Visit Bucks County Launches the First-Ever, Countywide ‘Restaurant Week’

BUCKS COUNTY, PA (March 26, 2018) – Bucks County’s diverse dining districts have joined forces for the inaugural Bucks County Restaurant Week. From April 29th to May 5th, locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to sample the finest cuisine from the County’s top eateries at discounted prices.

With more than 60 restaurants, pubs and bistros spanning more than 20 different towns throughout the County, avid foodies can look forward to exploring a variety of culinary experiences. Participating restaurants will offer three-course, prix fixe dinner menus featuring signature dishes and delectable desserts for guests to enjoy at a special rate of $25 or $35 per person.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Patrons can utilize the official Bucks County Restaurant Week OpenTable page to secure their seat at the County’s most popular restaurants.

Bucks County Restaurant Week is a BYOB event, allowing guests to bring their favorite brews or wines to complement their meals. Visit Bucks County has also partnered with Lyft to give existing and new users a 25% discount off one ride when using code EATINBUCKSCO throughout the week.

For an up-to-date list of all participating restaurants and to learn more about Bucks County Restaurant Week, visit


Daniel Lopez, Communications Coordinator

Visit Bucks County

215 639 0300 ext. 224

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About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motor coach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 215-639-0300, visit or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to PARX Casino).

Daniel Lopez, Communications Coordinator


3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA  19020
(215) 639-0300, ext. 224
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Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, which provides Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, today announced a partnership with Mrs. Fields Cookies, who is known for their warm, freshly baked cookies right out of the oven.  Mrs. Fields will offer two of its most desired items – freshly baked cookies and brownies – at both venues.


The newly branded carts, which are located on the concourse at Boardwalk Hall and exhibit floor of the Atlantic City Convention Center, will debut this week at the NJSIAA High School Wrestling Championships and the 2018 Atlantic City Boat Show respectively.


“We are excited to bring America’s favorite gourmet cookies and brownies to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall and its meeting and convention hub, Atlantic City Convention Center,” said Chris Garrow, Co-owner of Casino Cookie Empire, LLC, a licensed franchisee of Mrs. Fields.  “In addition to the many options both these venue already offer, you will now be able to treat yourself to a taste of American culinary history with Mrs. Fields!" 


“Mrs. Fields brand cookies are sweet addition to the food and beverage options we offer our customers here at Boardwalk Hall.  A fresh baked cookie or brownie is a nice way to end a meal, or hold you over until the next one,” said Spectra’s Jim Wynkoop, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall.


Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.


About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at


About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit Follow us on Twitter at


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Keeping the Streak Alive:

Lautrec Restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Earns Forbes Five-Star Rating for an Amazing Tenth Year



FARMINGTON, PA. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Lautrec restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has been honored with a highly coveted Five-Star status in the 2018 Forbes Travel Guide listing of star rating winners. This is Lautrec’s tenth consecutive Five-Star rating in the prestigious guide.

Lautrec opened in 1997 and the restaurant’s first Five-Star honor came in 2009. Since that time, Lautrec has solidified itself as one of the world’s top dining establishments, continuously earning Forbes’ highest rating. This year’s list includes just 64 Five-Star restaurants worldwide and only three in Pennsylvania.

“The entire Nemacolin team is so pleased that our efforts continue to be recognized at the highest level by the prestigious Forbes rankings” said Chris Bird, the resort’s general manager. “We strive to deliver the finest service and quality experiences to all our guests, and we set the bar higher and higher each year. We’re thrilled that for 10 years, Lautrec has ranked among the finest restaurants not only in Pennsylvania and not just in the United States, but in the entire world.”

Under the guidance of executive chef and Pennsylvania native Kristin Butterworth, Lautrec has redefined European-American cuisine. Butterworth, who last week was named a semifinalist in the James Beard Award (in the category of “Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic”), trained under some of the finest chefs in America. But her very first job was as a short-order cook at a small family restaurant in her hometown, and she takes great pride in presenting Lautrec’s guests with an incredibly innovative yet approachable menu.

“We take foods that people are familiar with from the farm to their table,” says Butterworth. “But we go a step further by reinventing those foods and serving them in new and innovative ways that most people have never even imagined.”

On Lautrec achieving five-star status for a tenth time, Butterworth says, “The cool thing about Nemacolin is that we’re the underdog of Forbes Five-Star restaurants. We’re not in New York, we’re not in Chicago, but we’re doing it really well.”

The Forbes judges aren’t the only ones who think so. By once again receiving the highest ranking from Forbes, Lautrec is in a select group of only 30 restaurants in the world to hold both the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award and the impressive AAA Five-Diamond award, which was announced today. With Butterworth at the helm, Lautrec and its entire team continues to impress guests while adding to its vast collection of honors and awards.

Lautrec isn’t the only part of the Nemacolin collection of luxury experiences to boast that coveted five-star/five-diamond rating. Falling Rock, the 42-room boutique hotel that pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright, also earned “fives” in the lodging categories of both the Forbes and AAA rankings.

For more information or to make dining reservations, please contact a Resort Sales Specialist at 866-399-6957 or visit

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Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a four-season playground nestled within 2,000 acres. Nemacolin offers diverse lodging options, including the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an art collection of various mediums. The adventurer may choose from a range of activities: Pete Dye-designed golf, fly-fishing or off-road driving. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts 32,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats. For more information, please visit


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Mindy Bianca

Mindy Bianca Public Relations


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