Do Lunch Downtown


Friday, April 1, 2011


DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG, MB—Office workers and Winnipeggers are invited to do lunch downtown at 23 different restaurants in the month of April, as the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ’s new restaurant event, Do Lunch Downtown, kicks off Monday, April 4.

Twenty-three restaurants will feature specially priced entrees over the lunch hour from April 4 to 29. Patrons also have the opportunity to enter to win a $500 restaurant tour with gift certificates to 20 different restaurants.

“Winnipeg is known for its great restaurants, and downtown is no exception! Winnipeggers love to eat out, and this is a chance for downtown workers especially to venture out of their offices now that the weather is warming up and try a few new restaurants on their lunch break,” says Stefano Grande, Downtown BIZ executive director.

Groups of six or more can book a special restaurant tour for their office. Contact Rose at the Downtown BIZ at 958-4636 or to arrange a tour guide to meet you and take you aboard the Downtown Spirit shuttle bus to your dining destination and back to your office within one hour (resource permitting).

Participating restaurants appeal to a range of tastes: Amici, the Beachcomber, East India Pub & Eatery, Boston Pizza at cityplace, the Chocolate Shop, Dessert Sinsations, Finn’s Pub, 4Play, The Ground Floor Urban Diner, Hu’s Asian Bistro, Hy’s Steakhouse, Garry Street Keg Steakhouse, Lobby on York, Lounge at the Fairmont, Modern, Muddy Waters, Old Spaghetti Factory, Palm Lounge at The Fort Garry Hotel, Pony Corral on St. Mary, the Rib Room, Best Western Charterhouse Café & Lounge, Samurai Restaurant and Shannon’s Irish Pub.

The restaurant event is a spin-off from the sold-out summer Downtown Spirit Restaurant Tours that the BIZ ran at one restaurant every Tuesday for 11 weeks. Do Lunch Downtown allows more restaurants to participate over four weeks.

To enter the contest to win a $500 downtown restaurant tour, visit any of the participating restaurants and leave a business card or ask for a ballot. The winner will be announced May 2 on 102 Clear FM.

For a list of special promotional menu items, visit