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January 30, 2011

Baltimore Restaurant Week, extended (revised)

bluehillHere, now, is a fuller breakdown of Restaurant Week extensions, and a little story to go with it. Yes, some restaurants had planned their extensions all along but not all of them. Last night's snowstorm played a role in some of the decisions.

Blue Hill Tavern takes the prize for creative solutions. Its Tweet last night, promising to extend its deal one day for every inch of snow that fell, was right clever.

The general manager at Blue Hill told me that social-media marketing has been entrusted to a willing employee, whose idea the snowfall extension was.

Well done, and other restaurants that still aren't using Facebook and Twitter (which are FREE!!) risk falling further and further behind.

Since this story was posted, a few more restaurants have announced extensions, among them:

Crush, and its new sibling restaurant, Demi-- at least through Wednesday, February 2

Bluegrass Tavern -- through Thursday, February 3


Baltimore Sun photo/Kenneth K. Lam


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 5:25 PM | | Comments (17)


Not sure if it's definite, but last night, Blue Hill Tavern tweeted that they would extend Restaurant Week one day for every inch of snow we got.

Attention all bots... apparently your comment is posted even if you get the Captcha wrong... Might want to have someone look at that, Richard!

Ugh, the usual never ending Restaurant Week.

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Regi's American Bistro will extended Restaurant Week. The glass of wine promo as a substitute for an appetizer or dessert is a BIG hit with our guest.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is extending their Restuarant Week menu through Sunday, February 6th.

Restaurant Week being no shocker there

What's with the womp-womps? I can't really see the downside to this other than for those who prefer to be able to have their pic of tables at 7:00 PM on a Tuesday night. But, really, how is that good for anyone other than you?

Restaurant Week gets extended every year. Just tack on an extra week when it is originally scheduled, and stop with this charade.

The Black Olive has a sign that says they're doing RW through Sunday 2/6

Would it be too much to ask if they could extend it through Feb. 14?

Crush Restaurant is extending their Restaurant Week menu till February 4th for those that missed out due to snow.

extending restaurant week is for floundering restaurants..

Oceanaire Seafood Room at Harbor East is also extending restaurant week.

Restaurant Week is the new Blue Plate Special. Meaningless and downscale. Hace besos en mi grits. listed at &

extending restaurant week is for floundering restaurants..

Floundering or foundering? Mmm,,, flounder. Restaurants and bars that don't use twitter & facebook are really missing out

During last year's blizzards only Rocco's and Max's Empanadas were transmitting, Everyone else was silent

I love the idea of restaurant week. Let's my husband and I get out and enjoy our anniversary each year without spending a fortune. I think it's great that they are extending it. Especially with the way the economy is now. Those who are turned off by it should just stay home and let the rest of us go out and enjoy a fine meal.

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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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