Valentine Restaurant Facts

Valentine’s Day may be over, but its impact is still felt through out the restaurant world. research by the National Restaurant Association shows that Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday to dine out, after Mother’s Day.

Here’s a few facts about Valentine’s Day demographics, brought to you by examiner.com.

When it comes to choosing a restaurant for that special meal, consumers’ top three deciding factors are the familiarity of a favorite eatery, a romantic setting, and special menu offerings.

Younger adults are more likely to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day meal at a restaurant than older adults.
33 % of 18-34-year olds, and 39 % of 35-44-year olds say they plan to dine out for a Valentine’s Day meal, compared with 27 % of those 55 and older
42 % say they pick their favorite restaurant or their companion’s favorite restaurant for their special meal
21 % select a restaurant with a romantic atmosphere, 13 % select restaurants that offer special menus or promotions
12 % agree to restaurants picked by their companion
11 % select a restaurant they haven’t been to before
For younger consumers, a romantic atmosphere carries more weight when choosing a restaurant on Valentine’s Day than it does for older adults. 39 % of 18-34-year olds said that was the most important factor for them, compared with only 8 % of those 65 and older.

Valentine’s Day – What will you do?

Just after lunch in the second grade, Mary is walking back to class. I have some sweetheart candies for her. Hurry, give them to her before any one else sees.

Several billion sweetheart candies will be made for Valentine’s Day.

So what will you do with your sweetheart this year? Time together is the most valued gift for adult couples. My choice is dinner at a locally owned restaurant. Wine, a good meal and romantic conversation. Wonderful!

Courtney’s Friday Night Music Series

If you are in Elizabeth City on Fridays next month, check out Courtney’s Friday Night Music Series! Featuring Accoustic acts from 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. every Friday night starting in February 2012, featuring artists like Kevin Kelley, Phil Watson, Nick Simmons, and more! There will be food and drink specials as well! Check out Courtney’s here.

Courtney’s Restaurant and Lounge is a great place to enjoy your favorite American Cuisine. Located in the Quality Inn at 522 S. Hughes Blvd. in Elizabeth City, Courtney’s is a beautiful restaurant and lounge that has become popular with locals and travelers. The restaurant serves a variety of foods with daily specials. Stop in the lounge for a relaxing drink or join the fun with a D.J. or live band on Friday and Sarturday nights. Sporting events can be viewed on one of numerous wide screen TVs. A full menu is served in the lounge.
Courtney’s also has banquet rooms and caters weddings, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, family reunions, business meetings and training sessions. The staff at Courtney’s will be sure to make your catering event a success.

522 S. Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 338-3951 Click here for map and directions

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New Year’s Eve at an Independent Restaurant

Your local independent restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your New Year’s Eve Celebration. Many independent restaurants will offer a special menu with reasonable prices. Others will offer live entertainment, a New Year’s toast and an early morning breakfast. You will have a great time and you will be supporting your local economy when you celebrate New Year’s Eve at a local independent restaurant. Another bonus is that you will not have to drive far. Be safe and be happy this New Year’s Eve!

Old Christmas Celebration on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Have some fun and eat delicious food at the First Annual Old Christmas Festival January 5th and 6th. Sponsored by The Outer Banks Relief Foundation, all proceeds from these events are used to assist citizens who are burdened with financial difficulties due to debilitating desease or a family tragedy. Here is a list of events:

January 5th  Old Christmas Festival at Duck Woods Country Club  4:00 pm-7:30 pm  $20  Family friendly light buffet with holiday entertainment, bake offs, and a recycled Christmas tree contest.

January 6th Christmas Dinner and Live Auction  Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant  5:30pm -9:00pm $35  Taste of the North Restaurants vs. Taste of the South Restaurants Contest.  Who will win? You decide. Live music and a live art auction including works from local artists.

For more information go to www.outerbanksrelieffoundation.com or call 252-261-2004.

Ginger Bread Village

What’s better than a ginger bread house? How about a ginger bread village? Kristy started making gingerbread houses several years ago to the delight of her children. This year she created more excitement by creating a gingerbread village.

Bring your children to Kristy’s Place in Edenton to view the gingerbread village. You may find that you are the one gazing at the village with wonder in your eyes.

Check out Kristy’s Place at Community Restaurants.com