What happens when you put a self-proclaimed foodie who dabbles in technology in a small city with great locally owned restaurants? A new website is born!
The goal to eatMonroe is to raise awareness to the food scene in Monroe, Wisconsin. We will be featuring our restaurants in the Monroe Dining Guide, highlighting food related events, and sharing great information about other food related topics on the eatMonroe Blog.
While there are many foodie websites out there, eatMonroe will focus on the local food scene in Monroe, Wisconsin.
I will say, that eatMonroe was launched earlier then planned. While the general idea was being tossed around and the domain name purchased, we were actively working out the sites details and brainsotrming ideas.
Then the COVID-19 Pandemic occured...
Our local restaurants got hit with requirements they likely never expected. It started with limiting dining room capacity to 50% or no more than 50 individuals, and by the next day, which happened to be St. Patrick's Day, all dining rooms were ordered closed. Some restaurants were able to switch to carry-out, curbside pickup, and delivery; however, other restaurants had to close.
While other organizations and community members encouraged supporting restaurants, there wasn't a comprehensive list of all of the restaurants that remained opened.
In an effort to ensure all local restaurants that remained open during the COVID-19 Pandemic were promoted, the eatMondoe Dining Guide was launched early.
Meet Dan (the editor)
Hi! My name is Dan, and I am the person behind eatMonroe. I’m a Father, Husband, Veteran, Social Worker, Eagle Scout, and more...
As noted above, I'm a self-proclaimed foodie that dabbles in technology.
I don’t consider myself to be a food snob by any means, and you won’t get that feeling by reading my writing. I write what I feel and am not trying to impress the professional food critics, readers, or writers. My goal with eatMonroe is raise awareness of the great restaurants and the food scene we have in Monroe.
As a side-gig from my day job, I run Missing Arrow LLC. which serves as the home base for many of my technology related projects.
What is Next?
I'd encourage you to check out all of the restaurants in the Monroe Dining Guide, read about the Monroe Food Scene on the eatMonroe Blog, or check out a Monroe Foodie Event (when physical distancing rules are relaxed and events can occur again.)
A good spot to get started is to join the eatMonroe email newsletter list. By subscribing you will receive a weekly email that features Monroe Restaurants, and information about the Monroe food scene.