NEW: ‘Dine Central Falls’ Kicks Off
Thursday, October 18, 2012
"Dine Central Falls" celebrates the city’s dining scene, showcasing a variety of fare, from Colombian to Mexican and Chinese to classic comfort food. The event is being organized by members of the Theta II class of Leadership Rhode Island, in conjunction with Governor Chafee’s municipal team, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) and the City of Central Falls.
While much of the focus usually is on the city's financial struggles (or Viola Davis and other celebrities supporting its small community library), it's time for the restaurants to have their time in the spotlight.
Dine Central Falls
This weekend, from October 18-20, diners can expect to pay $9.95 or less for meals at 10 participating restaurants including 3 Amigos, El AnTojo, El Paisa Restaurant & Bar, Georgia’s Restaurant, La Casona Restaurant, Sparky’s, Stanley’s, Taqueria Lupita and the Madeira Club.. To check on updates, go to the Dine Central Falls Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DineCentralFalls. Please note that some restaurants accept cash only, so diners should check the website in advance.
Kick Off Thursday evening
State politicans and other local leaders will gather tonight to celebrate and promote the event, at El Paisa Restaurant at 5pm. The guest list includes Governor Lincoln Chafee, Congressman David Cicilline, Leadership RI Executive Director Mike Ritz, members of Leadership RI Theta II class, Paisa Restaurant Owner Cesar Zulueta, La Casona Restaurant owner Gloria Arboleda, Central Falls Chief of Staff Gayle Corrigan as well as city officials and local leaders.
"A key part of my economic development plan and priorities is to support and revitalize our main street communities like Central Falls,” said Governor Chafee. “By increasing economic activity in our urban communities we open the doors to help Rhode Island’s greater economy grow and prosper.”
Stimulating the economy and the palate
“We are excited for local residents, as well as diners from surrounding communities, to come revisit old favorites and – best of all – try new places,” said Pauline Bellavance, one of the event Project Leaders. “Dine Central Falls will stimulate both the economy and the palate.”
“Food is the heart and soul of a community.” said Mike Ritz, Executive Director, Leadership Rhode Island. “Dine Central Falls is a delicious way for all of us to commune together as a state as we enjoy food from 27 restaurants in one-square mile. Raise a toast in celebration of this community’s passion, entrepreneurship, and spirit!”
“We are extremely excited to host the first annual Dine Central Falls,” said Steve Larrick, Planning and Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Central Falls. “This is one event you do not want to miss, and you are sure to discover some hidden gems.”
For more information, go to Dine Central Falls' Facebook page, here.
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