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Baltimore County winter restaurant week -- a five-tier system

The dates for the first winter edition of Baltimore County's restaurant week were announced today. The promotion will run from Friday, January 14 to Sunday, January 30, 2011 (The already announced dates for Baltimore City Restaurant Week are January 21-30.)

The first-ever Baltimore County restaurant week debuted this summer. Largely a grassroots effort, it was spearheaded and organized by the Milton Inn's Brian Boston, without official involvement or support from Baltimore County. This time, the dining promotion is wholly a county affair -- the event will be managed by the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development.

An innovation to watch -- in an effort to make its first official restaurant week an all-inclusive affair, participating restaurants will be able to offer fixed-price menus at one of five six points: $10.11, $15.11, $20.11, $25.11, or $30.11, or $35.11. Restaurants also have the option of offering one-, two-, or three-course menus.

That's interesting.


Baltimore Sun Staff/Monica Lopossay