SHELBYKY – Oct. 2020 – In the mood for a culinary-driven night out, day trip, staycation or creative takeout options? Head to ShelbyKY Nov. 9-13 for the inaugural Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants in Shelby County, including popular stops Spotz Gelato, the Barrel Room and Bell House Restaurant, will offer specials; no coupons or tickets needed. Plus, diners who post on social media will be entered to win restaurant gift cards.


“ShelbyKY Tourism is more passionate than ever to serve the culinary and hospitality industries,” says ShelbyKY Tourism President/CEO Chenelle McGee. “The first Restaurant Week comes at a significant time. As we head into our slower tourist season, the restaurant industry has taken a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, studies show that when areas host a restaurant week, there is the potential to grow it into a wide-scale event that will have a ripple effect beyond the restaurant industry. We are excited to be leading the charge for that growth.”


Including ShelbyKY’s tap house, bakeries and coffee shops, ShelbyKY Tourism designed Restaurant Week to celebrate the food industry, keep customers shopping within Shelby County and encourage new guests to visit. Participating businesses may be found online, with new establishments added up to Nov. 9. McGee adds, “Become a culinary tourist! Simply pick a participating restaurant and ask for their Restaurant Week special for dine-in or takeout.”


Those who share food photos from Restaurant Week on social media will be entered to receive dining gift cards. Simply tag photos on Facebook or Instagram with #ShelbyKYEats or #VisitShelbyKY and be entered to win. There will be two daily winners that will receive a gift card from one of the participating restaurants and one Grand Prize winner that will receive a $100.00 gift card to a Shelbyville or Simpsonville restaurant of their choice.


About SHELBYKY - Shelbyville/Simpsonville/Shelby County, a community of small-town charm and world-class equestrian events, is the American Saddlebred Capital of the World. Home to 90-plus Saddlebred horse farms and breeding and training facilities, ShelbyKY gives visitors a rare peek into the world of the Saddlebred show horse. Attractions include Kentucky’s only designer outlet mall, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass; the antique, home accessory and furniture shops comprising “Design Destination”; Jeptha Creed Distillery; Bulleit Distillery; Talon Winery; and the Shelby County Community Theatre. ShelbyKY’s dining landscape includes culinary icons Science Hill Inn and Claudia Sanders Dinner House; overnight choices range from brand-name chain hotels to downtown lofts; and outdoor adventures. We invite you to follow #VisitShelbyKY and


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