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Carroll County Restaurant Week gives local businesses hope for a boost

This coming week, from Aug. 11 to 17, locals will have the opportunity to try special deals at over two dozen establishments participating in Carroll County Restaurant Week.

The end of summer often serves as a slow time for restaurants, as people want to get in those last-minute trips to the beach before school starts and fall arrives. Restauarant Week aims to help boost business in that slow period.

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Participating restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus, meals offered at a fixed price, from open to close throughout the week.

“This is, historically, a slow time of year for restaurants. So, by offering specials, where they can try to attract people to come to them, they’re not only getting business at a time where maybe they wouldn’t because of how slow it is," Chamber of Commerce President Mike McMullin said, “but they’re also given an incentive for folks to come and discover them. One of these local restaurants need to be discovered, some are already fan favorites, but I think it’s a great thing because it’s a slower time of the year for them.”

In another boost for local consumers, Restaurant Week overlaps with Maryland’s tax-free shopping week.

Locations participating in Carroll County Restaurant Week are listed below:

  • Baldwin’s Station: 7618 Main St., Sykesville, 410-795-1041
  • Basta Pasta: 5957 Exchange Drive, Eldersburg, 443-920-3477
  • Bistro 91: 3000 Gamber Road, Finksburg, 410-861-8841
  • Blue: Bistro & Catering: 330 One Forty Village Road, Westminster, 410-871-0900
  • Bullock’s Country Family Restaurant: 2020 Sykesville Road, Westminster, 410-857-3563
  • The Buttersburg Inn: 9 N. Main St., Union Bridge, 410-775-9939
  • The County Cork Wine Pub: 1716 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, 410-970-8110
  • Cryin’ Johnnies: 235 S. Main St., Mount Airy, 301-829-6555
  • E.W. Beck’s: 7565 Main St., Sykesville, 410-795-1001
  • Flick’s Pub: 100 Antrium Blvd., Taneytown, 410-756-6400
  • JeannieBird Baking Company: 42 W. Main St., Westminster, 443-201-8538
  • Liberatore’s Ristorante & Catering: 6300 Georgetown Blvd., Eldersburg, 410-781-4114
  • The Links at Challedon: 6166 Challedon Circle, Mount Airy, 301-829-3000
  • Maggie’s: 310 E. Green St., Westminster, 410-848-1441
  • Memories Charcoal House: 403 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy, 301-829-2264
  • Molli’s Cafe: 199 E. Main St., Westminster, 443-201-9523
  • Mount Airy Inn: 1401 S. Main St., Mount Airy, 301-829-1400
  • The Mt. Airy Tavern: 1001 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy, 301-829-3212
  • Nora’s Grill and Bistro: 6300 Georgetown Blvd., Sykesville, 410-988-3350
  • O’Lordans Irish Pub: 14 Liberty St., Westminster, 410-876-0000
  • Paradise Ristorante: 20 Distillery Dr., Westminster, 410-876-1421
  • Rafael’s Restaurant: 32 W. Main St., Westminster, 410-840-1919
  • RockSalt Grille: 65 W. Main St., Westminster, 410-861-6400
  • Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering: 1043 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, 410-795-8400
  • The Stables Restaurant & Lounge: 452 E. Main St., Westminster, 410-840-8181
  • Sweet Simplici-Tea: 7540 Main St., Sykesville, 410-548-7676
  • Tim Thai Restaurant: 17 E. Main St., Westminster, 410-386-0607
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