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September 29, 2010

Winter restaurant week dates announced

adelasThe dates for the third winter edition of Baltimore Restaurant Week were posted today. So save them, save up for them, and start working out in anticipation of them. You might even want to pick up the phone and make a reservation for one of the heavily booked suspects.

The 2011 edition will begin on Friday, January 21 and continue through Sunday, January 30.

Participating restaurants will offer a $35.11 fixed-price dinner menu and a $20.11 lunch menu throughout the ten-day event, organized by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Visit Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun Staff/Barbara Haddock Taylor

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 8:56 AM | | Comments (7)


New theory: Groupon (and the like) diminish the appeal of RW by year-round providing opportunity/motivation to try new restaurants and new meal items with extra bang for your buckaroo.

But I enjoy waiting for special times of the year -- anticipating and getting friends excited. There is something to be said for that. Don’t you hate all the Groupon fine print that gives you the feeling you might be getting ripped off?

I love Groupon! And I must also say that the restaurants that I have met through Groupon have been wonderful to me as a customer, even a discount customer. Ethel and Ramone's was fantastic.

Plus its not really a deal anymore. a salad, small entre, and simple desert is not worth $35 bucks at a vast majority of these restaurants. It used to be such a great idea, until they got greedy.

I agree with Man. There are just a couple of places that are worth the $35 unless they are also doing another special (Brewer's Art last time included a free beer or wine, for example).

If you like Groupon and Living Social, you will LOVE Chewpons was started in MD, supports local MD restaurants, and gives a portion of their proceeds to local charities! Site launches in about 5 weeks, but please go to today and enter your e-mail address so you're the first to get the daily deals. You can also win a $25 gift card! Enjoy..and Satisfy Your Crave to Save!

oops, I invited advertising. In related news, Consuming Interests blog points to round-ups of all those restaurant coupon sites.

I don't buy the Groupons that have lots of added fine print because I want mine to be easy to use and require little to no thought besides 'me hungry, rawr.' I partake in restaurant week as well, 'cuz a girl's gotta eat :) Though this week is NutriGrain Bar for Dinner Week.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
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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