Meghan Risch
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January 3, 2013 - CHICAGO -- Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by Choose Chicago (formerly the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau), returns for the 6th annual culinary celebration featuring more than 250 restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including more than 25 new participating restaurants. The 10-day dining celebration runs from February 1 through February 10 and will feature prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. 

A selection of those restaurants new to Chicago Restaurant Week include Balsan, bellyQ, Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ, Freds at Barneys New York, Frontier and Nellcote.  For a complete list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit or download the Choose Chicago mobile app via to view listings and make reservations.  Check back often as new restaurants and menus are added daily.

Can't wait until February to sample what the amazing chefs have in store this year?  Join Dirk Flanigan, Executive Chef with The Gage and Henri at First Bites Bash on Thursday, January 24 in the magnificent Great Hall at Union Station.  This annual kick-off event will feature tasting portions from more than 50 participating restaurants in Restaurant Week.  To view of a list of participating restaurants and purchase tickets, visit  A portion of the proceeds generated by ticket sales will benefit the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. 

Stay up to date with menus and restaurant additions by following @ChooseChicago on Twitter and LIKE us on Facebook.

Chicago Restaurant Week is sponsored by 101.9fm THE MIX, American Express, Blue Moon, NBC5 Chicago, OpenTable, Tasting Table and Time Out Chicago magazine.

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