Howard County Restaurant Weeks 

Media Release

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Amanda Hof, Executive Director, Visit Howard County

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Visit Howard County


Howard County Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages


  • January 20th - February 2nd, 2020

  • Over thirty participating locations

  • Introducing Craft Beverages 

  • Fixed Price Menus 

  • Text-to-win restaurant gift certificates

Over 30 restaurants in and around Howard County are offering fifteen days of unique menus, tastings, and specialty craft beverages.

Ellicott City, MD (January 2020) 

Visit Howard County is bubbling up its semi-annual Restaurant Weeks promotion with the addition of Craft Beverages. Visit Howard County’s Restaurant Weeks & Craft Beverages runs January 20 - February 2, 2020. Howard County is quickly becoming one of Maryland’s hot spots for foodies. New restaurants such as Rathskeller in Elkridge and Cilantro’s Neighborhood Cantina in western Howard County and over 9 breweries and distilleries have brought exciting new energy to developing Howard County’s food and craft beverage scene. 

Restaurants, breweries, and distilleries across Howard County are serving up fresh and unique food and beverages. Participating locations are offering fixed-price menus and specialty local craft beverages (beverages, tax, gratuity not included, promotions and menus vary.) Over thirty businesses are participating, so there is sure to be something for every taste and budget. 

"Howard County Restaurant Weeks are the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try some of the incredible restaurants, breweries and distilleries across Howard County," said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. "There are more than 16,500 people working in the hospitality industry in our County, and it's an integral part of our growing economy. I encourage residents and visitors to take the time to try something new or visit an old favorite, with more than 30 establishments participating, there is something for everyone."

“There are thirty-five and counting participating locations including restaurants that are new to Howard County and restaurants that are participating for the first time,” said Amanda Hof, Executive Director for Visit Howard County, “We are especially excited to welcome our first distillery, Lost Ark Distilling Company, to the program. There are more choices than ever.”


Participating locations include:

AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar

Alexandra's American Fusion


Bolder Food/Drink

Cilantro’s Neighborhood Cantina
Clyde's of Columbia

Cured 18th & 21st 

Food Plenty

Great Sage

Grille 620

Hudson Coastal

The Iron Bridge Wine Co 

Kelsey's Restaurant

Kloby's Smokehouse

La Palapa

Lib's Grill Maple Lawn
Lost Ark Distilling

Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

Manor Hill Tavern

Nora's Mediterranean Restaurant



Seasons 52


The Ale House Columbia

The County Cork Wine Pub

The Elkridge Furnace Inn

The Kings Contrivance 

The Melting Pot

The Turn House

The White Oak Tavern

Tino's Italian Bistro & Wine Bar

Victoria Gastro Pub

Walrus Oyster & Ale House

Mutiny Bar & Restaurant

5485 Restaurant & Bar

Rams Head Savage

View menus and full list at

Howard County Restaurant Weeks and Craft Beverages fans can enter to win gift certificates from Howard County restaurants when they text, ‘HOCORW’ to 555888. View drawing details at

About Visit Howard County

Visit Howard County (501c6 not-for-profit) is recognized by Howard County Government and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development as the official Destination Marketing Organization for Howard County, Maryland and funded by a legislated portion of the county hotel tax, allocated through Howard County Government. Visit Howard County’s mission is to be the lead organization to market and develop the County as a premier leisure and business travel destination.

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