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.