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Seattle Restaurant Week Begins this Weekend

By Angela Garbes April 16, 2010

This Sunday, April 18, marks the inauguration of Seattle Restaurant Week (running ten days, actually, through April 29), during which more than 100 restaurants are offering three-course dinners for $25. (A fair number of them are also offering three-course lunches for $15.)

If this gives you a bit of deja vu, here's why: In Seattle, we've already got Dine Around Seattle (which just ran last month, featuring three courses for $30) and we also had the strangely named New Urban Eats, which has now morphed into Restaurant Week.

To be honest, I've always been dubious about these dining promotions. I know a few cooks and servers who complain about what amounts to a very busy, but very mundane and repetitive (and, gratuity-wise, thankless) month. But for diners, there is an undeniable big plus: The chance to try new places, especially places normally out of many people's price range (see: Canlis, Mistral Kitchen, and The Georgian, among many others on the list). If you go, just don't forget to tip well.
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