Oakland Restaurant Week, January 24-28, 2011

Today kicked of restaurant week in New York City.  Last week, Washington, D.C. hosted their own as well.  Restaurant week is a great time of the year for any foodie looking for a deal on a top-notch meal.  Last year, I was fortunate enough to be in Washington, D.C. for theirs and enjoyed a 4 course meal at a downtown restaurant for less than $30! 
Pittsburgh does have a restaurant week at the end of May coordinated by Pittsburgh LocalFoodService.  In fact, last year, we went to River Moon Cafe  and Josephine prepared a wonderful 3-course dinner offering for only $20.10.  I look forward to another week of great dinner deals in 2011.  (Unfortunately, River Moon Cafe is now closed so that Josephine may enjoy retirement.  We miss you Josephine.)
If you are a fan of the restaurant week concept, the Oakland area of Pittsburgh is having a mini-restaurant week with nine participating restaurants for this work week of January 24 through 28, 2011.  Each of the participating restaurants are offering 5 days of $5 lunch meals.  Check out the Oakland Business District website for participating restaurants and more information.

While "TasteBud B" doesn't feel very photogenic, he certainly gets out and about to snap pictures of his food. He's passionate about sharing Pittsburgh events, food talk topics, restaurant recommendations and travel destination finds. (@PghTasteBudB On Twitter)

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