BY ALEXIS GRAMATES
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce held their second annual restaurant launch party on April 6 at Headquarters Live to kick off the start of SBY Restaurant Week.
The chamber decided to start hosting this event to market the businesses that are participating in SBY Restaurant Week. Nine restaurants sampled food at the event, which included Roadie Joe’s, EVO and Specific Gravity.
“We planned it to give restaurants a better opportunity to get their name out there…it is just great free marketing material for local restaurants,” Lauren Alfes, director of events at the chamber of commerce, said.
Not only were restaurants there sampling their food, but raffles also kept participants anticipating if they won a gift card to their favorite local restaurant. Alex and Shiloh provided entertainment with live acoustic music of all genres.
Rachael Reiter, a Salisbury resident, attended the event for the first time in hopes of getting a preview of where she wanted to go during the week.
“I have never participated in Restaurant Week—I am very interested to see where I want to go,” Reiter said. “I am most excited to go to Sushi De Kanpai”.
SBY Restaurant Week continued through April 16, and local restaurants offered two to three courses and fixed priced menus. This was also a time for chefs to showcase their best dishes and experiment with new items.
Every spring, SBY Restaurant Week occurs in the hopes of attracting new and old customers to participate. If you were not able to experience it this year, there is always next year!