Connecticut Restaurant Week 2012 kicked off this week with more than 100 restaurants across the state taking part in the annual event, which features special deals and menus for diners.
Restaurant Week started Monday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14. During the event, which is in its fifth year, participating restaurants will offer customers an array of new menu choices and deals, some of which will include a $20.12 menu, or other offers, such as a multi-course menu, two-for-one specials or a specially priced bottle of wine.
The two most-local places offering Restaurant Week deals are Branford's SBC and Chowder Pot, which are offering $20.12 lunch and dinner specials. There are also many New Haven restaurants featured among the more than 100 eateries participating in Restaurant Week. The list also includes the restaurants’ menus for this week.
Restaurant Week is a marketing campaign that helps owners and operators entice new customers to their eateries with special pricing and menus. Restaurants taking part in the event run the gambit from small, locally owned eateries to national or regional chains.
Some towns and cities also host their own local restaurant week events throughout the year.