16 Mar 2012 12:51 AM EST
-by Jennifer Monteagudo, Staff Writer; Image: Dessert from River Cafe (Image Source:RiverCafe.com)
New York City’s Restaurant Week is Manhattan-centric, Chinatown Restaurant Week is well, duh, only in Chinatown, and Mexican Restaurant Week only focuses on one cuisine. With younger people and hipper business migrating to the outer boroughs—making some Brooklyn/Queens neighborhoods more expensive than Manhattan—the “Restaurant Week” has a natural home on the other side of the East River.
From March 19 through 29, over 195 restaurants will be participating in Dine in Brooklyn. Participating restaurants have created a special DIB menu that features three-course sampling lunches for $20.12, and dinners for $25. But this is Brooklyn, after all—the land of a thousand bars—which means some restaurants are also serving special Brunch menus for $20.12 as well.
For a full list of participating restaurants, go to VisitBrooklyn.org. Some big names on the list include The River Café in DUMBO and Bogota Latin Bistro and Blue Ribbon Brooklyn in Park Slope. While there are restaurants participating in neighborhoods even Kings County residents may not be aware of—Flatlands, Mill Basin—one of the more up-and coming areas, Bushwick, is sadly left off the list.
Oh well, here’s to next year, and with over 195 establishments to choose from, we’re sure adventurous eaters will be satisfied nonetheless with 2012’s Dine In Brooklyn. In case you weren’t salivating yet (we are), watch George Constantinou, chef and owner of Bogota Latin Bistro, make plantain-stuffed French toast.
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