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January is California Restaurant Month

The Golden State celebrates a month of great eating

CARestaurantMonthMore and more cities, towns and tourist regions have a restaurant week. Several, including Denver, stretch the concept to two weeks or so. But in California, with its abundance of year-round sourcing and creative chefs, celebrates California estaurant Month — and that month is January, even spilling over into early Freburary. As one of the nation’s most diverse and agriculturally bountiful states, California presents an unprecedented 33 destinations, including nine new ones, making 2013 the largest California Restaurant Month to date.

Throughout the month, California restaurants are offering special restaurant week or month-long dining promotions that feature prix fixe menus, wine-pairing opportunities and more as part of this Visit California-led promotion. Each organizer selects dates and sets details. I wonder whether any serial eater is planning a stunt of eating at a different one every day of the month. The nine new destinations for 2013 are Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Downtown Long Beach, Manteca, Moorpark, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Tuolumne County and Vacaville. Click here for a full list of participating destinations. Here they are:

Northern California:

  • Berkeley – Berkeley Restaurant Week, Jan 15 – 22
  • El Dorado County – El Dorado Epicurean, Jan 20 – 27
  • Manteca –  Manteca Restaurant Week, Jan 14 – 20
  • Marin County – Marin County Restaurant Month, Jan 1 – 31
  • Napa Valley – Napa Valley Restaurant Month,  Jan 1 – 31
  • Oakland – Oakland Restaurant Week, Jan 18 – 27
  • Redding – Redding Dining Days, Jan 13 – 26
  • Sacramento – Dine Downtown Restaurant Week, Jan 9 – 18
  • San Francisco – Dine About Town, Jan 15 – 31
  • San Mateo County / Silicon Valley – Share the Bounty, Jan 15 – 31
  • Shasta Cascade – Shasta Cascade Restaurant Month, Jan 1 – 31
  • Tri-Valley – Eat Tri-Valley, Jan 1 – Feb 3
  • Vacaville – Vacaville Restaurant Week, Jan 18 – 27

Central California

  • Madera County: California’s Gateway to Yosemite – California Restaurant Month Celebration, Jan 1 – 31
  • Monterey County – Monterey County Culinary Month, Jan 1 – 31
  • San Luis Obispo County – San Luis Obispo County Restaurant Month, Jan 1 – 31
  • Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara Film Feast, Jan 24 – Feb 3
  • Santa Ynez Valley – Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week , Jan 20-26
  • Tuolumne County – Tuolumne County Restaurant Week, Jan 20 – 26

Southern California:

  • Beverly Hills – Around the World in Beverly Hills, Jan 7 – 13
  • Costa Mesa – California Restaurant Month, Jan 1 – 31
  • Downtown Long Beach – Downtown Long Beach Cheese Week, Jan 21 – 27
  • Irvine – Irvine Restaurant Week, Jan 11 – 17
  • Los Angeles – dineLA Restaurant Week, Jan 21 – Feb 1
  • Newport Beach – Newport Beach Restaurant Week, Jan 18 – 27
  • Oxnard – Oxnard International Restaurant Week, Jan 21 – 31
  • Pasadena – Cheeseburger Week, Jan 13 – 18
  • San Diego – San Diego Restaurant Week, Jan 13 – 18
  • Santa Maria Valley – Dine Out Santa Maria Style, Jan 13 – 20
  • Santa Monica – Santa Monica Eat Well Week, Jan 6 – 12
  • Simi Valley – Simi Valley Restaurant Week, Jan 28 – Feb 3
  • Temecula Valley – Temecula Valley Restaurant Month, Jan 1-31