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Destination Bryan kicks off Restaurant Month to support local restaurants

Typically, the city celebrates Restaurant Week. This year, they’re elevating it to a whole month.
Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 4:18 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Destination Bryan kicked off its Restaurant Month event Monday to help support local restaurants.

Organizers say they are elated to highlight the restaurants around town and that it’s a wonderful way for folks to try new places and support local businesses that have been struggling in the last year.

Rx Pizza Owner Jake Mitchell says this is a great opportunity to reunite with his customer base.

“It’s great for us. Anything to give us the opportunity to showcase our restaurant, showcase some new fun food ideas or specials in the restaurant is great,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell says when service moved to take-out only, it was difficult to adapt because his restaurant was based around fresh, hot pizza right out of the wood-fired oven.

“I think it’s been tough on all restaurants, both the staff and owners. But we’ve been pushing through and here we are getting close to a year into it,” said Mitchell.

Rami Cerone, owner of Caffe Capri, says he just added partitions in his restaurant and officially opened up ten tables inside for customers to come and dine.

Cerone says he is looking forward to this next month and hopes it can bring in more of a customer base.

“The energy you feel, and then the finances, you know, not worrying about the next bill that’s coming up and hoping you have a good weekend to make it work,” said Cerone. “So all those things are things we’re looking forward to in 2021.”

Below is a press release from Destination Bryan, explaining Restaurant Month:

Destination Bryan is pleased to announce Bryan Restaurant Month presented by Engel & Völkers, a highlight of the diverse culinary offerings in Bryan. We invite the community to visit participating restaurants throughout the month of February to take advantage of special offerings and a chance to win 1 of 3 Bryan staycation packages. Each time a participant checks in at a local restaurant using their Bryan Restaurant Month Passport, ENGEL & VÖLKERS will donate $1 to the Brazos Valley Food Bank, up to $1000.

If participants check into at least 15 participating restaurants by February 28, they will earn 1 entry to win a Bryan staycation package. If they check in at every participating restaurant by the end of February, participants will earn 2 bonus entries. Staycation packages include stays at The Stella Hotel, Best Western Premier, Tru by Hilton, restaurant and retail gift cards, and tickets to Aggieland Safari.

“Bryan Restaurant Month is not only a great opportunity to showcase the incredible restaurants to our community, but is also a chance to give back.” said Katelyn Brown, Community Engagement Manager for Destination Bryan. “We are excited to partner with Engel & Volkers for the donations to the Brazos Valley Food Bank and look forward to encouraging community members to support local businesses for a good cause. Bryan Restaurant Month is a good opportunity to try a new restaurant, share your favorite place with friends and help boost the local economy.”

The Bryan Restaurant Month Pass is now open. Sign up for free to gain access to deals, earn entries for prizes, and make an impact in our community.

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