Worcester Restaurant Week kicks off 4th year

The wildly popular Worcester Restaurant Week will kick off its fourth year with the winter edition, from Feb. 25- March 8. More than 50 locally owned, independent restaurants will participate this year.

According to event producers, “This is a great dining value in tough economic times. You can get a three-course meal at the area’s finest restaurants for $23.13.”

Paul Barber, owner of the Flying Rhino Cafe, one of Shrewsbury Street’s most popular restaurants, said, “This is a way that we can give back to our customers. You will get an appetizer, entree and dessert for a low price of $23.13. Some of our entrees are priced higher than that, so you are really getting the appetizer and dessert for free.”

Returning for the fourth year is presenting sponsor UniBank, which recently opened its first Worcester location on Gold Star Boulevard. The other presenting sponsor is Pepsi Cola. Mercadate Funeral Home, of Worcester, returns as a supporting sponsor.

Atlas Distributing, distributors of Blue Moon, Harpoon, Sam Adams and Wachusett Brewery is taking a leadership role in supporting Worcester Restaurant Week.

Among the media sponsors are WXLO Radio, Oldies 98.9, The Pike, WCRN, TasteWorcester.com, Vitality Magazine, Pulse Magazine and GoLocalworcester.com

Worcester Restaurant Week is produced by Pagio, Inc., publishers of Pulse magazine.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit www.WorcesterRestaurantWeek.com.