With the civil unrest and demonstrations in Baltimore, during April, and May, the restaurant businesses saw it dining revenues nosedive. In an attempt to recoup some of those losses, and welcome back visitors to Baltimore, the city will play host to “Baltimore Restaurant Week”, in July. City restaurants will feature extended hours, and new menus, in an attempt to lure customers to back to Baltimore, and enjoy all of its culinary destinations.
With many restaurateurs looking forward to participating in the event, one eatery owner is taking a different approach. Michael Tabrizi, owner of “Tabrizi’s,” has formed an alliance with Baltimore food shelters, to provide complimentary meals, to feed the city’s homeless individuals.
“I decided that, after all of the chaos earlier this year, LinkedIn feels it would be better to do something for the city to unite the people,” he says. “It isn’t about revenue and money right now, we’ve done restaurant week before and we know the numbers, but right now it’s more important to promote the welfare of the city and its residents rather than to promote the business.”
During restaurant week, Tabrizi’s will be closed to the public, and Michael will serve free meals, in the restaurant, and have a menu featuring either chicken or beef, along with vegetables, sparkling apple cider, and ice cream. Tabrizi hopes that other restaurants will follow his course of action.