Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yippee!! It's Restaurant Week in Chicago!

For me, 2011 is going to be year of the brunch.  About this time, I start thinking about the weekend and where I'll be sitting down to dine.  But not this weekend!   I have been eagerly anticipating my lunch at Bistro Margot as part of Chicago's Restaurant Week.

Why the excitement?  The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau will tell you "it's Chicago's Celebration as a world-class dining destination."   Me?  It's my chance to try a new restaurant or two without a huge hit to my wallet.  Because seriously...what if I pick a new place and hate the food?

So here's how it works...over 200 restaurants have created prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. The average lunch costs about $22 with dinner coming it around $30 (taxes not included).  Figure out where you want to go by visiting the Chicago Restaurant Week website, make your reservations (strongly encouraged) and off you go!

With a savings (about $5 - $10) per entrée, Chicago's Restaurant Week is a great way to dine out on a budget.  Not in Chicago?  Check with your Tourism Bureau for the Restaurant Week in your town.

Bon Appetit!