...and continues benefitting the North County Food Bank

January 28 – February 3, 2018

Visit Escondido’s Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week is happening January 28 to February 3 at over 30 fantastic restaurants in historic downtown and all around town. Held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, this successful culinary tourism event happens during the last week in January and is celebrating its fifth year.

Southern California residents and visitors will enjoy scrumptious specials from Escondido’s highly acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries while savoring the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit their favorite places and create new experiences! There are no food themes or menu restrictions to what each restaurant can offer, so the range of diversity provides something for everyone.

“With over thirty local eateries offering unique specials, our restaurant week gives everyone the perfect excuse to finally get out to that great restaurant they haven’t tried yet, all while giving back,” said Katherine Zimmer, tourism manager for the City of Escondido.

Continuing to support of the North County Food Bank, each Dine Out Escondido! restaurant will donate $1 of every special they sell during this week to the North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank CEO James A. Floros said, “We are very grateful to the restaurants that are supporting our North County Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through the Dine Out Escondido! campaign. Children on the program receive free meals at school during the week, but face hunger over the weekend when school meals are unavailable. Funds raised through Dine Out Escondido! will help us provide weekend backpacks filled with food to elementary school children living in poverty.”

For details of participating restaurants and their specials, go to visitescondido.com

2018 Participating Restaurants – 32 total:

Downtown Escondido
A Delight of France Bakery & Bistro
Bellamy's Restaurant
Burger Bench
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
Cute Cakes Bakery & Café
Dominic's Italian Gourmet
EscoGelato
H Brothers
Jalapeño Grill
Joe's Italian
Kettle Coffee & Tea
La Tapatia
Mi Guadalajara
Plan 9 Alehouse
Rosie's Cafe
Sunny Side Kitchen
Suzy Q's Diner
The Continental Deli
The Grand Tea Room
These Islands
Vincent’s
Vinz Wine Bar

Around Town
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
Carin de Ria
Pegah’s Kitchen
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
The Sand Crab Tavern
The Wooden Spoon
Vintana Wine + Dine

Westfield North County
Famous Waffle Sandwich
Nordstrom Marketplace Café
On The Border

About the Food 4 Kids Backpack program:  
The North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty (Escondido's Lincoln Elementary is in the program). Kids on the program receive free breakfasts and lunches at school Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends.

The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday. Food items include: peanut butter; beans and franks; ravioli or stew in pop-top cans; soup; fruit bars; cereal; tuna fish pouches; juice boxes; fruit cups; raisins; granola bars; shelf-stable milk; and macaroni and cheese. Currently, the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program serves 1,733 elementary school students at 37 schools in 11 school districts. To feed one child for the entire school year costs $200; for one month it costs $22, and for one weekend it costs $5.50.
sandiegofoodbank.org/food4kids/

About Visit Escondido
Visit Escondido promotes Escondido’s great variety of attractions, events, and things to do in the heart of San Diego’s North County Inland area. Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and renowned events such as Cruisin’ Grand, as well as rural and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, diverse culinary experiences, and a vibrant historic downtown. Additionally, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the beautiful year-round climate including golf, hiking, biking, fishing, equestrian and sporting events.
Go to visitescondido.com for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information. The Visitors Center is located at 235 East Grand Avenue and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 760-839-4777