County Executive


Prince George's County, Maryland

“Taste of TNI” will Launch First Prince George’s County Restaurant Week, March 29 – April 5


For Immediate Release: 3/26/2014 6:00 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson | 240-619-9400

Upper Marlboro, MD –  Fantastic dining in Prince George’s County is on the menu. Prince George’s County Restaurant Week, which will run from Saturday, March 29 – Saturday, April 5, will be kicked off with a tasting event at Bladensburg High School, 4200 57th Ave, Bladensburg, MD  on Friday March 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Over 20 restaurants from around Prince George’s County will be serving samples of their cuisines representing different tastes from a diversity of cultures from around world.  Tickets for the “Taste of TNI” will be available at the door. The cost per person will be $10, with proceeds going to support the Bladensburg High School Culinary Arts Program. Children under the age of seven will be granted free admission, along with County residents who can provide proof they live in one of the six designated Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) areas.

“Dining in Prince George’s County has arrived and it is time for us to display the amazing culinary talents that are turning our neighborhoods into unique food destinations not to be missed,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. “With all the exciting developments and progress happening here in the County, this is a great time to promote the vast dining and incredible cuisine that residents, visitors, and “foodies” can find here. I Restaurant week logo courtesy of http://www.pgcedc.com/news/189-restaurant-week-2014encourage everyone in the County and Region to dine out in Prince George’s County over the next two weeks and continue to support our incredible local restaurants throughout the year.”

What started out as a good idea for community engagement by County Executive Baker’s Bladensburg/Riverdale Park Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) team has blossomed into a partnership with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation and the Prince George’s County Conference and Visitors Bureau to focus on attracting diners to restaurants county-wide.  The seven-day celebration features prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at more than 20 participating restaurants representing diverse cuisines from cultures around the world. Menu and pricing options vary per restaurant.  A complete list of participating restaurants can be found on the County’s official Restaurant Week Web site at http://www.pgcedc.com/news/189-restaurant-week-2014  

The “Taste of TNI” kick-off event is being held at Bladensburg High School, home to a culinary arts program that provides students with training and education in the culinary and restaurant industry.  Bladensburg’s Culinary Arts Program is one of the largest high school culinary arts programs in the country.  In addition to tasting the offerings provided by the participating restaurants, attendees will also be able to witness cooking presentations and demonstrations by culinary students.