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Marietta Main Street starts Octoberfeast

Marietta Main Street’s Octoberfeast, a celebration of local restaurants in the downtown area, is underway.

Started on Sunday and running through Saturday, Oct. 23, this two-week celebration of all things food invites diners to download an Octoberfeast Bingo Card at Marietta Main Street’s website, mariettamainstreet.org, pick one up at any of the participating restaurants or at the Marietta Main Street office inside the Armory.

Participants can dine at four restaurants in a line in any direction, plus one of their choice for five recorded local dining purchases. The Bingo Card can be turned in to any of the participating restaurants to be entered to win one of three grand prizes, which include gift cards and merchandise from the restaurants. There is no limit on Bingo Card submissions.

Octoberfeast is sponsored by PrimeLending and Cinderelli’s Cleaning.

Partcipating restaurants include: 740 Social, Austyn’s Restaurant, Boathosue BBQ, Busy Bee Restaurant, Gator’s Pub, Jeremiah’s Coffee House, Levee House Bistro, McKenna’s Market, Over the Moon Pub & Pizza, Tampico Mexican Restaurant, The Cozy Kitchen, The Gallery, The Original Pizza Place, Third Street Deli, Tiber Way Grille and Tonya’s Country Kitchen.

Many of the participating restaurants are offering special entrees or drinks during the two weeks.

“We want to show our love and support to downtown restaurants in a way that allows our community to explore various local cuisines,” said Morgan West, Marietta Main Street board member, in a press release. “Our bingo card format is a simple guide to some of the best dining options in town. We aim to support our restaurant community in a way that is safe and effective despite our challenges over the last year. We hope Octoberfeast encourages our community to support restaurants owned by our very own friends and family. This event is a great way to try new foods and thank employees that are the backbone of our downtown restaurant community.”

“Our small business community is strong and our downtown restaurants have endured — and continue to endure — managing the health and safety of their staff with that of the community while maintaining high standards of customer service, food preparation, and warm, inviting atmospheres,” said Cristie Thomas, executive director of Marietta Main Street, in a press release. “Despite staffing shortages and the challenges of food costs and shipping delays, our restaurant owners continue to think on their feet to keep their doors open and provide our community with food service they know and love.”

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