Friday, July 14, 2006

Indianapolis Downtown Restaurant Week

Today, I join Consuming Indy and the Hungry Hoosier in reminding everyone about next week's Indy Downtown Restaurant Week! Now, if you've never participated in a restaurant week before, Indianapolis' is a good way to get started. In it's 2nd year, it's still pretty mild. But consider yourself in training. If you ever go to another city, like say, Dallas, you'll find that restaurant week is the craziest week in food! Reservations are impossible to get, it's very competitive for the trendiest spots, and woe be to those who cancel. I'm fairly sure blood has been shed over reservations to Fuse.

Indianapolis isn't quite so cut-throat yet. This Monday, make sure you attend the kick-off event downtown after work (between 4 and 6 p.m.) to benefit Second Helpings, a very worthy cause. Then make your reservations at the restaurant of your choice because the food is on! Here's the list of participating restaurants downtown. If you don't know the drill, it's this: Restaurants feature a $30 prix fixe menu which is usually three-courses. You get a chance to try some great places for less than they'd normally cost, plus feel good about supporting local Indidanpolis restaurants. Revisit some old favorites or try something new. Participating restaurants include The Oceanaire, The Restaurant at the Canterbury (fantastic if you've never tried it), Restaurant Du Soleil, 14 West, Agio, Elements, and R Bistro along with many, many others. Go forth and eat! (And I'll see you all Monday afternoon at the kick-off.)

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