Taste of Downtown highlights Harrisonburg culinary scene

Taste of Downtown is back this August 14-20! Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the Downtown Dining Alliance bring this biannual restaurant week to the community to highlight local restaurants and flavors.

Each day of this week-long culinary celebration will feature lunch and/or dinner specials from 15 locally-owned downtown restaurants. Specials range from discounted menu favorites to items or combos exclusive to the Taste of Downtown event.

Each year the event grows a wider participation from local eateries and a stronger base of diners’ support.

“The 100 percent locally-owned downtown restaurants look forward to this bi-annual event just as much as our patrons!” says David Miller, president and chairman of the Downtown Dining Alliance and owner of Dave’s Downtown Taverna. “It gives us a chance to reconnect with our roots and our city and help continue to strengthen our community’s heart, Downtown Harrisonburg.”

Ann Marie Coe of Joshua Wilton House Inn and Restaurant became familiar with the impact a “restaurant week” event can have on a city’s culinary scene while working and living in Washington, D.C. and wanted to bring a similar event to the Valley.

After seeing Harrisonburg’s adaptation satisfy stomachs for nearly four years, Coe observes, “It’s fantastic that the Taste of Downtown has been so well received and supported by both the restaurants and the citizens of Harrisonburg.”

For more information about Taste of Downtown and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, please call (540) 432-8922 or visit www.downtownharrisonburg.org.

To learn more about Harrisonburg’s vibrant downtown restaurants, visit www.dodowntown.net.

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