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Posted on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 : 1:03 p.m.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week returns

By Jessica Webster

Rev up your appetite and head downtown - Ann Arbor's Restaurant Week is nearly upon us. This twice-a-year phenomenon, coordinated by the Main Street Area Association, runs from Jan. 16 - 21.

Forty-two local restaurants will be offering $25 three-course prix fix dinners and $12 lunches, with some restaurants offering two-for-one pricing.

Restaurant Week was designed to introduce area diners to all that local restaurants have to offer, according to Main Street Area Association president Maura Thomson.


Annie Wolock of Ann Arbor has lunch at Logan during the 2010 Restaurant Week promotion.

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“The goal isn’t to be a big revenue maker,” Thomson said. “It’s all about promotion. It’s all about bringing people downtown in January and introducing people to your restaurant.”

Participating restaurants are: Arbor Brewing Company, The Arena, Argiero’s, Bandito's California Style, The Black Pearl, The Blue Nile, Blue Tractor, Cafe Felix, Cafe Habana, Cafe Japon, Carlyle, Carson's American Bistro, The Chop House, Conor O'Neill's, The Earle, Grange Kitchen & Bar, Guy Hollerin's, Gratzi, Grizzly Peak, Jamaican Jerk Pit, Jazzy Veggie, Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery, Logan, Mahek, Marnee Thai Restaurant, Mediterrano, Melange Bistro, The Melting Pot, Mercy's, Miki Japanese Restaurant, Old Town Tavern, Pacific Rim, Palio, Prickly Pear Cafe, Real Seafood Company, Sabor Latino, Sava's on State, Seva, Shalimar, Silvio's Organic Pizza, Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant and Weber's Restaurant.

Participating restaurants fill up quickly, so advance reservations are suggested. More information, including menu specials, is available at the Restaurant Week website.

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Drink section for the community team. You can reach her at 



Thu, Jan 13, 2011 : 1:43 a.m.

Folks, I am not saying don't buy into this promotion, just be aware that the majority of the deals are not good values. Check them out carefully.