Restaurant Week 2014 curtailed because of the Super Bowl

The dining deal will be shortened by one week, and it’s also happening later so as not to overlap with the football game

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The Super Bowl has already caused hotel and Airbnb rates to spike (and we won't even mention the eye-popping price of tickets to the event itself); now, it's impacting the 2014 edition of Restaurant Week. Because the football game and discounted-dining promotion overlap in February, the latter has been pushed a week back—and made a week shorter than in previous runs. Since the Super Bowl will bring so many folks to town, organizers opted not to offer a discount during such an already busy period. Thus Restaurant Week will run from February 17 to March 7.

Prices for next year's eating-out bonanza are also rising. A three-course lunch will run you $25 (versus $24 during the summer 2013 Week) and dinner will cost $38 (versus $35). Nearly 300 restaurants are expected to take part, including eateries in previously underrepresented outer boroughs. Stay tuned for news on when reservations will become available.

(h/t Crain's)


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