Since I posted on the upcoming Restaurant Week, I’ve had a couple of questions from readers. Namely, will the price go up if more restaurants participate, and does it support a charity?
I checked in with the Greater Cincinnati Independents group to get some answers.
Right now, in the inaugural edition of Restaurant Week, there are 25 restaurants participating. If more restaurants participate in the future, the price will only change by a penny. For instance, if 50 restaurants participate in 2008, the price will be $25.08. This is to acknowledge the original 25 participants. So no worries there!
I was also tipped off that different restaurants are approaching the three-course meal differently. For instance, you might not think that $25 is a deal at The Pub at Crestview Hills. However, they’ll be offering paired beer with each course, which greatly improves the value. Definitely call ahead to each restaurant to learn what they’ll be serving as their Restaurant Week prix-fixe menu.
This time around, GCI is simply promoting their message to indulge at your local, independently owned eateries. However, GCI supports several local charities, including an upcoming function in October.
The really great news is that there is a possibility that Restaurant Week might come back in the spring, at which point it will probably direct some proceeds to charity. So everyone, eat up Sept 4-8 and hopefully they’ll bring it back soon!
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