Tix for NYC Restaurant Week on Sale January 12

If there’s one disadvantage to working in the travel industry, it’s constantly having to leave New York City. I miss my friends, my neighborhood, and, most of all, the food. Seriously, I’ve been to places where the food has sucked (Philippines), lacked variety (Greenland), and was neither here nor there (Fort Lauderdale). New Yorkers are super-privileged to be in a city where the culinary scene is diverse and, more often than not, really damn good. Not only can you get a hearty, amazing meal at a cheap ethnic joint, you can splurge on high-end dinners knowing you won’t be disappointed. Best of all, with NYC Restaurant Week next month, you can get that “splurgy” experience at that “ethnic joint” price. Or something like that.

From January 24 to February 6, NYC & CO is partnering with more than 300 restaurants for two weeks of ridiculously priced meals at highly touted restaurants. Three-course, prix-fixe lunches will be $24.07; three-course prix-fixe dinners at a measly $35.

Participating restaurants include some of my favorites, like the soon-to-be-closed Faustina at the Cooper Square hotel, Le Cirque, SD26, and Tribeca Grill.

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