Reporting Ron Matz
BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s back and it’s bigger than ever. Baltimore’s Winter Restaurant Week is underway with nearly 100 restaurants participating.
Ron Matz reports this week of bargains just got even better.
The sizzle is back. It’s Winter Restaurant Week in Baltimore. Three-course dinners are just $30.12 and two-course lunches are $15.12.
At Da Mimmo in Little Italy you can enjoy one of four entrees, including the house special veal chop.
“This is our fourth year, and we have 98 restaurants that are participating. It just gets better every year. We tweak the menus. We see what the public likes. And Da Mimmo is offering a fish, a veal, a chicken and a pasta entree with numerous appetizers,” said Mary Ann Cricchio, owner of Da Mimmo Restaurant.
The deals go from Harbor East to Hampden and Roland Park.
“We have so many popular restaurants,” said Mike Evitts of the Downtown Partnership.”This is the largest of the Restaurant Weeks in the region. Many of the places are filled up.They’re giving folks more of an opportunity to come in with the extra week. The restaurants and diners are all very flexible with that. Plenty of restaurants are going to extend their specials.”
Because of last Saturday’s icy weather, many restaurants are extending their deals through Sunday, Feb. 5.
“The ice hurt a lot of us last week so we are extending Restaurant Week for another week, so you not only have this weekend to take advantage of the offers but also next weekend,” Cricchio said.
This year’s prices are even lower than last year.
“We’re dropping the prices this year. Not only have the prices gone down for both lunch and dinner, the chefs have more flexibility with their pricing at dinner so even the lower price point restaurants can give you a good deal,” Evitts said.
These delicious deals are too good to miss.
“It’s cold out there,” Cricchio said. “It’s good to eat some hearty comfort food.”
Restaurant Week also benefits “the journey home,” an effort to fight homelessness in Baltimore. For a list of participating restaurants just click here.