December 16, 2016

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Michelle Revuelta
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Melanie Perez
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Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) 2017, produced by Choose Chicago, returns on Friday, January 27 through Thursday, February 9 for its 10th anniversary with more than 350 participating restaurants. Reservations for the annual 14-day culinary celebration opens at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 16 at eatitupchicago.com, featuring menus for participating restaurants throughout the Chicago area, including 66 new participating restaurants. Also new this year, brunch menus will be offered at some CRW restaurants. Prix fixe menus for brunch and lunch will be available for $22 and dinner menus for $33 and/or $44 (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

"Chicago continues to be held high as a mecca for great dining and we're thrilled to once again showcase Chicago's diverse food scene as part of the 10th annual Chicago Restaurant Week 2017," David Whitaker, Choose Chicago President & CEO, said. "This annual celebration not only attracts diners with the opportunity to enjoy a great deal on amazing food, but we have also seen it as an opportunity to have visitors use this incentive to explore and become acquainted with new culinary hot spots." 

More than 570,000 diners were served during CRW 2016, and the celebration continues to expand with 66 new restaurants participating in CRW 2017. New restaurants as part of the lineup for CRW 2017 include El Che Bar, Café Robey, Dove's Luncheonette and Beacon Tavern to name a few. Terlato Wines, based in Lake Bluff, IL and a sponsor of Chicago Restaurant Week, will also have wine pairings at various restaurants. Diners can visit eatitupchicago.com to view which restaurants offer these pairings; denoted by a wine glass icon in their listing.

To kick off the 10th Annual CRW 2017, Choose Chicago will host First Bites Bash, with Sarah Grueneberg, Chef/Partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio as host of this highly-anticipated annual event taking place Thursday, January 26 at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Event-goers will be the first to preview sample menu items of Chicago's most celebrated restaurants and chefs. For a complete list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets to First Bites Bash, visit firstbitesbash.com. A portion of the proceeds generated by ticket sales will benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository, dedicated to addressing the needs of the hungry while working with 650 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans to distribute food where it is needed most throughout Cook County.

For a complete list of restaurants and to find listings via neighborhood, visit eatitupchicago.com. Follow @ChooseChicago on Twitter and Instagram, LIKE us on Facebook, and get social using #FirstBites17 and #CRW17.

Chicago Restaurant Week is sponsored by 100.3 WSHE, 101.9fm THE MIX, American Airlines, American Express, Michigan Avenue Magazine, NBC 5, OpenTable and Terlato Wines.

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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