Over 27,000 diners participated in the inaugural Detroit Restaurant Week. It's official: DRW is a smashing success!
Many chefs were quoted as saying this is one of the "best promotions" they've ever been involved with and that they were at capacity "every night." Reports came back that there was not a single reservation available at any of the participating restaurants for its final weekend in September. The local buzz was tremendous.
Let's do it again!
Restaurant Week will be held twice next year in anticipation of increased growth and interest. Details will be available here as they progress, so keep checking!
In the meantime, a heartfelt congratulations to every single person involved who helped make this a success. And a big fat "nyah-nyah" to outsiders who have claimed that Detroit has no dining culture!