Grab Your Forks, Get Set, Go…”DineOut” Discounts Start Sunday!

The Santa Maria Valley’s “Restaurant Week” is almost upon us! Indeed, beginning Sunday, January 13, the region launches “DineOut: Santa Maria Style,” a week of discounted dining and wine tasting at participating Santa Maria Valley businesses.

Here’s how it works: Patrons are invited to mention the “DineOut: Santa Maria Style” promotion at participating restaurants, and then receive a 15 percent discount off their meal ticket (excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity). And those who mention the promotion at participating winery tasting rooms will receive a two-for-one tasting.

“The event dates were chosen to coincide with California Restaurant Month, a successful statewide promotion that benefits food and wine establishments during the winter season,” says Gina Keough, manager of the Santa Maria Valley Visitor & Convention Bureau, which is coordinating the promotion.

Participating restaurants offering a 15 percent savings on meals are The Garden Room Restaurant at the Historic Santa Maria Inn; The Vintner’s Bar & Grill at the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria; Straw Hat Pizza on North Broadway; and Rooney’s Irish Pub in Orcutt.

Participating wineries offering two-for-one tastings include Foxen Winery and Vineyard; Cambria Winery; Byron Winery; and Riverbench Vineyard and Winery.

Deals like this taste especially sweet when you’re in barbecue country. The promotion runs through Sunday, January 20, and more information may be found at Bon appetit!