With over 19,000 restaurants, New Jersey generates over $18 billion annually from the restaurant business. Unfortunately, having a vast selection of delectable diners makes finding the best-of-the-best a difficult process. To help counteract the seemingly impossible task of finding amazing restaurants in places where restaurants lurk around every corner, Restaurant Week was invented in 1992 by Tim Zagat and Joe Baum.
Today, almost every major city across the United States participates in Restaurant Week. But, none do it quite like New Jersey, whose unique blend of cultures and cuisine lends itself to one of the most highly anticipated Restaurant Weeks on the planet. Jersey Shore Restaurant Week — the event that helps highlight some of the best restaurants in New Jersey.
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week (JSRW) is the brainchild of Jim Flynn — CEO, avid traveler, and definitive foodie. The primary goal of Jersey Shore Restaurant Week is simple: to help people find delicious food and help restaurants find hungry people.
The first event took place in 2009, and it drew in 59 of Jersey’s best restaurants. Today, the JSRW is a local phenomenon and a staple in the restaurant community.
The Benefits of JSRW for Consumers & Restaurants
Restaurant Week has obvious benefits for consumers. For between $22.19 and $32.19, consumers can try a 3-course meal from some of Jersey’s hottest restaurants. That includes vegetarian food, BBQ, Breakfast, American, Asian, and plenty of other global delights.
Not only does JSRW help connect local restaurants with consumers in a notoriously slow time-of-the-year (November), but 80% of people that try food during restaurant week will likely eat at that restaurant again. That can lead to serious business for restaurants looking to bring in more diners.
Upcoming JSRW Events
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week has 3 upcoming events.
JSRW 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, JSRW is throwing an elegant 4-course dinner, starting with Bubbles and Hors D’Ouevres. The four chefs for the evening are Chris Brandl of Brandl as well as Belmar, Chef Terry Eleftheriou of Shipwreck Grill as well as Brielle, Chef Michael Dolan of Iron Whale as well as Asbury Park, and Chef Thomas Schoborg of Rooney’s Oceanfront and Long Branch.
Expect an evening of rich foods, savory dishes, and incredible entertainment — with Zack Alexander doing songs by Sinatra, Darin, and Benette.
The event takes place on Thursday, October 31st at 6:30 pm EST. You can reserve tickets here.
The Great Jersey Shore Martini Contest
Jersey Shore Restaurant Week includes a cocktail contest. Yes you heard me correct! Like the areas best chefs, New Jersey’s best bartenders will go head-to-head to create the best martini. While there will certainly be a winner, everyone gets a prize. From one-of-a-kind recipes to James Bond-satisfying classics, martinis will be passed around a-plenty at this fun, adults-only event.
The event takes place on Sunday, November 3rd at 1:00 pm EST. You can reserve tickets here.
Around the World in Food and Wine
79% of Millennials can’t be wrong — experimenting with and tasting foods from other countries and cultures is an incredibly satisfying experience. The “Around the World in Food and Wine” event marks the end of the 10 day long food week. But, it certainly doesn’t end without a bang.
The event takes place on Sunday, November 10th at 1:00 pm EST. You can reserve tickets here.
Why Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Switched to Purplepass
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