A dog festival. Slice of Saugatuck. Tuesdays @ the Train.
You can’t say the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce just sits around exchanging business cards.
Now the organization — which takes its mandate to promote local businesses very broadly — announces its latest let’s-all-get-out-and-have-a-good-time idea.
“Supper & Soul” ties together a few of Westport’s favorite activities: eating out, concert going and drinking.
One ticket is good for a 3-course meal at one of 5 downtown restaurants; a concert at nearby Seabury Center, and a stop back at any of those same restaurants for happy hour-priced drinks. It’s all sponsored (appropriately enough) by lifestyle guru Mar Jennings.
“Supper & Soul” comes at a perfect time: the mid-winter doldrums. The first is set for Saturday evening, January 27.
The 5 restaurants are Amis, Boca, Rothbard Ale + Larder, Spotted Horse and Tavern on Main.
Featured entertainer Dana Fuchs heads out soon on a European tour. But first she’ll prowl the Seabury stage, pouring her heart into the microphone like Janis Joplin (or, I’m told, Robert Plant). Many Westporters know her from the Fairfield Theater Company.
Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The concert is at 8. Tickets can be bought online (click here); meal reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis through the chamber.
Chamber executive director Matthew Mandell calls the idea “date night in a bottle. Or just a chance to hang with friends.”
I call the idea very, very cool.