Restaurant Week In Cincinnati
The Enquirer has a blog for eating called the Foodie Report. Julie Gaw, their great Weekend Section editor blogged today asking, Where's our restaurant week?
I lived in New York, and it seemed like everyone got excited for Restaurant Week there. It was an amazing feeling that over 6 million people were excited for one thing. It had a much bigger impact on that population than fashion week.
There's a comment on her post that says we do have a restaurant week, it's called 7 Days for SIDS, a benefit for sudden infant death syndrome sponsored by Jean-Robert de Cavel and his wife, who lost their daughter to SIDS. I went to the site, and I can't say for sure if this benefit is a restaurant week type affair. I realize the event's not until the summer, but their site has little information about what the event is.
After a lot of digging on the site, I found a flyer with information from this past year. It appears that certain restaurants offer deals only one day that week. A good effort, but I'd like to see them offer 20% off all week, or something like that. I'm not sure how exactly the week works in New York, but I'd think that the good publicity would make up for the loss in revenue.