Chicago Restaurant Week 2013: First Bites Bash Kicks off 10-Day Event.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2013: First Bites Bash Kicks off 10-Day Event.
First Bites Bash in the Great Hall of Chicago's Union Station.

CHICAGO, Friday, December 7, 2012. Even though it’s not until February, it’s not too early to start making plans for Chicago Restaurant Week. Choose Chicago, the official tourism organization for Chicago, announced yesterday that ticket sales are open for the First Bites Bash, the kick-off event for the sixth annual Chicago Restaurant Week and a celebration of Chicago’s epicurean excellence.

Sweet and savory tastings from 50 of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants and chefs will be featured in the magnificent Great Hall at Union Station Thursday, January 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Tickets are available for purchase online for $95 per person.  “First in line” pricing at $75 per person is available for a limited time.

Chicago Restaurant Week is a celebration of Chicago’s finest culinary talents.  The 10-day experience begins February 1 and runs through February 10 with more than 250 participating restaurants featuring prix fixe lunches for $22 and dinners for $33 and $44, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.  Online reservations will be available beginning January 3,  2013 at


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  • I'm prepping myself now! I've never been to restaurant week. Any tips for a newbie?

  • In reply to 4-Star Explorer:

    Biggest tip...if there is a restaurant where you really want to dine...make reservations early as a lot of the most popular ones fill up fast. Also, I usually tryout the most expensive of the restaurants participating because I'll save the most with their prix fixe. Enjoy:)

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