and craft beverage creators are featuring specialty menu items and beverages over the next two weeks. A full list is available here. Photos of the event can be found here. Video can be found here.
“Our restaurants have worked incredibly hard during the past year to adapt operations and continue safely offering excellent food, drinks, and customer service,” said Ball. “I remain committed to our local restaurants not just surviving but thriving. These next two weeks are the perfect time to show our appreciation for our restaurant community and continue to support many of these small, local businesses during the ongoing pandemic. With more than 32 participating restaurants and breweries, and many first-time participants, let’s use this opportunity to try something new, or an old favorite, and support our neighbors.”
“Restaurant week reminds us of the vital role our local restaurants play in our neighborhood and human connections, and this year in particular, how important community support is to their success,” said Councilman David Yungmann.
Residents can opt for curbside pickup, front-door delivery, or choose to dine on-premises. Participating restaurants and craft beverage businesses are required to follow all CDC guidelines. Residents should directly contact businesses to learn more about their current operating procedures. Beverages, tax, gratuity not included, promotions, and menus and offerings vary.
In addition to all the favorite mainstays, several restaurants are participating for the first-time ever including Beef Brothers, Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar, Koshary by Misteka, Neo Pizza, Rathskeller, Spurrier’s Restaurant & Bar, Tasty Empanadas, The Periodic Table, Walker’s Tap & Table, and Xenia Greek Kouzina.
Howard County’s first distillery, Lost Ark Distilling Company, is proud to be sponsoring Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages by means of providing its locally made hand and surface sanitizing spray to participating restaurants.
“Howard County Restaurant Weeks is an important reminder of how important restaurants and their employees are to every neighborhood and community,” said Marshall Weston Jr, President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland. “Hundreds of restaurant employees will benefit from everyone making an effort to go out and support restaurants during this time.”
“Visit Howard County is proud to be the first destination in Maryland to debut a modified version of restaurant weeks with take-out and delivery options,” said Amanda Hof, Executive Director for Visit Howard County. “Despite challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are still in demand and a much-welcomed amenity for residents and visitors alike.”
“The support of the community, here in western Howard County, and throughout the county as a whole has been incredible,” said Anthony DiGangi, Co-Owner of Walker’s Tap & Table. “We appreciate County Executive Ball for everything he’s doing to help restaurants here in Howard County, it really is the model for how we should be handling this situation.”
Be a responsible customer and protect yourself, the wait staff, and respect the needs of fellow customers.
· Wear a mask: Help keep workers – and yourself – safe. Wear a mask until it’s time to eat or drink.
· Keep your distance: Stay six feet away from others whenever possible.
· Keep your hands clean: Wash your hands – use hand sanitizer – wash your hands again to be safe.
· Don’t risk it: If you feel sick or have been exposed to somebody who has been sick – stay home.
Learn more at staycovidsafe.howardcountymd.gov
Participating restaurants thus far are as follows. Many more are expected to participate:
· Aida Bistro & Wine Bar
· Alexandra’s American Fusion
· Beef Brothers Deli & Catering
· Bolder Food/Drink
· Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar
· Cured/18th & 21st
· EC Diner
· Elkridge Furnace Inn
· Galliano Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
· Great Sage Organic Green Cuisine
· Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille
· Kloby’s Smokehouse
· Koshary by Misteka
· La Palapa Grill & Cantina
· Lib’s Grill Maple Lawn
· Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille
· Neo Pizza & Taphouse
· Nora’s Mediterranean Restaurant
· Ranazul Tapas. Wine. Bistro
· Seasons 52 Fresh Grill/Wine Bar
· Spurrier’s Restaurant & Bar
· Tasty Empanadas
· The Ale House Columbia
· The Iron Bridge Wine Co.
· The Periodic Table
· The Rathskeller
· The Turn House
· The Walrus Oyster & Ale House
· The White Oak Tavern
· Tino’s Italian Bistro
· Walker’s Tap & Table
· Xenia Greek Kouzina
Please visit visithowardcounty.com/howard-county-restaurant-weeks for a full list of participating restaurants.
About Visit Howard County
Visit Howard County (501c6 not-for-profit) is recognized by Howard County Government and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development as the official Destination Marketing Organization for Howard County, Maryland and funded by a legislated portion of the county hotel tax, allocated through Howard County Government. Visit Howard County’s mission is to be the lead organization to market and develop the County as a premier leisure and business travel destination. www.VisitHowardCounty.com