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The 2nd Annual Joliet Area Restaurant Week Returns in February 2018

JOLIET – The 2nd Annual Joliet Area Restaurant Week will be held from February 18-25, 2018.  As of writing, 31 restaurants throughout the area have signed up to offer flavorful meals and great deals during the culinary celebration.  The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) organize the event.

The CVB has already signed up more restaurants for this year’s event than they had for the previous year (20 restaurants participated last year).  Bureau President and CEO Robert Navarro stated “The area showed off its great restaurants, from the entire spectrum of coffee houses to high-end steakhouses.  The excitement spread, and ever more restaurants are ready to greet visitors from all over Illinois.”

Participating restaurants are showcased on JolietAreaRestaurantWeek.com, and deals will be revealed after the first of the year.  Restaurants participating are not only in Joliet, but also in neighboring towns including Morris, Wilmington, Lockport and Shorewood.

All restaurants will be offering deals featuring a prix-fixe menu, a percentage off, buy-one-get-one entrée, free appetizer or free dessert with purchase of an entrée. 

Navarro added, “We invite foodies from all over Chicagoland and Illinois to come to the area and try restaurants on-par, if not better than, restaurants in the city.  And for locals, this is your chance to try a new restaurant, new menu item, and maybe come that extra time to your favorite place to eat while saving a few dollars.”

Restaurants wishing to participate can call the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau at 815-216-9960 or visit JolietAreaRestaurantWeek.com.  CVB Members can register for free, otherwise there is a small participation fee for non-member restaurants.

As of writing (11-15-2017), participating restaurants include:

  • Al’s Steak House (Joliet)
  • The Blue Taco (Joliet)
  • Burger Theory (Opening Soon in Joliet)
  • Chicago St. Pub (Joliet)
  • Cross Street Grill (Joliet)
  • Final Cut Steakhouse (Joliet)
  • Flavors: The Buffet (Joliet)
  • The Forge (Joliet)
  • Hamburgerseria (Joliet)
  • Jitters Coffee House (Joliet)
  • The Joliet Route 66 Diner (Joliet)
  • Juliet’s Tavern (Joliet)
  • MyGrain Brewing (Joliet)
  • The Reserve (Joliet)
  • Saveur (Joliet)
  • Thrive (Joliet)
  • Tin Roof (Joliet)
  • Pesciolino Osteria (Channahon)
  • Embers Tap House (Lockport)
  • Hollingworth Candies (Lockport)
  • Port Noir Wine & Martini Bar (Lockport)
  • Hanover and Hardy’s Public House (Bolingbrook)
  • Dock Rotz Tavern (Minooka)
  • Twin Rail Pub (Minooka)
  • Morris Chop Shop (Morris)
  • Liberty Street Café (Morris)
  • Tully Monster (Morris)
  • White Fence Farm (Romeoville)
  • Viet Little Home (Shorewood)
  • Big Fish Bar & Grille (Wilmington)
  • Nelly’s on Route 66 (Wilmington)

The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) ignites, influences, and impacts the visitor experience through tourism partnership within the communities and counties along the historic I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Starting just a few miles southwest of Chicago and extending southwest through Starved Rock State Park Country. Visit their web site at HeritageCorridorCVB.com for more information. 

Robert Navarro
Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau

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