Baltimore Restaurant week
The list of restaurants participating in Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week is out.
They'll offer special three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.10 (liquor, tax and gratuity not included). Many also will offer three-course prix fixe lunches for $20.10.
"Select restaurants are also offering additional value-added opportunities including wine flights and wine pairings to accompany the prix fixe meals," the website says.
On Aug. 12, the day before restaurant week starts, there's a chance to get a sneak peek at what will be on the menu at participating restaurants.
At the First Course - Appetizer Challenge, "restaurants will duke it out to determine who creates the tastiest appetizers around."
"Free samples of the appetizers will be handed out (while supplies last) so that the public can make their call on the best appetizer and select the People’s Choice winner. Awards will also be presented based on judges’ choice, and best use of locally sourced ingredients."
That takes place at the Inner Harbor amphitheater from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sardines at Mezze, one of many participating restaurants. Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby