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Bikes & Bites Kick Starts a Car-Free Initiative During 2012 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week
Bikes & Bites Kick Starts a Car-Free Initiative During 2012 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

ATLANTA – For the first time in the event’s 11-year history, the highly anticipated Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week (DARW) will kick start a new car-free initiative called Bikes & Bites. Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) is working in tandem with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) to encourage diners to ride their bikes to dinner at more than 20 Downtown restaurants. Cyclists who utilize the VIP Bike Valet at 191 Peachtree Tower will receive a special incentive to return to Downtown restaurants after their Restaurant Week dining experience. To provide even more options for cyclists, CAP is installing new bike racks near Downtown restaurants to encourage more people to bike and dine. 

All of the participating DARW restaurants are within walking – and biking – distance to the Downtown MARTA stations. “For an even more convenient and affordable dining experience, we invite you to take MARTA directly to a majority of the participating restaurants” said MARTA GM/CEO Dr. Beverly A. Scott. “As always, we are excited to support Central Atlanta Progress in showcasing all the great events and attractions that Downtown Atlanta has to offer.”

What:        Bikes & Bites – a car-free initiative during DARW

When:      Saturday, July 21
Complimentary bike valet will be set up from 7 to 11 p.m.

Where:     Utilize the VIP bike valet at 191 Peachtree Tower then dine in any of the 25 r  restaurants offering $25 and $35 three-course prix fixe menus. Reservations are strongly encouraged

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week (DARW) – Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 29, after 4 p.m. -- offers three-course meals at 25 Downtown restaurants for just $25 or $35 per person, plus tip, plus tax.

Only in Downtown can you enjoy this year’s participating restaurants including Alma Cocina, Atlanta Grill, BLT Steak, Café Circa, Der Biergarten, Glenn’s Kitchen, Georgia Peach Restaurant and Lounge, Legal Sea Foods, Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, No Mas! Cantina, Paschal's Restaurant, Peasant Bistro, Prime Meridian, Ray’s in the City, RED, ROOM, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, STATS, Sway, Ted’s Montana Grill, Terrace, Thrive, Trader Vic’s and Truva.

Each menu is specifically crafted for the event, and items may range from those selected from the restaurant’s regular menu or new culinary adventures, which spotlight the restaurant’s style and talent. There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch. Simply attend the restaurant of your choice during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week and select from a special three-course dinner menu, for $25 or $35 per person, plus tip, plus tax. Select restaurants will also offer signature cocktails in addition to the three-course menu.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged by calling the individual restaurants or booking online at http://www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week or on OpenTable at http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=83&m=16.

The 2012 Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Coca-Cola Company, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Groupon, OpenTable.com, Lexus, The Reynolds Group Inc. United Distributors and WABE 90.1 FM.

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