Friday, January 28, 2011



NYC Restaurant Week® is New York City’s original dining celebration. As the country’s first-ever restaurant week, NYC Restaurant Week debuted in 1992 when it was developed as a one-time culinary event to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created to appeal to delegates and other DNC attendees, the program also found a strong following among residents excited to dine at some of the City’s top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for three courses—and who wanted NYC Restaurant Week to be a recurring event.
Over the past 19 years, NYC Restaurant Week has grown tremendously. It has expanded to include both lunch and dinner offerings—three-course, prix-fixe meals for $24.07 and $35, respectively—and extended to two weeks (including Sundays for some restaurants) in both the summer and winter.
Summer 2010 marked an all-time high of more than 275 participating restaurants—representing a cross section of the NYC culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of its most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers.
With more than 300 restaurants participating this winter, NYC Restaurant Week continues to be one of the City’s most exciting and anticipated events, and a pioneer in the dining community.
Get ready to celebrate even more in the summer of 2011, when NYC Restaurant Week marks its 20th year. Stay tuned for more information about special events, offers and more.
Through its evolution, NYC Restaurant Week has been guided by an unchanging commitment to give visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the NYC dining experience.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


As we are all partaking and enjoying San Diego Restaurant week, I thought I'd share with you something that everyone may not know about....not only can you enjoy great special menus at the best restaurants in San Diego, but throughout California as San Diego Restaurant Week is part of California Restaurant Month. 

California Restaurant Month: 
Splurge, Savor, Save in JANUARY
Sexy outdoor cafes in Southern California, ultra-fresh ingredients in Northern California, amazing seafood along the coast, and all the bounty of California's Central Valley. Virtually every corner of the state has extraordinary restaurants, bistros, and cafes. And now is your chance to try them. 
Caprese, California Style!

California Cuisine

California Comfort Food

California Seafood 
Introducing California Restaurant Month, a statewide celebration of special savings traditionally offered this time of year. Treat yourself to that urban hotspot you’ve always wanted to try, or plan a quick getaway to gorgeous wine country, the dramatic coast, or a cozy mountain retreat. Click on the regions below, and see where you’ll be making dinner reservations. (Note: offers and dates may vary.)
More tasty news: Check our events section for more restaurant and wine & dine events throughout the year.
Can’t make it to California during California Restaurant Month this January? Check out these Restaurant Weeks going on in California throughout 2011.
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Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm so excited, Restaurant Week starts Sunday. I love Restaurant Week!! 

San Diego Restaurant Week 2011

Extraordinary 3 course menus from San Diego's best restaurants. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Choose from over 180 of San Diego's best restaurants and enjoy a 3 course meal for $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the restaurant. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

What is San Diego Restaurant Week?
In its seventh year as San Diego County's largest and most successful dining event, San Diego Restaurant Week was launched with the intention of spotlighting the city as a premier dining destination. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants offering fixed price, three-course meals for $20, $30 or $40. There are no tickets or passes required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during San Diego Restaurant Week, explore new dining opportunities or enjoy old favorites. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling restaurants directly or visiting their profile online.
Restaurant Week is organized by the California Restaurant Association's San Diego County Chapter. For a complete list of CRA member restaurants, click here.
San Diego Restaurant Week is part of California Restaurant Month. To learn more about California Restaurant Month and other participating cities please visit California Restaurant Month.
Not finding what you need? Contact Jenna Thompson at jenna[at]mcfarlanepromotions[dot]com or 619-233-5008.
When is it?
Restaurant Week occurs twice a year. The upcoming dates are September 19-24, 2010 & January 16-21, 2011
How do I take part in San Diego Restaurant Week?
No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Instead, diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special prix fixe dinner menus. It is strongly recommended that diners make reservations in advance. To make a reservation, diners may contact restaurants directly.
Which restaurants are involved?
More than 180 restaurants throughout San Diego County are participating. A complete list of participating restaurants is available here for dining ideas or you may call your favorite restaurants to see if they are participating.
Are reservations required?
No. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are appreciated. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated.

Go to the official site of San Diego Restaurant Week for more information on San Diego Restaurant Week 2011 by clicking on the image below.

Restaurant week is a great way to enjoy more of your favorite spots, but equally if not greater for trying out new restaurants or indulging in some of those fine dinning venues you may have been undecided about trying. It makes going out to dinner with friends & family a different kind of exciting to taste and review varied cuisines and new places. I'm definitely excited!

Restaurant Week is available in cities throughout the united states. Make sure to check for the Restaurant Week dates in your city.

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