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January 12, 2011

Baltimore County Restaurant Week launches Friday (I think)

The other day, someone from the Business Desk wandered over to ask if I had written or was planning to write anything about the convergence of winter restaurant promotions in the the Tri County area, and I was like, "yeah, I'm on it."

And, so then on the Baltimore Sun homepage this morning I notice that there's a story about the convergence of winter restaurant promotions in the BalBalHo area, and I'm like, "HEY, I said I was writing something!"

But it was the Table Talk story that I had written. And the gist of the story is the More the Merrier: What's all this Fuss about Winter-promotion Overload?!?

And, so of course, I managed to say in this story that Howard County Restaurant Weeks start first, followed by Baltimore County's Restaurant Week and Baltimore Restaurant Week, the city's version.

But that's not correct.

Baltimore County's winter restaurant promotion launches first, this Friday, January 14, and runs through Friday, January 28. The county's promotion allows restaurants to fix the cost for their multi-course menus at one of six amounts -- $10.11, $15.11, $20.11, $25.11, $30.11, $35.11.

Howard County Restaurant Weeks begin on Monday, January 17 and continue through Monday, January 31. Participating restaurants are allowed to fix the price of their multi-course menu anywhere from $10.11 to $40.11.

And then, Baltimore Restaurant Week starts on from Friday, January 21 and runs officially through Sunday, January 30, with a classic Restaurant Week structure: $35.11 for a fixed-price dinner/$20.11 for a fixed-price lunch.



Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:44 PM | | Comments (8)


Thanks for this informative post. I;m definitely gonna check their restaurant out.

The appeal of the Baltimore County system completely baffles me in so many ways.

I think the appeal of the Baltimore County system is obvious. Different restaurants have different price bands, so why should all restaurants that want to participate in RW price their specials the same? Does anyone want or need a $35 deal at a diner? Likewise, how good is a $10 meal at a fine dining restaurant going to be?

Now I could say that six prices may be a little much. Perhaps three would have been more streamlined.

I think the appeal of the Baltimore County system is obvious.


Owl, didn't you take the civility pledge?

Owl, didn't you take the civility pledge?\

I skull-f**ked the civility pledge. My lawyer is Mike Slowcum. William Shatner referred me to him.

Civility is more of a Howard County thing, and I'm pretty sure there is a 20 mile no-fly zone around Columbia for Owls.


Mike Slocumb cracks me up.

Baltimore County RW reminds me why I don't need a car.


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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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