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Summer restaurant weeks start in Howard County, featuring around 40 businesses

The biannual Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages event kicks off Monday, this time featuring more than 10 Asian American Pacific Islander restaurants in a new partnership with the Howard County Asian American Pacific Islander Workgroup.

Asian American residents account for 18% of Howard County’s population and nearly 7% of the state population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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“We are beyond excited and grateful for this new partnership with the AAPI Business and Economic Development Committee,” said Amanda Hof, executive director for Visit Howard County, in a statement.

“This is a wonderful beginning to better showcase Howard County’s diverse cultural culinary offerings to visitors and residents alike, especially now in light of the challenges our small business community has faced.”

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Around the county, 40 restaurants and businesses are offering specialty menu items and beverages, as well as bundled meal packages, from July 12 through 25.

Lost Ark Distilling Company in Columbia is again providing hand sanitizer to participating restaurants to encourage safe dining amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“This summer, with our vaccination progress and record low COVID-19 cases, is the perfect time to step back out and experience everything our community has to offer — delicious food, amazing drinks and good company,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement.

“You can travel the world through the food and ambience here in Howard County, and we’re encouraging more of our locally owned restaurants to use the platform of restaurant weeks.”

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The participating restaurants and businesses as of Monday afternoon include:

New this year, Visit Howard County also is offering the chance to win restaurant gift certificates. Beginning Monday, people ages 18 and older can enter to win by following @VisitHoCoMD on Instagram and then sharing a photo of their Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages dining experience or meal with the #hocorwcb2021 hashtag.

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