Enjoy your favorite local restaurants and try new dishes during the first Charlevoix Restaurant Week. April 17 through April 23, participating Charlevoix restaurants will offer special prices and a unique menu in addition to their regular menu.

We talked with the event organizer, Kate Heady, about the inaugural Northern Michigan event and Charlevoix food.

How would you describe the Charlevoix food scene?

“We have a lot of great locally owned restaurants and cafes that are so loved by the community and places that are regionally known as traveler’s favorite destinations. We offer up good food and a great time in this town. You can get anything from a bagel and coffee at Johan’s, or soup and sandwich at Bridge Street Tap Room, to an elegant 3-course dinner at the Weathervane.”

What does it offer that can’t be found elsewhere?

“There are plenty of unique restaurants here in Charlevoix. We are a town of foodies! New places like That French Place and landmarks like Scovie’s Gourmet are what makes this town great. With so many restaurants and cafes participating, there is something for everyone. We have a dedication to excellence when it comes to food. That is what keeps this town alive in the off-season, so we take it very seriously.”

When will the participating restaurants and their menus be available?

“We have a list of the restaurants on our website, CharlevoixMainStreet.org, and their menus are posted there as well. Our Facebook page is full of information, too.”

What inspired you to organize this event?

“I love dining out, and I’m a big fan of the restaurants in this region. I thought it was time Charlevoix took the stage and showed Northern Michigan what it has to offer. We are more than a summer destination, we are here year-round with lots of great restaurants to choose from.”

What should people be looking forward to?

“Trying out lots of different dishes at new restaurants and old faves! Some are offering special dishes just for this week, so check out our collection of menus to plan your culinary journey through Charlevoix.”

Is there anything you want to add?

“This event is part of Main Street’s initiative to breathe life back into Charlevoix. We want this town to be a place people come to enjoy at any time of the year. There will be more events to come to town for, like the new Groundhog Shadowfest in February. Until then, we want to see everyone come out to support the local restaurants throughout the year. These businesses are at the heart of our local economy. The are locally owned and operated, and employ so many great people who live in Charlevoix.”

Take a look at participating restaurant’s menus and plan your trip to Charlevoix Restaurant Week. 

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