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Baltimore County Restaurant Week began Jan. 16 and will run through Jan. 30, with some restaurants extending their participation through the week ending Feb. 6.

During this week, restaurants offer special menu items and/or pricing options.

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There are a number or Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon restaurants participating this year.

Artful Gourmet Bistro, at 9433 Common Brook Road in Owings Mills, is offering a three-course menu for $35. You get to choose one entree and two other courses. For your two other courses, you can choose between an appetizer, soup and a salad, and dessert.

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Entree options include fresh catch of the day, chicken Chesapeake, and horseradish-braised beef tenderloin. For an appetizer, you can get lobster risotto balls, Peruvian wings, or eggplant Florentine Napoleon.

Glyndon Grill, at 4844 Butler Road in Glyndon, is offering a three-course menu for $35.16.

The restaurant's first course choices include crab and roasted corn soup, the chef's daily soup selection, Glyndon house salad, and tuna poke.

Second-course dishes include jumbo lump crab cakes with hand-cut fries, petite filet mignon with vegetables, pan-seared scallops with bacon and mushroom risotto, and grilled salmon with veggies.

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For the third course, you can get chocolate mousse, sorbet with fresh berries, or a mocha ice cream sandwich.

Linwoods, at 25 Crossroads Drive in Owings Mills, is offering a three-course dinner menu for $41.16. First course choices are crab soup, crispy oysters, Caesar salad, or spinach salad.

Second course options are a 4-ounce beef tenderloin, grilled salmon, or shrimp and grits.

For the third course, you can get dark chocolate s'mores, an old-fashioned chocolate sundae, or raspberry sorbet with a fresh berry garnish.

Linwoods is also offering a three-course lunch selection for $26.16, with dessert the same as on the dinner menu. The lunch first-course options are Caesar salad, iceberg salad with creamy bleu cheese dressing, or soup du jour.

For the second course, you can get a 4-ounce beef tenderloin, grilled salmon, or tilapia topped with crab imperial.

Ristorante Firenze is offering a three-course dinner menu for $30.16.

For the first course, you can get a cup of homemade Italian wedding soup, a wedge salad, or mini meatballs on a stick.

For the second course, options include homemade rigatoni with roasted garlic, alfredo sauce and grilled chicken, and salmon and mahi-mahi atop sauteed spinach.For the third course, you can get a glass of Villa Pozzi wine from Sicily, banana foster cheesecake, or pineapple upside-down cake with vanilla ice cream.

Ristorante Firenze, at 2 Hanover Road, in Reisterstown, is offering a three-course lunch menu for $15.16. First course lunch options are a cup of homemade minestrone soup, spinach salad, or crispy fried potato wedges.

Second course dishes include a tuna salad wrap, Caesar salad with crunch fried calamari and banana peppers, and baked gemelli with meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.

For dessert, you can order a glass of Villa Pozzi wine from Sicily, pineapple upside-down cake with vanilla ice cream, or strawberry-smothered cheesecake.

Stone's Cove Kitbar, at 10997 Owings Mills Blvd. in Owings Mills, is presenting a four-course dinner menu for $35.15.

For the first course, you can get the soup of the day or the prime beef chili.

The restaurant's second course options are honey-jalapeno chicken salad and a cobb salad.

Third course dishes include seared flat iron steak, shrimp and grits, portobello flatbread, and fish tacos.

For the fourth course, you can get s'mores flatbread or luv cones, which are vanilla cones filled with key lime mousse and topped with homemade whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

For lunch, the restaurant is offering a three-course menu for $20.15, with dessert the same as on the dinner menu.

For the first course, you can get the soup of the day, prime beef chili, honey-jalapeno chicken salad, or a cobb salad.

Second course offerings include portobello flatbread, the Stone's prime burger, Mackinac flatbread, and more.

I doubt I will be able to make it to all the area restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week, but I have already been able to enjoy a lunch of minestrone soup, baked gemelli and pineapple upside-down cake at Ristorante Firenze.

Terry Chaney is a Reisterstown resident and can be reached via email at

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