Return of the Big Eat

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and participating downtown restaurants are proud to present the return of the Big Eat. Every Tuesday night from Feb. 2 – March 30, almost two dozen great downtown restaurants will offer 50 percent off of their signature dishes.

There was such a positive response to the initial Big Eat promotion in 2009 that it was apparent that the Big Eat should return for 2010. The Downtown Partnership received numerous emails and phone calls from people who participated last year asking us to bring it back for 2010. One such phone call was from a couple from High Point. “They informed us that they traveled from High Point to downtown Winston-Salem every Tuesday to try out a different restaurant each week because of the Big Eat promotion,” said Justin Gomez, Director of Marketing & Operations for the Partnership. “Prior to the Big Eat 2009, the couple stated that they have never really traveled to downtown Winston-Salem before and that this promotion was a great way for them to be introduced to the fine restaurants located here,” added Gomez.

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and downtown restaurant owners are making efforts with the Big Eat to keep consumer traffic steady and to maintain the vibrancy of downtown. Gomez said, “This is a great example of the downtown community coming together and accomplishing something that will hopefully benefit their individual businesses and downtown as a whole.”

The program is just a testament to the entrepreneurship and dedication of downtown’s distinguished restaurants. “Downtown is unique, it’s authentic, and this special promotion gives people a great opportunity to try out some of our restaurants’ unique signature dishes,” Gomez said. A list of participating downtown establishments as well as the signature dish for each Tuesday can be found at www. as a link.

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership dedicates itself to downtown promotion and development. It is an active member and advocacy organization leading the efforts to revitalize and strengthen the core of the city through business recruitment and support, economic development, marketing and special events.

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The Big Eat Tuesdays, Feb. 5 – Mar. 30 Downtown Winston-Salem;

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