Restaurant Week: Meet the Culinary Artists of Mt Vernon-Lisbon
September 15 - September 24
Spend September 15-24 in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon area during Restaurant Week. This is your opportunity to get to know the culinary artists of Mount Vernon and Lisbon!
Spread the word and RSVP on Facebook.
Main Street Iowa’s first Restaurant Week is Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 24. This 10-day event encourages Iowans to travel to and dine in Main Street communities across the state. During Restaurant Week, nearly 150 restaurants in 16 communities will feature a variety of special dining offers. Diners can share their experiences by using #MSIRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Twitter.
In Mount Vernon and Lisbon, 18 restaurants are participating in restaurant week and offering specials during this statewide event. Local volunteers created a “Meet the Culinary Artists of Mount Vernon and Lisbon” campaign that includes a Restaurant Passport challenging diners to eat at as many of the 18 participating restaurants as possible during the 10-day event. Each person who eats at 5 of the 18 restaurants can turn in the passport to any participating restaurant to enter a drawing for a two-night stay in Mount Vernon courtesy of Sleep Inn & Suites (subject to availability).
“We have known for a long time that our restaurants each offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience,” said Joe Jennison, Director of Main Street and Marketing for the CDG. “Restaurant Week offers a showcase to highlight them all. And we are inviting the entire state to come and meet the Culinary Artists of Mount Vernon and Lisbon!”
Restaurant Week Participants:
- Addy’s Public House – Lisbon
- Baxa’s Sutliff Store and Tavern – Lisbon
- Big’s BBQ Brew Pub – Mt Vernon
- Bill’s Tap – Lisbon
- Bon Appetit at Cornell College – Mt Vernon
- Chameleon’s – Mt Vernon
- Fuel – Mt Vernon
- Gwen’s – Lisbon
- Java Hut – Mt Vernon
- Lincoln Wine Bar – Mt Vernon
- The Local Crumb – Mt Vernon
- Mount Vernon Confections – Mt Vernon
- Palisades Cafe – Mt Vernon
- The Perfect Blend – Mt Vernon
- Pizza Palace – Mt Vernon
- Scorz – Mt Vernon
- Skillet Café – Mt Vernon
- Sutliff Cider – Lisbon
About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.
About Main Street
The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.