Com­mu­nity in­vited to dine al fresco dur­ing Kutz­town’s Din­ner on Main.

Kutz­town restau­rants pre­pare menus; din­ner ta­bles to be set up along West Main Street

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Kutz­town restau­rants pre­pare their finest menu on Aug. 3 for the 4th an­nual Din­ner on Main.

Hosted by Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship, Din­ner on Main, start­ing at 6 p.m., show­cases the var­i­ous local restau­rants serv­ing the Kutz­town area by invit­ing par­tic­i­pants to set up along the 200 block of West Main Street and serve a se­lect menu to event at­ten­dees.

“The event orig­i­nally ran as a Kutz­town Bi­cen­ten­nial event, but due to pop­u­lar­ity, the Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship elected to make it an an­nual event,” said Shena Hes­sel­bein, Of­fice Man­ager, Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship. “It’s gen­eral pur­pose is to raise funds for the Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship’s pro­grams and ini­tia­tives, but it also serves to pro­mote the local restau­rants and pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties to get to­gether and just have a good time.”

Last year, Din­ner on Main at­tracted more than 1,000 guests.

This year, the event has grown in pop­u­lar­ity as 11 local restau­rants have reg­is­tered to par­tic­i­pate in­clud­ing Betty’s, Camillo’s Ital­ian Restau­rant, Four Mon­keys Cof­fee, Golden Avalanche Brew­ing Com­pany, Hive Cafe, Kutz­town FOE, K’town Pub, Pop’s Malt Shoppe, Sau­cony Creek Brew­ery + Gas­tropub, Spec­ta­tors Bar & Grille, and Spuds. Those in at­ten­dance will have a chance to choose their fa­vorite ven­dor by vot­ing for the in­au­gu­ral Peo­ple’s Choice award.

“The event re­mains a pop­u­lar fa­vorite for a few rea­sons,” said Hes­sel­bein. “Most par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants of­fer spe­cial items dur­ing the event that one can­not find on their typ­i­cal daily menu. The event also has a re­lax and have a good time with friends kind of vibe. You get to eat de­li­cious food, out­doors in the summer weather, all while lis­ten­ing to some great mu­sic.”

Hes­sel­bein said the event also re­mains pop­u­lar because it is free to the pub­lic and at­ten­dees pay each restau­rant di­rectly when or­der­ing so the cost is af­ford­able for the whole fam­ily to at­tend.

This year, Sixty 30 is lined up to en­ter­tain the crowd with clas­sic hits of the 60s and 70s.

The event is BYOB, but sev­eral par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­rants will be sell­ing bev­er­ages. Guests have the op­por­tu­nity to dance, dine, and drink into the night as the event con­tin­ues un­til 10 p.m.

“It ben­e­fits the com­mu­nity in a few ways,” said Hes­sel­bein. “It di­rectly ben­e­fits the local restau­rants by pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity for them to show­case their food of­fer­ings to po­ten­tial cus­tomers. Also, Kutz­town morale is boosted as the com­mu­nity comes out to sup­port those local busi­nesses and spend some face time with other com­mu­nity mem­bers.”

Pro­ceeds from Din­ner on Main will be rein­vested in down­town Kutz­town through Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship’s pro­grams and ini­tia­tives.

Pop’s Malt Shoppe re­turns to serve up burg­ers for Kutz­town Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship’s 4th an­nual Din­ner on Main Aug. 3.

David Esser, Kemp­ton, 2nd from left, with friends at KCP’s 2017 Din­ner on Main. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to come out to eat din­ner on West Main Street where ta­bles will be set up.


Danc­ing to Schools Out Band at KCP’s 2017 Din­ner on Main. Sixty 30 will per­form at the 2018 event.

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