Summer program from the Chamber of Commerce:
Dining out in Carbondale is a little bit more tasty this summer thanks to a program of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. “Eat Local and Win,” a summer dining passport program looks to reward diners for enjoying meals in Carbondale restaurants now through the end of August.
Patrons of 16 area eateries can earn punches on a special dining passport every time they visit a new restaurant and spend at least $7. The more punches they earn, the greater their odds of winning gift cards to participating restaurants. This is the second year the Chamber has organized the Eat Local and Win program.
With just five visits to participating restaurants, participants can turn in their passports and get a single entry in the end-of-summer drawing. Ten or more punches give diners three entries in the contest. Three entrants will each receive a $25 gift card from a restaurant, one participant will receive gift cards from five restaurants totaling $125 and the contest’s grand prize winner will win eight gift cards with a total value of $200.
The passport punch cards are available at the Chamber office, online at www.carbondalechamber.com or at participating restaurants, which include Cool Spoons, Cristaudo’s Bakery, Fat Bottom Betty’s, Fat Patties, Giant City Lodge, Global Gourmet, Gloria Jean’s, Hunan, Longbranch Café, Mary Lou’s Grill, Neighborhood Co-op, Pagliai’s Pizza and Pasta, S&B’s Burger Joint, Tequila’s, Thai Taste and Underground Barrel Room.
More information on the Eat Local and Win program, which runs through Aug. 31, is available by calling the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce at (618) 549-2146.