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WHAT IS ITALIAN WEEK2019-09-19T13:42:50+00:00

WHAT IS 217 ITALIAN WEEK?

#217ItalianWeek is a new featured week in the 217FoodWeek lineup. Explore Springfield and experience a bit of Italian fare.

With only seven days, will you have time to try them all? Get together with your friends, check out all the restaurants’ offerings at www.217foodweek.com and start making plans now.

While you’re enjoying all the chefs’ inspired dishes, don’t forget your #217ItalianWeek passport to plan and document your food journey and for a chance to win one of a 100 custom food week shirts from Miles T-Shirts along with gift card prizes from local restaurants! Pick up your passport at any participating restaurant or download one from the 217FoodWeek website. Collect a stamp each time you try the special offers.

The $5 price makes #217ItalianWeek easy on the wallet and the offer is good for dine-in experiences during both lunch and dinner.  Be sure to check the restaurants’ open hours as you make plans for this week of dining out.

THE 7 COMMANDMENTS OF 217 FOOD WEEK

1. THEY MAY RUN OUT, BUT THEY WILL MAKE MORE TOMORROW.

Our restaurants will be busy during #217FoodWeek. So, if a place runs out toward the end of a shift, take it like a pro—go back the next day, try an earlier time, order your food and thank them for working their tails off to do this for you. Please be nice to our restaurants and their staff.

​Please be nice to our restaurants and their staff.

2. THERE WILL BE WAITS. BE PATIENT.

Don’t be surprised if restaurants are busy and you have to wait a little longer for your food. In fact, be surprised if they aren’t.

3. YOU WILL TIP AND GIVE THANKS

$5 brings out the cheap in all of us, but really, you’re getting a great deal (many restaurants go way overboard with ingredients trying to outdo each other), so please tip at least 20%. We expect the people who are serving you are working harder during #217FoodWeek than at any other point in the year.  A kind word will also be welcome—these people are our friends and neighbors.

4. YOU REALLY SHOULD BUY A DRINK OR OTHER FOOD

While extra purchases are not a requirement, we think it says something good about you if you show a little love to a restaurant going above and beyond to bring you an awesome meal. Take a friend, or two or three! These restaurants will still offer their regular menu items. You’ll enjoy yourself more with friends, anyway. #217FoodWeek is dine-in only. There will be no $5 carry out orders.

 

5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

Restaurants are encouraged to use social media during this promotion. Check their sites for any last-minute updates or changes. For links to the restaurants, CLICK HERE, and you’ll find all the info and links you’ll need. Also, check Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for #217FoodWeek.

6. SOCIAL SHARING IS CARING

We’re celebrating with more great giveaways! #217ChiliWeek is a social affair, so we’ll reward notable social sharers with restaurant gift cards. Tag us for a chance to win!
Twitter: @217FoodWeek
Instagram: 217FOODWEEK
Facebook: 217 Food Week

7. TRAVEL WITH 217 FOOD WEEK PASSPORT & WIN!

#217FoodWeek is a culinary tour! Pick up a #217FoodWeek Passport at any participating restaurant. Passport includes restaurants, food names, descriptions and more. Collect three or more unique #217FoodWeek stamps at participating restaurants, then submit your #217FoodWeek Passport for a chance to win prizes. But, remember, YOU HAVE TO EAT TO WIN!

Submit your passport to any participating restaurant or Illinois Times by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019. Must be 18 to participate. Winners are chosen at random.