Monday, February 9, 2009

Howard County Winter Restaurant Weeks

Howard County's Winter Restaurant Weeks promotion, running February 23 to March 8, is one of the easiest and best ways to sample some of the county's finest meals. Two dozen restaurants are participating in this year's event, offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner ranging from $10.09 to $40.09. Make your plans now, reservations recommended at most participants.

The list of participating restaurants this year (and links to their Restaurant Weeks menus where available):

Aida Bistro* (will post its menu February 17)
Alexandra's at Turf Valley (lunch and dinner menu)
Belmont Manor (lunch and dinner menu, only Feb. 25-28 and Mar. 4-7)
Bistro Blanc** (dinner menu)
Cacao Lane
Cafe de Paris* (lunch and dinner)
The Crab Shanty
The Diamondback Tavern
Donna's Cafe
Elkridge Furnace Inn* (lunch and dinner menu)
Greystone Grill**
Jordan's Steakhouse*
The King's Contrivance*
The Melting Pot (dinner menu)
Morgan's Grille at the Hilton Columbia
oZ Chophouse*
Ram's Head Tavern at Savage Mill
The Rumor Mill**
Tersiguel's* (lunch and dinner menu)
Stained Glass Pub
Toby's Dinner Theatre
Victoria Gastro Pub*

As an extra incentive to check out multiple restaurants, Howard County Tourism and the Restaurant Association of Maryland are offering a Frequent Diners Passport Card. You can pick up the card at participating restaurants, get the card validated at six or more restaurants during the two weeks, then bring it back to the Howard County Tourism office to become eligible for a $100 dining gift certificate.

* On our list of Howard County's Best Restaurants
** On our list of
Howard County's Nearly Best Restaurants

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