It's that time of the year again! The 6th annual Chicago Restaurant Week 2013 will run February 1-10, with over 250 restaurants participating this year (including over 25 new participating restaurants). During this event, participating restaurants will provide prix fixe meals for lunch and/or dinner at $22 for lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner. Take advantage of this opportunity to try a new restaurant, cuisine, or neighborhood.
The First Bites Bash kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week in the Great Hall at Union Station on Thursday, January 24th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. To whet your appetite for Chicago Restaurant Week, 50 of Chicago's top restaurants and chefs will be in attendance, offering sweet and savory tastings. Dirk Flanigan, Executive Chef of Henri and the Gage, will host this year's event, and a portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Tickets are $95, and can be purchased here.
With over 250 restaurants participating this year in Chicago Restaurant Week, there's plenty of options to choose from. Visit the Choose Chicago website where you can narrow your search of participating restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, or meal. Still overwhelmed? Take a look at some of the newcomers to Chicago Restaurant Week:
Argent Restaurant & Raw Bar, 660 N. State Street
Baume & Brix, 351 W. Hubbard Street
bellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph Street
Carriage House, 1700 W. Division Street
Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ, 441 N. Clark Street
Embeya, 564 W. Randolph Street
Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Avenue
Hash House a Go Go, 1212 N. State Parkway
Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph Street
Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Avenue
Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie Street
Make your reservations online at www.eatitupchicago.com, and happy eating!