Today is the first day of Triangle Restaurant Week, and if you’ve been jonesing to get to a local restaurant at a fraction of the regular price, this is the time to do it. A tradition in cities such as New York, Restaurant Week presents an opportunity to sample a three-course meal at reduced prices — $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. Now I know not many people want to spend that much for lunch, but for 3 courses, it’s worth it. Give Glenwood Grill a chance. Or you might have read about The Mint somewhere. Heh.
For dinner, your options expand, and I’m thinking about heading over to Frazier’s or The Globe or Zely & Ritz, three places where you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. And tonight is half-price wine night at Zely & Ritz, so it could be an incredible bargain.
I know that the list of restaurants is very limited, but this is the first year of Restaurant Week. If you want more restaurants next year, go to several places this week, and the success of the program will generate more excitement.
And report back here with your Restaurant Week experiences. I’d like to hear what type of deals are being offered.