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HATTIESBURG (Sept. 11, 2018) — VisitHATTIESBURG is excited to announce #CulinaryCrawl as the kickoff event for the city’s first Restaurant Week, scheduled for Oct. 7-14, 2018.  The #CulinaryCrawl is a ticketed progressive dinner featuring stops at four Hattiesburg hotels.

Participating hotels are Courtyard by Marriott, Hotel Indigo, Doubletree by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn. In addition to live entertainment, crawlers will be served a featured signature dish and cocktail at each stop. Set for Sunday, Oct. 7, the crawl begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. 


“We enjoy working with our hotel partners every opportunity we get, and #CulinaryCrawl is another way for us to showcase the offerings of our Hattiesburg properties. This event makes for a great date night or a fun evening out with friends. I fully expect these hotels to roll out the red carpet for our guests,” Marlo Dorsey, executive director of VisitHATTIESBURG, said.  


Restaurant Week is a partnership with VisitHATTIESBURG, local restaurants and hotels to highlight Hattiesburg’s culinary tourism. The promotion is expected to attract foodies to Hattiesburg from throughout the southeastern U.S. 


This year’s overall theme is OctoberFEAST, with each day focusing on a specific part of Hattiesburg’s culinary offerings, including brunch, ethnic eats, and tacos. The week will also highlight various areas in the city like #GetDowntown and #MidtownMonday. 

“The part I am most excited about during the week is the Culinary Crawl. It is a great way to experience not only the excellent restaurants but also the hotels we have in town. We’re very excited to show people around and have them come out and see this beautiful hotel we just finished building,” Daniel Mann, director of food and beverage at Hotel Indigo, said. 


Tickets are $40 per person and include transportation between stops, live entertainment, and food and drink pairings at each hotel. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or on the Facebook event listing for Hattiesburg Restaurant Week.


The Hattiesburg Tourism Commission, doing business as VisitHATTIESBURG™, is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Hattiesburg. Created to promote the Greater Hattiesburg Area and its tourism industry to potential visitors, the mission of VisitHATTIESBURG™ is to increase overnight bookings for both leisure and corporate travel with the ultimate goal of growing the economic impact of these visitors on the local economy. By marketing Hattiesburg’s local hotel, dining, attraction, and shopping options, VisitHBURG has successfully tripled the city’s tourism industry since being established in 1990, making HBURG the third most visited city in Mississippi.