The Instagram post of the January ‘Date Night’ raffle marked a big milestone—it was the 50th raffle since the Date Night Raffle launched in 2018. Over the last few years, it’s become a really popular program for readers and a fun feature for us to produce.
Since the first raffle went live, the Instagram posts have collectively been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and thousands more continue every month to tag a friend and get a chance to win. Our thanks to Evergreen Credit Union who initially proposed the idea for the raffle and have supported ever since.
In addition to the fun for followers that take part, the raffle provides a great vehicle for us to shine love and attention on Maine’s wonderful restaurants. We feature a mix of businesses from seafood shacks to fine dining restaurants, and everything in between. Thanks to Evergreen’s support, the restaurants don’t pay to participate or for the gift cards the raffle winners receive.
Shown below are some photos pulled from the past few years of raffles. Maine restaurants continue to create great spaces and dining experiences for us all to enjoy. With the industry growing by leaps and bounds, there’s going to be plenty of great restaurants to showcase in the coming years.
In order of appearance these photos are from: Izakays Minato, Terlingua, Pacifico, Gilbert’s, Sichuan Kitchen, Baharat, Asmara, Cheevitdee, Schulte & Herr, and Helm.