Triangle Restaurant Week, a celebration of culinary excellence set to premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding restaurants, will return to action starting Jan. 24.
The event, which will last until Jan. 30, typically takes place in January and June. Damon Butler, Triangle Restaurant Week founder, said the event allows both restaurants and patrons the opportunity to explore new restaurants.
“There are more options for restaurants to go off the menu and try to think of something special and unique to offer the diners," he said. "It is a lot of fun for chefs and restaurant owners.”
No reservations, tickets or passes are necessary in order to attend. Individuals can attend and eat at various price points. A 3-course lunch is $15, and a 2-3-course dinner is $25-$40.
Amber Watson, founder and creator of the culinary blog Bites of Bull City, said she is excited for the event to return because food plays a huge role in our lives.
“(The) nostalgic piece of us still wants to have a great meal, enjoy ourselves, get lost in the delicious food and not worry about everything else that’s going on,” Watson said.
Kevin Jennings, the partner of Coquette Brasserie, said that people can be nervous to try new restaurants because they are cognizant about what they're going to spend and where they're going to spend it. He's excited that his restaurant was included in this year's lineup.
“We're always very appreciative and thankful when the focus of the public is directed towards restaurants, particularly with the last 24 months behind us,” Jennings said.
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