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Diablo Magazine | East Bay Restaurant Weeks Get a Facelift

Diablo Magazine | East Bay Restaurant Weeks Get a Facelift

January can be a challenging month for restaurants. Patrons often take a break from dining out after overindulging during the holidays; others set New Year’s resolutions to be healthier or save money—both of which usually require eating at home.

Enter “restaurant week,” an event many cities hold each January to encourage diners to get out and enjoy all things gastronomic in their communities. In years past, restaurant weeks have traditionally involved higher-end restaurants offering reasonably priced prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. And while fixed menus are still the norm, some East Bay cities—such as Alameda, Berkeley, Concord, and Oakland—are getting more creative this year.

Berkeley’s 11-day event, for example, features specials at local breweries (Triple Rock Brewing) and wineries (Broc Cellars), and expands the deal to include breakfast and brunch options at eateries such as Doc’s Refresher (classic American), ZINO (upscale Mediterranean), and Henry’s (the recently reinvented gastropub in the Graduate Hotel).

Read more at diablomag.com

CityLab | Des Moines Wants to Be the Affordable City for Artists

CityLab | Des Moines Wants to Be the Affordable City for Artists

7x7 | Wild West Rx: Big country meets tiny homes at a tony Jackson Hole sporting club

7x7 | Wild West Rx: Big country meets tiny homes at a tony Jackson Hole sporting club