Safe dining practices, takeout challenges, food trucks fill 10-day celebration
MONTGOMERY, Ala., August 6, 2020 – Despite the challenges faced by the service industry during the coronavirus pandemic, EatMGM, Montgomery, Alabama’s restaurant week, will return August 14-23, 2020. Organized by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau, this sixth annual event will feature 10 days of online promotions, exclusive video content from local chefs and the launch of ‘Food Truck Fridays,’ in partnership with the City of Montgomery.
“Montgomery’s restaurants serve authentic, local food, and they are a cornerstone of our community and an integral part of Montgomery’s tourism economy,” says Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President Dawn Hathcock. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EatMGM Restaurant Week will look slightly different from years past; however, now more than ever restaurants need our support, and this event is the perfect opportunity to give back to these small businesses.”
EatMGM 2020 Events:
Food Truck Fridays: August 14 and 21 - EatMGM is partnering with the City of Montgomery and Montgomery’s Downtown Business Association to highlight the newly designated food truck parking area of Rotary Park with Food Truck Friday’s. Food trucks with dish out quick bites from the park and nearby Montgomery Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Montgomery. Social distancing ordinances will be enforced and additional seating and sanitation will be provided by the City of Montgomery.
Takeout Tuesday: August 18 - Locals are encouraged to order takeout for pick-up and delivery all day in support of local restaurants.
Dish it Out Facebook and Instagram Live Events - Exclusive “how-to” videos from local chefs, including Chef Eric Rivera of Vintage Year and The Lower Lounge’s Nick Ware, will demonstrate techniques from their most popular dishes and cocktails. Attentive viewers will get a chance to win a virtual class with the chef or mixologist. To view these videos, please visit the EatMGM Facebook and Instagram pages.
“The Big Three” Blog Series - Montgomery chefs and restauranteurs answer three revealing questions about their inspiration and personal approach to food on the blog at www.lovemgm.com
Visit www.eatmgm.com for additional information, including up-to-date hours, dine-in and takeout options, tips for dining out safely and details about the Be the Change hospitality safety pledge created by the Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau. This pledge, launched in July, aims to help residents and visitors easily identify businesses in every industry that are committed to the health and safety of their patrons. Businesses that have signed the pledge will have a decal outside of their organization or restaurant.
Situated on the banks of the Alabama River, Montgomery is the capital and the second largest city in the state of Alabama. Established in 1819, Montgomery has been the site of major historic events which have shaped the history of the United States. Emerging from its agricultural roots in the 19th century, Montgomery transformed from the Cradle of the Confederacy to the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement in less than a century. Today, this vibrant river town is experiencing a resurgence which has seen its downtown revitalized and has reestablished itself as a landmark Deep South destination. Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines and American Airlines. For more information, call 334-261-1100 or visit the official website of the Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau at http://www.visitingmontgomery.com. Stay connected with Montgomery on Twitter (@MGMCapitalCool) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MGMCapitalCool).
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce