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The Big City Blog: Hope you’re hungry because Chicago Restaurant Week 2018 is on

Time to get your grub on. The 11th annual culinary celebration that is Chicago Restaurant Week returns from Jan. 26-Feb. 8 with two weeks of dining deals sure to get your taste buds revved up.

This event is perfect for sampling a variety of what 370 participating Chicago restaurants have to offer, featuring special prix-fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch and lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity).

American, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, French, Thai, Indian, German and more. The world is at your fork at various hotspots downtown as well as quaint neighborhood favorites.

There’s no better time to affordably sample Chicago’s impressive restaurant scene, so don’t forget to make your reservations early to ensure a table at your eatery of choice, as more than 648,000 diners participated last year.

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