Yesterday the mayor announced a collaboration with foodie blog Taste Fresno that is aimed at getting locals to forego that desperate chain restaurant with its two for $20 deals and eat at a locally owned restaurant instead.
The initiative, called Local Bites, encourages those who eat out to consider eating local at least once a month. It’s a way for Fresnans to help out the Fresno economy while having fun, and perhaps discovering something new, at the same time. Check out this video announcing the initiative from NoNetwork.tv:
Mayor Swearengin will kick off the initiative Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at DiCicco’s on Blackstone and Divisadero. You’re invited to join her at DiCicco’s that night, or eat at another favorite local restaurant instead. Subsequent dinners with the mayor are:
Now. If there’s one thing people are passionate about, it’s food, so go ahead: give us (and the mayor) your local restaurant recommendations for future Local Bites dinners.