Salt Lake City (September 10, 2013) – The 11th annual Downtown Dine O’ Round, presented by Nicholas & Company, begins Friday, September 12. Diners can sample two-item lunches for $5 or $10 or three-item dinners for $15 or $30 during a two-week span that includes three full weekends. This year a record 55 restaurants are participating.
Dine O’Round attendees may choose a three-item dinner for either $15 or $30, depending on the cost of typical entrees. Sampling three selections at such a significant discount lets people experience a wider selection of tastes than a single dish. This unique concept of Dine O’Round is designed to attract new diners to restaurants they have yet to experience, or to re-visit old favorites. Some restaurants will choose to put one of their staples on the Dine O’Round menu, while others may change the choice daily or weekly.

The Alliance coordinates this event each fall to bring new people downtown, as well as encourage downtown residents and office workers to explore what the city has to offer. “Dine O’Round is important to Nicholas and Company because the event gives validation to the viability and economic stability created by local organizations which are actively engaged in our community’” said Nicole Mouskondis, Co-CEO of Nicholas & Company, presenting sponsor of Dine O’Round. “ Our fantastic restaurateur partners who participate in Dine O’Round provide tremendous value to our vibrant city by showcasing the best culinary experiences we have within our geography.  Salt Lake City is rapidly becoming known for its quality dining options, culinary talent, and varied ethnic cuisines.”

Affirming their commitment to small and emerging businesses, American Express has continually sponsored Dine O’Round for over a decade. Diners are also offered the opportunity to win dinner for a year via a photo contest sponsored by CityWeekly. Hosted on the Downtown Alliance facebook timeline ( restaurant-goers can upload photos from their Dine O’Round experience to enter by using the hashtag: #DineORound.

The lunch crowd is not forgotten during Dine O’Round, with nearly half of the establishments putting together two-item meals for either $5 or $10. Adding lunch to the mix gives workers downtown, who may not often venture beyond their building, a good reason to sample the wide range of tastes downtown.

Restaurant-goers do not need to sign up for anything, carry any cards or coupons. All one needs to do is ask for the Dine O’Round menu from their server. However, they are certainly not limited to just the special menu: often diners will add on additional appetizers or drinks to further sample additional flavors.

2014 Dine O’Round Participants:

$ 5 Lunch
Salt Bistro
Tony Caputo's
$10 Lunch
Bistro 222
Caffe Molise
Cedars of Lebanon
Copper Onion
Even Stevens
The Green Pig Pub

$15 Dinner
Cedars of Lebanon
Christopher's Prime Patio & Bar
Even Stevens
The Green Pig Pub
Happy Sumo
Iggy's Sports Grill
Happy Sumo
Iggy's Sports Grill
Nordstrom 6th and Pine
Red Rock Brewing Co.
Salt Flats Grill & Taproom
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
Squatters Pub Brewery
The Garden Restaurant

$30 Dinner
Bistro 222
Caffe Molise
Caffe Niche
Christopher's Prime Steakhouse
Cucina Toscana
Eva's Bakery
J. Wong's Asian Bistro
Market Street Grill
Market Street Oyster Bar
Melting Pot
New Yorker
Oasis Café
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Star of India
Texas de Brazil
Tin Angel Café
Whiskey Street
Wild Grape Bistro
The Downtown Alliance is dedicated to building a dynamic and diverse community that is the regional center for culture, commerce and entertainment. For more information, visit