By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you enjoy a good meal at a bargain price, you’ll like what begins in Baltimore on Friday.  Summer Restaurant Week is about to start.

Ron Matz reports on the meals and deals all around town. 

It’s a summer sizzle. Baltimore’s Summer Restaurant Week is all about the food and prices.

Visit Baltimore CEO Tom Noonan says reservations are a must.

“Especially on the Friday and Saturday nights, this weekend and next weekend, it’s going to be really hard to get a reservation,” said Noonan. “It’s kind of almost a no-risk deal. Go to a restaurant you haven’t been to before and get a great price and a great meal.”

From downtown to Little Italy to Fells Point to Harbor East and beyond, it’s a fabulous week for foodies.  Check out the menus. How about the legendary bookmaker salad at Sabatino’s?

“We are so excited here at Sabatino’s, especially since we just found out last week that we were awarded the People’s Choice for Best Italian Restaurant and the People’s Choice for Best Pasta from Baltimore Magazine.  That coming as the same time as Restaurant Week is a very exciting thing for us,” said Lisa Morekas, Sabatino’s in Little Italy. “We feature our most popular items.  We do a 3-course lunch and a 4-course dinner and also offer some other discounted specials.  We also feature our six most popular wines at a discounted rate, as well, all through Restaurant Week. There are many bargains to be had.”

Baltimore has become a dining destination. Baltimore Restaurant Week lasts 10 days and includes the next two weekends.

“It’s the sixth annual Summer Restaurant Week, Aug. 5- 14.  It’s going to be great.  Dinners are $35.11, lunches are $20.11 and there’s 85 different restaurants participating right now. Probably by the time it launches, it will reach 90 or maybe 100,” said Noonan.

Summer Restaurant Week is the most delicious time of the year.

“Restaurant Week gives our regular customers an opportunity to try menu items they might not normally try, and it gives new customers an opportunity to sample what we have to offer.  We love to take care of our customers. It’s what we do best,” said Morekas.

“Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have the Appetizer Challenge at Harborplace. It’s going to be fun.  A lot of different restaurants will be represented.  You can come down and sample some free appetizers and make a reservation for Restaurant Week,” said Noonan.

For a list of the restaurants participating in Baltimore’s Summer Restaurant Week, click here.


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