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July 12, 2008

Howard Country has its own Restaurant Week

AidaBistroRW.jpgHoward County is having its first Restaurant Week starting a week from Monday. Actually it's two weeks, the second of which is Baltimore Restaurant Week. Howard County's runs from July 21 to Aug. 3.

Most of the restaurants you'd want to go to in Howard County are participating: the ever popular Clyde's, Tersiguel's, Kings Contrivance, Aida Bistro, Cafe de Paris, Iron Bridge Wine Company, and a lot more that you'll find on the official Web site

It's the format we've gotten used to in Baltimore city: a three-course lunch for $20.08 and a three-course dinner for $30.08. Restaurant Week gives people a chance to sample a restaurant they might not otherwise visit. ... 

I don't know why these random things strike me when I'm trying to be serious and reportery. But I wonder how the price-that-reflects-the-date thing ever got started.

Isn't it silly to make the prices $20.08 and $30.08 (which Baltimore Restaurant Week restaurants do as well) just because it's 2008? At least that's why I assume they end in an "8." Last year the prices ended in "7"s.


(Antipasto at Aida Bistro by Colby Ware/Sun photographer) 

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:48 AM | | Comments (3)


From the Visit NYC website, explaining where the idea for "Restaurant Week" began:

NYC Restaurant Week, New York City’s original celebration of dining, dates back to 1992, when it was developed as a one-time culinary program to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City. Though created with an eye toward delegates and other DNC attendees, the program also found a strong following with residents eager for the chance to eat at some of the City’s top restaurants for a fraction of the usual cost—$19.92 for three courses—and who didn’t want NYC Restaurant Week to be a one-time-only event.

Mmmmm Restaurant Week!

Restaurant Week in Howard County was a huge success for many of the participating restaurants thanks to the folks at Howard County Tourism.

RANAZUL, in newly developed Maple Lawn at 29 and 216 between Laurel and Fulton, is extending it’s Prix Fixe dinner menu through August and possibly September.

The menu is four course featuring selections of our best selling tapas plates for $30 even. A 10% to 20% savings versus ordering a la carte.

Visit our web site to view the menu and for information on our other exciting promotions.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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