Help celebrate Southfield’s rich variety of eateries and grab some super savings during Restaurant Week 2020. The event is sponsored by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and takes place Monday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 30.
“During this time of COVID-19, we created a way to extend the much-loved annual Taste of Southfield event,” says Jasmine Patton, director of communication and events with the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “Offering a no-contact alternative that still celebrates restaurants in Southfield was a challenge, but we are excited to present a Restaurant Week event that will be a lot of fun for everyone involved.”
On Monday, Aug. 24, between noon and 4 p.m., participants can drive by the Chamber office in the Southfield City Centre and receive a bag of special offers, promotions and giveaways, while supplies last.
“One of our favorite additions to the Community Day bag will be personal stories from the participating restaurants, the Southfield Chamber and the City of Southfield. It will also have some exclusive Restaurant Week offers from restaurants,” says Patton.
Individuals can also purchase a special Restaurant Week button for $5, which they show at participating restaurants to receive a mystery surprise. Those who purchase a button will also be entered to win a great prize. “The grand prize is a private chef experience at the Great Lakes Culinary Center,” says Patton. “This is a unique experience that is sure to please every foodie who enjoys learning tips and tricks from an expert.”
Other prizes include an Amazon Alexa, membership to the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, a Family Fun Pack for Nerf Wars, restaurant gift cards and more.
A key Restaurant Week event will be a chef competition that will take place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. “This will be an ultimate burger competition and judges will be sampling and selecting the best burger in the show,” Patton explains. Judges are Southfield Mayor Ken Siver; Mariana Hernandez, corporate and foundation relations officer at Lawrence Tech University; and Ray Moulden of the Moulden Allstate Agency. The event will be pre-recorded by Southfield’s Cable 15 and can be viewed during the Restaurant Week event.
On Wellness Wednesday, August 26, local health expert Shalynne Barr will host a virtual wellness program, and on Family Fun Friday, August 28, the Southfield Public Library will host a a family read along and kids’ cooking show by Shari. Both events take place at noon.