CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK ONLINE RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN

Indulge at More Than 250 Restaurants Throughout Chicago; 14-Day Culinary Celebration Begins January 30

DECEMBER 16, 2014

CONTACT:
Meghan Risch
(312) 567-8540
mrisch@choosechicago.com

Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago, returns on Friday, January 30 marking the 8th annual culinary celebration. The 14-day promotion continues through Thursday, February 12 and is packed with delicious prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 and/or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Dynamic offerings from more than 250 restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including 33 new participating restaurants are now available online at eatitupchicago.com.

New to the Chicago Restaurant Week lineup this year are Acanto, Bottlefork, Fig & Olive, Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, LuxBar, Mariano's, Moto, Parrot Cage Restaurant, Porkchop (Hyde Park), RM Champagne Salon, The Duck Inn, to highlight a few. This year marks the first time foodies can experience CRW at O'Hare International Airport. If you're traveling, be sure to stop by Wicker Park Sushi (Terminal 2), Stefani's Tuscany Café (Terminal 1) or Goose Island Brewery (Terminal 3). Five Mariano's locations, including Bucktown, Lakeshore East, Ravenswood, South Loop and West Loop will offer a variety of ‘Lunch for 2' options at these participating locations.

Hungry already? Don't wait for January 30 to sample what Chicago chefs are cooking up. Purchase tickets today for First Bites Bash, the official kick-off event for CRW. Join Alpana Singh, restaurateur and master sommelier, as she hosts this highly-anticipated event on Thursday, January 29 in the Great Hall of Union Station. Be the first to preview what 50 of Chicago's most celebrated restaurants and chefs are cooking up for their menus. To view of a list of participating restaurants and purchase tickets, visit www.FirstBitesBash.com. A portion of the proceeds generated by ticket sales will benefit Inspiration Corporation.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and to find listings via neighborhood, visit www.eatitupchicago.com. Be sure to make reservations early, and check back often as restaurants and menus will be added daily.

Stay up to date with menus and new restaurant additions to the Chicago Restaurant Week lineup: follow @ChooseChicago on Twitter and Instagram, LIKE us on Facebook, and get social using #FirstBites and #CRW.

Chicago Restaurant Week is sponsored by 101.9FM The Mix, Goose Island Beer Co., Michigan Avenue Magazine, NBC 5 Chicago, Opentable, Serious Eats, Terlato Wines International


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About Choose Chicago
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor destination leveraging the city's unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city and its member business community. For more information, visit www.choosechicago.com


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