PETOSKEY: In conjunction with 20th-anniversary festivities throughout the month of May, City Park Grill is hosting Eating for Others. Dine out, and 20 percent of all dinner food sales on Wednesday, May 3, 10, 17, and 24, will benefit area non-profit organizations.

Organizations were selected following staff collaboration to compile a list of 10 local, deserving charities; Wineguys Restaurant Group Frequent Diners narrowed the list to four including Little Traverse Conservancy, Manna Food Project, Women’s Resource Center, and Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Checks will be presented to organization representatives on Tuesday, May 30, during the anniversary celebration. Visit for more information.

City Park Grill is located on Lake Street in downtown Petoskey. 

A Month-Long Celebration

In addition to charitable dinners, City Park Grill’s May calendar is full of events, features, giveaways, and the Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner, a tradition started 20 years ago. “We began hosting wine dinners from the start in 1997,” says Bob Keedy, Wineguys Restaurant Group partner (Wineguys Restaurant Group owns City Park Grill, Palette Bistro, and Roast & Toast—all located in Petoskey). “Marking our 20th year is exciting, and we are proud to continue our wine dinner tradition.”

The four-course wine dinner (Thursday, May 18) is paired with Beringer Wines with optional 2002 and 1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon tastings. Early reservations are strongly recommended. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $55 per person. A full menu can be viewed online.

Anniversary Events:

Live entertainment | Fridays & Saturdays
10 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Visit for a full schedule.

$2 Tuesdays | Tuesdays through May 30
$2 pints on all 16 taps, $2 well drinks, other specials, plus entertainment at 9 p.m.

Eating for Others | Wednesday, May 3
Benefit for Little Traverse Conservancy

Cinco De Mayo Celebration | Friday, May 5
Summertime margarita menu kick-off

Eating for Others | Wednesday, May 10
Benefit for Manna Food Project

20th Anniversary 3-Course Dinner | Tuesday, May 16
20th Anniversary, $20. Need we say more? Reservations suggested.

Eating for Others | Wednesday, May 17
Benefit for Women’s Resource Center

20th Anniversary Annual Morel Dinner | Thursday, May 18
Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner

Eating for Others | Wednesday, May 24
Benefit for Tip of The Mitt Watershed Council

Anniversary Culmination | Tuesday, May 30
Eating for Others check presentation to local non-profits and Frequent Diner Appreciation Night and giveaway. Throughout the month, visitors to City Park Grill can enter to win prizes, culminating with a grand prize drawing on May 30. Grand prize is dinner for eight at City Park Grill with wine pairings.


—Press release provided by City Park Grill

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