Chow time! Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) – Hope you’re hungry, Birmingham. Mark your calendar and work up an appetite: Birmingham Restaurant Week kicks off August 16th through August 25th.

“We have about 60 restaurants participating, and offering every kind type of deal from $5 to $50, ” said Audrey Pannell, an organizer with Birmingham Restaurant Week.

Clifton Holt, owner and executive chef of Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar, has participated in restaurant week for almost a decade. “People that don’t normally come to see us that might have a preconceived notion that we’re some untouchable place can come in and have a multi-course dinner with choices for $40,” he said.

Participating restaurants all over Birmingham are offering special lunch and/or dinner menus are set price points.

It’s also hitting at a great time for the restaurant owners, themselves. Holt said this is normally a slow time of the year in the industry. “I wish that we could do restaurant week once a month,” he said, “especially in football season, because football season can be detrimental to business in the fall, and it would be nice to do something a little more consistent.”

Want to see if your favorite spot (or soon to be favorite NEW spot) is participating in Birmingham Restaurant Week? Head to their website here to learn more about participating restaurants, menus, and price points.

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