Restaurant week is coming to the SouthCoast!

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Restaurant week is coming to the SouthCoast!

By Todd Philie, Senior Marketing Consultant for Spectrum Marketing

The Restaurant Week idea was hatched by the late restaurateur Joseph Baum and Zagat Survey founder Tim Zagat. Although restaurant weeks are extremely popular all over the country, this is the first time this event will be undertaken on the Southcoast region of Massachusetts!

From Wareham to New Bedford to Fall River, culinary delights representing virtually every imaginable world cuisine are available for the locals and tourists alike. With over 500+ restaurants in operation in the region most of us probably have tried only a dozen, and frequent only a few on a regular basis.

This June, consider dining out with South Coast Restaurant Week.  Visit a new neighborhood or town or try a different style of cuisine all the while helping to support the Greater New Bedford’s United Way’s Hunger Commission.

The food won’t be free during South Coast Restaurant Week, but patrons will sure be able to get a good deal. Restaurants that sign on will receive the benefit of potential new clients, and foodies-to-be will have the opportunity to try multi-course meals for a set price: $12.12 for lunch or $20.12 and $30.12 for dinner (depending upon the venue).

Todd Philie, Senior Marketing Consultant for Spectrum Marketing, moved back to the South Coast after stints on the  Jersey Shore  and Worcester areas, where he participated in several successful Restaurant Weeks in similar-sized cities and towns as those found along the South Coast. When he returned here, he was amazed at the quality of the restaurants that had sprung up in, for example, downtown New Bedford, and he assembled a feasibility group to see if the top restaurateurs in the area were willing to give South Coast Restaurant Week a try. So here we are – June 15th – 24th – the regions first Restaurant Week!

If you are a patron/foodie who wants to learn more, visit the website at

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