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Winter Birmingham Restaurant Week is coming!

Winter Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) in conjunction with REV Birmingham will start Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 29.  This year this event features over 30 restaurants offering extraordinary specials including two and/or three-course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus for $10, $15, $20, $30 or $40 per.

From upscale American Nouveau to Vietnamese, participating restaurants include: 5 Point Public House, Bottega Café, Bottega Dining Room, Cantina, Cashio’s Meatball Market, East 59, Firebirds, Grille 29, Hattie B’s, Hot Tag Food Truck, Iron City, John’s City Diner, JoJo’s on Broadway, Little Savannah, Michael’s Steakhouse, Ocean, Oscar’s at the Museum, OvenBird, Perry’s Steakhouse, Pho Pho Vietnamese & Sushi Bar, Pies & Pints, Post Office Pies, Rojo, Rusty’s BBQ, Saigon Noodle House, Silvertron Café, Sky Castle, Slice, Taco Morro Loco, The Gardens Café, Tropicaleo, Vino, Wine Loft, Urban Cookhouse – The Summit and Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato.

How did BRW come about? James Little, Founder of BRW, shared his vision with us, “In the spring of 2009, I returned from Atlanta visiting friends and enthusiastically shared my dining experiences during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week 2009 with Style Advertising who I was working with, in Five Points South at the time. I was impressed how easy it was for foodies to go out during Atlanta’s RW, felt that Birmingham’s food was just as good as Atlanta’s and a program like this was needed to promote and highlights Birmingham’s growing culinary community”.

James was right! A very exciting time for Birmingham’s culinary and economic scene. For the first time, Birmingham “America’s No. 1 Next Hot Food City” according to Zagat, and recently, No. 14 on Zagat’s list of “The Hottest Food Cities of 2016.”

In addition to this special week, BRW also brings to Bham:

*Beer Saturdays to be held both Saturdays of WRW on Jan. 21 and 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees will meet Birmingham’s newest brewery, Ghost Train

*“Free Food Friday” contest on Facebook, allowing lucky Facebook fans to receive gift certificates to a BRW participating

*Uncorked, a stock-the-cellar wine tasting event at Hop City featuring Deutsch family wines. This event, to be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is free to the public.

Purchase tickets for WRW 2017 and events here: www.bhamrestaurantweek.com

Use hashtags #WRW2017, #BRW2017 and tag @bhamrestweek for your photos and reviews.

Special thanks to James Little, Audrey Pannell, Bryana Reid for their input and for all that you do for Bham’s culinary, cultural and economic development.