PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, FLA. (September 05, 2018) – Southwest Florida foodies rejoice as the popular “Let’s Eat! – Englewood” Restaurant Week returns to Englewood for the fourth year. About 20 local restaurants and eateries will participate in the annual, two-week long event, which offers guests an exclusive, affordable menu featuring seasonal local flavors of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. “Let’s Eat! – Englewood” is a great opportunity to take in a culinary adventure through the community without breaking the bank. Visitors and locals alike can taste test the delicious destination, trying a variety of restaurants at a fraction of the cost. The two-week long event, held September 14 through September 28, offers a selection of restaurants where three-course dinners will be served for $25 and two-course lunches for $13.

A sampling of restaurants participating include seafood establishments like Farlow’s on the Water and  Leverock’s Restaurant offer innovative variations of seafood specialties. Ephesus Mediterranean Grill serves authentic Turkish cuisine and some say the area’s best. The Sandbar Tiki & Grille is fast becoming recognized for its slow-cooked barbecue as well as seafood favorites. Mango Bistro on Englewood’s Dearborn Street is popular for its healthy, innovative and delicious meals served in a fun, European atmosphere with tropical flair and flavor. 

Within the 20 participating restaurants, there’s waterfront cafes, fine dining locales and fresh seafood eateries. For more information on the “Let’s Eat! – Englewood” Restaurant Week and to view a full list of participating area restaurants, visit www.letseatenglewood.com.  

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ABOUT PUNTA GORDA / ENGLEWOOD BEACH
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda /Englewood Beach is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty. In 2014, Port Charlotte was named the top “U.S. Best Value Destination” by Trivago (the world’s largest online hotel search site), and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com. The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) with private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). For more information on visiting Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach visit http://PureFlorida.com or call1-800-652-6090.
 
CONTACTS:
Jennifer Huber                                                 
Tourism Public Relations Manager                                                           
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau                         

(941) 743-1900 or jennifer.huber@charlottecountyfl.gov
 
Melissa Cederquist
Public Relations Manager
Aqua Marketing & Communications
(239) 398-3019 or Melissa@welcometoaqua.com