2020 Taste of East Aurora brings a new twist to an annual foodie favorite
Taste of EA Restaurant Week begins Sept. 21
Once again, the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is thinking outside the box to reinvent its annual events in an effort to help local businesses survive the pandemic.
First, it was the 2020 Virtual Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale.
Now the Chamber is putting its resources behind a new spin on its annual Taste of East Aurora foodie festival: Introducing the new Taste of East Aurora Restaurant Week, Sept. 21 – Sept. 26.
The Chamber will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 on The Roycroft Campus, across from The Roycroft Inn, 40 South Grove Street in East Aurora, to discuss details on the Taste of East Aurora Restaurant Week. Attending will be local officials, chamber representatives, and some participating food vendors. There will also be a small sampling of some of the foods available.
“So many festivals and special events have been canceled this year and the effect on local communities is crushing. Our mission as a chamber is to support and promote our members – as well as all of the communities we serve,” said Sandy Grunzweig, Chamber Board of Directors President and owner of the Marilla Country Store.
“Businesses are still hurting, most especially our local restaurants. Canceling our annual Taste of East Aurora was not an option we wanted to consider. So instead of throwing in the towel, we worked hard to reinvent it. Instead of a one-day festival along Main Street, we’re inviting people to come and experience our fantastic restaurants first hand for an entire week. We have more than 25 restaurants participating this year and they are ready to welcome you,” she said.
This new weeklong event will take place at participating area restaurants starting Monday, Sept. 21, and running through Saturday, Sept. 26.
“As we wade through these unprecedented times, it makes me so proud to live and work in East Aurora. The restaurant community here has taken extraordinary measures to not only guarantee the safety of our guests but to ensure that every person dining in our town has the
great hospitality experience for which we have become famous,” said Dan Garvey, Inn Manager of the Roycroft Inn. The Roycroft Inn is a sponsor of the Taste of East Aurora Restaurant Week.
“It will be so wonderful to have this new Taste of East Aurora for all of Western New York to enjoy. As Elbert Hubbard said, ‘East Aurora isn’t a place, it is a State of Mind’.”
Like typical restaurant week events, each participating restaurant is offering diners a special Taste of East Aurora Menu for those six days only. Menus cover a wide range of options and prices – choose from $10, $20, or $30 options.
Restaurant Week menus are available on our Participating Restaurants web page.
Also, visit the Taste of East Aurora’s Facebook page for daily updates from the Chamber and participating restaurants. Please note that some menus may change throughout the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 26.
We are proud to have this event sponsored by several of our local businesses: Absolut Care Aurora Park – Title Sponsor; West Herr Buick GMC Cadillac of East Aurora and Bee Group Newspapers – Presenting Sponsors; and the following Supporting Sponsors – Fieldstone Private Wealth, Greater Erie Federal Credit Union, The Roycroft Inn, Tops Markets, and UPD Dental Associates.
For more information on this event or the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the chamber at 652-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.