Start Planning Your Downtown Wausau Dining Week Meals
One of the best things about a meal? The anticipation. Now you can find menus online at DowntownWausauDining.com to whet your appetite for this year’s first Downtown Wausau Dining Week, coming up April 17-21.
Thirteen downtown restaurants will be participating in Downtown Wausau Dining Week this spring. Throughout the week, diners will have the opportunity to sample several three-course price-fix menus for lunch and dinner, ranging in price from $7-15 for lunch and $12-35 for dinner, depending on the restaurant. Some restaurants will be creating new menu items for the event and others will be highlighting their customers’ classic favorites.
Participating restaurants include 319 Bistro, Back When Café, Chatterbox, City Grill, La Prima, J. Gumbo’s, Jalapeno’s, Malarkey’s/Townie’s, the Mint, Polito’s, Rosati’s, The Paisley Mug (formerly Allister Deacons), and Peking Restaurant. Restaurants will continue serving their regular menus as well, and reservations are not generally required.
River District restaurant owners are getting excited for the event, too. Julie Luedke, a manager at the Mint Café, is looking forward to another great week. “We are so excited for dining week! Last year was so fun; I’m sure this year will be even better!”
Rollie Thomas, owner of La Prima Deli, expands on why the event is such a draw for people. “This week is a great opportunity for people to experience great savings on quality, artisan lunches and dinner prepared by your community, small, locally-owned businesses. It’s your River District! It’s your opportunity!”
Mitch Meurette, co-owner of Peking Restaurant also encourages diners to come downtown to take advantage of a special menu and cost savings. “You will be truly amazed!” he says.
Wausau hosted its first Downtown Wausau Dining Week in April 2016 and the event drew thousands of diners to downtown restaurants. The main objectives of Downtown Wausau Dining Week are to show off the talent and diversity downtown restaurants have to offer. Within just a few blocks you can get American, Chinese, Cajun, deli, bistro and great bar food, among other cuisines.
To help create the habit of dining downtown, diners will have the chance to win a package of gift certificates to participating restaurants, valued between $130 and $260, to come back and enjoy their experience again – all that is required of diners is to fill out a short survey about the event. Winners will be announced the week after Downtown Wausau Dining Week.
Grab your spouse, family, friends, and coworkers for a week of exploring and experiencing new and classic downtown eateries for Downtown Wausau Dining Week!
Wausau River District, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Main Street America program whose mission is to promote and facilitate the economic vitality and historic preservation of downtown Wausau for the benefit of the entire community. It encompasses over 250 businesses, spanning an approximate 34 block area of downtown Wausau on the east and west sides of the Wisconsin River.
The purpose of the Wausau River District is to promote and facilitate the economic vitality and historic preservation of downtown Wausau for the benefit of the entire community.