Chicago's Greatest New Holiday
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Forget Christmas, Hanukkah, your birthday and all those other mediocre holidays. This is Chicago Restaurant Week, or Chicago Chef's Week depending on who you ask. This is the 2nd annual holiday of food, and it's not one day like Steak and a BJ day, it is a full 7 days.

Some of the best restaurants in Chicago are signed up and serving 3-course prix-fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $32. In today's economy it's still quite a bit to fork over for a meal but to have a 3-course meal at Lawry's, Morton's or Hugo's for $32, it's a great deal. I have found that most places still have quite a few openings, which is probably due to the economy but good for those wanting to make a last minute reservation.

If I lived in Chicago during this great holiday week I would surely be heading out and figuring out something to celebrate on my way to the restaurant. Wait... I do, and I've already started trying to come up with a great made up holiday. I'll let you know when I figure it out.
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On 2/20/2009 1:56 PM , asoom said...

Oh I so miss restaurant week when I used to live in Philly, I totally thought it was a philly creation!

On 2/20/2009 4:40 PM , Beave said...

It very well may be that it is a Philly creation, this is only the 2nd year in Chicago. I just don't know if there are other places that do this as well.

On 2/20/2009 5:52 PM , Andi said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEE the new blog design!

They do the same thing in San Francisco, I love that week!

On 2/20/2009 6:55 PM , Beave said...

Thanks! I figured it was time for a change.

So they do it all over, that's really cool. I'll have to start planning my vacations around them! lol