The other side of Restaurant Week
I'm skipping out on RW this year.
1) There aren't restaurants listed that haven't been to that I feel like I want and need to try -- usually my primary impetus.
2) I'm not exactly starving, but a recession year ain't great for even discounted fine dining.
3) In recent years, I've enjoyed restaurants that aren't participating in RW -- less crowds, less rush, generally better food.
Posted by: El Generalissimo | August 12, 2009 12:50 AM
It immediately started me wondering. ...
I doubt if any participating restaurant is going to admit that the event was less than a success for it, but I wonder how many people feel the way El Generalissimo does? Do most customers think of Restaurant Week as a way to get a less expensive meal and so welcome the opportunity twice a year, or are more than just a few getting jaded with it?
Is the recession a positive (you know what I mean) or a negative influence on Restaurant Week?
I wonder if the regular readers of this blog who consider themselves seriously interested in food are participating or not? Many of the mini-reviews have been from people who don't usually comment.
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