Take the Mercer Island Dine Local Challenge!

October 12, 2014 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here’s how you can support our local restaurants following the boil-water advisory.  Take the Mercer Island Dine Local challenge!

During the boil-water advisory, Mercer Island restaurants were required to close and then operate with limited menus until the alert was lifted. To help local restaurants make up for some of their losses, the City of Mercer Island in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce has launched a Dine Local campaign for the month of October.

You can help to spread the word about the campaign by participating in this Dine Local challenge:

Dine Local Challenge: Two ways to participate

1) Social Media: Visit a local restaurant. Take a selfie (or food photo) and post it to Facebook using #dinemercerisland. Tag your friends to challenge them to participate in the Dine Local Challenge. (No ice bucket required.)

2) Non-social media: Gather your friends and plan a breakfast, lunch, or dinner date at a local restaurant. Let the restaurant know that you’re supporting “Dine Local” Mercer Island.

Also check out the City of Mercer Island’s “5 Things You Can Do to Help” to participate in the Dine Local campaign.

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Download the City’s map and list of local restaurants here.

You might also consider visiting other local businesses on Mercer Island this month. Restaurants weren’t the only businesses affected by the boil-water advisory. Shopping centers downtown and on the south end were very quiet during the alert.  Thanks for your consideration of supporting “local!”