Want to taste dishes from 50 noteworthy local restaurants and chefs under one roof at Union Station? If so, First Bites Bash, the precursor to Restaurant Week, is the place. The Gage and Henri chef Dirk Flanagan hosts the January 24th event, eateries like Baume & Brix, Nellcote, and Piccolo Sogno provide food, and chefs like Mark Steuer, Jared Van Camp, and David Dworshak attend. $95 gets you there.
Today is also the first day for Restaurant Week reservations, running from February 1-10 this year. Last year 265 restaurants participated in offering all sorts of deals and prix fixes.