Mon, 2 October 2017
Coming up is a delectably exciting event on One Happy Island. For the entire month of October starting from October 1-31, the island of Aruba will celebrate Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Month. This is an event which encourages tourists to explore the culinary heritage of Aruba with locally inspired dishes.
On this episode, Maggie and I talk about what we know regarding Restaurant Month. Basically, it's a partnership with the tourism bureau to drum up more business for the participating restaurants. The entire goal is to draw in new customers who haven't been in the restaurant.
They will do lunch and dinner specials with reduced prices in a pre-fixed menu. I would have to say that some offer a pretty good value for your money, and some not so much. But don't quote me on that, you would to check for yourself to see. All the menus are available online on the website (link provided below). So before you walk in a restaurant, you'll know exactly what to expect.
During the podcast, I highlighted several places which I think nailed the idea of what Restaurant Month should be: providing value, having multiple selections, and well thought-out choices. For around 30 to 40 bucks, you will get a full meal for your money with an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert.
Lastly, next month marks the 3rd anniversary of One Happy Podcast. I'm inviting you all for a party on the 24th of October at Legends Pub. The details aren't set in stone yet, but I'll make sure to update all of you in future episodes so stay tuned!
On this episode of One Happy Podcast, you will:
- Get an idea which restaurants on Restaurant Month will give you the best bang for your buck.
- Get a rundown of the specific menu offerings from the aforementioned restaurants.
- Here what some restaurants do wrong
- Hear an announcement about One Happy Podcast's 3rd Anniversary celebration
Restaurants taking place in Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week:
Participating restaurants include: