The Maine Dish
Maine restaurant week: there’s an app for that.
Five Reasons to Celebrate Maine Restaurant Week 2013
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Restaurant Week (MRW), scheduled March 1-10, 2013, is gearing up for its fifth year anniversary by launching a FREE mobile app and a month-long contest for fans. Diners can get into the spirit by downloading the new app, entering November’s ‘To Dine For’ contest to win special prizes, or encouraging their favorite restaurant to join the ten day celebration. Here’s a preview of the top five reasons to get into the spirit of Maine Restaurant Week 2013:
Maine Restaurant Week Goes Mobile. New for 2013, MRW is unveiling a FREE mobile app that features the latest restaurants, their information and an interactive map with nearby dining suggestions. The MRW App is available for iPhone users to download on iTunes. An Android APP is in the works. Participating restaurant menus will be added closer to the event. For more information visit www.mainerestaurantweek.com/
Enter the ‘To Dine For’ Contest. This November, MRW fans are invited get in on the action by ‘dining out’ and ‘checking in’ at their favorite MRW restaurants. To enter, visit any participating restaurant during the month of November and ‘check in’ using the new MRW app or Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or email. Winners will receive great prizes like restaurant gift certificates and hotel stays. For more information on rules, please visit www.mainerestaurantweek.com/
Give back to United Way of Greater Portland. A portion of the proceeds from MRW’s culinary events will benefit the United Way of Greater Portland’s programs and partner agencies. The United Way of Greater Portland works to improve people’s lives and make greater Portland a healthier, safer and stronger place to live and work. For more information, please visit www.unitedwaygp.org.
See Maine’s Best Restaurants, Chefs and Bartenders in action. Haven’t checked out Maine’s newest restaurants yet? Try three course menus from new favorites like Carmen at the Danforth in Portland or the Freeport Seafood Co. and others. Or check out this year’s signature events and sample the priceless individuality behind Maine’s master cocktail shakers and dessert makers or indulge in Maine’s best breakfast. For more information on the events, visit www.mainerestaurantweek.com/
Support Maine’s Restaurant Industry. Maine’s restaurant industry continues to thrive during the summer months, but winter can be a tough time for restaurant owners. MRW was launched five years ago to give an extra boost to Maine’s restaurant industry – and as a fun and interactive way to get Mainers dining. Everyone is invited to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation of Maine’s favorite independent, locally owned restaurants by dining out March 1-10, 2013 and year-round at any of Maine’s great restaurants.
About Maine Restaurant Week: Maine Restaurant Week celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of Maine’s favorite independent, locally owned restaurants. Established in 2009 by gBritt PR, the ten day event allows diners to sample special three-course menus at Maine’s best restaurants. Annual events include the Incredible Breakfast Cook-off and the Signature Event Bartender and Dessert Competition. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Portland. 2013 sponsors and partners include L.L.Bean Visa Card, Down East Magazine, Shipyard Brewing Co., The Portland Press Herald, Cumulus Radio and Native Maine Produce.