By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)—If you’re looking for a bargain meal, you may want to head to Baltimore County. The county’s summer restaurant week is starting Friday.

Ron Matz reports nearly 40 restaurants are taking part in the delicious, 10 days ahead.

From the crab cakes at Pappas to grilled salmon at Suburban House and specials at the Costas Inn in Dundalk, this is Baltimore County Restaurant Week.

“We’re so excited. This is our third year doing Baltimore County Restaurant Week. We have 38 restaurants who are going to participate,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.”We’re going to have special menus ranging from $10 to $35, and it’s a wide variety of restaurants. You have casual dining, family dining, pubs, fusion and even have fine dining. It’s a good chance to visit a restaurant you wanted to go to but never did and go there for a special price.”

Delicious deals at this legendary Pikesville Deli, where co owner Joe Stowe says you can learn some yiddish and enjoy some great food at a bargain price.

“In this economy, people are looking for deals. We have the deal for them: $35.12 gets you two entrees, two side dishes and desserts,” Stowe said.

Baltimore County has two restaurant weeks during the year, summer and winter. The county says last January’s was a big success.

“This past January, our restaurant week sales increased at participating restaurants by 11 percent from the year before. It’s not only good food, it’s good for business, it’s good for our economy,” Kamenetz said. “Baltimore County restaurants are a big business. It’s a $1.2 billion industry that employs 25,000 people. We have over 1200 food establishments in the county.”

“People come from all over Baltimore for restaurant week. They come from D.C. They come from Virginia, so it’s bringing in people from other areas,” Stowe said.

A perfect time for this Pikesville institution, which just announced it’s now staying open later.

“We’re expanding our hours. We’ve extended our hours permanently til 8 p.m. It’s by popular demand, and what better time to do that than restaurant week,” Stowe said.

Baltimore County Restaurant week continues through Sunday, August 19. For a complete list of participating restaurants, click here.


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