Restaurant Week Baton Rouge starts today and runs through Saturday, January 18th. In the third installment of Restaurant Week, over 40 of Baton Rouge's best restaurants are offering up three course pre-fixe menus ranging from $15-35. Check out eatbr.com for the list of all participating restaurants!
DIG Magazine puts on the semi-annual Restaurant Week with $5,000 worth of proceeds going to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Last summer I gave a recap of some of the best that Restaurant Week had to offer: http://www.biteandbooze.com/2013/07/bite-and-booze-awards-restaurant-week.html
Go ahead and scout out your options so you can start planning your week now. If you don't know where to start, here are my top three tips:
1) Eat locally. While I appreciate the corporate chains participating in Restaurant Week, this is the time to support our locally owned restaurants (well, it is always the time for that!).
2) Try somewhere you've never been. Have you always want to try Restaurant IPO? Are you one of those crazy people who has never been to Juban's? Maybe you're interested in the food at wine bars like Blend or Bin 77? Perhaps you've never experienced the farm-to-table menus at Beausoleil or Nino's? Now is the time. No excuses.
3) Go somewhere that you can enjoy a beverage or two as well. You're getting a great discount on a three course meal. You might as well spend those savings on a craft beer, a specialty cocktail, or a glass of wine paired perfectly with your main course.
Of course, ALWAYS make sure to tip your server properly. Restaurant Week Baton Rouge is a time to get out and enjoy our city's restaurants, and it is also a time for our city's service industry to be rewarded for their hard work. Take the discount and add it to the tip. You'll make someone's day!