As the new year approaches resolutions are made, chapters close and new stories begin, and the air is filled with the expectation of change. However, here in the greater Champaign County area one thing remains the same, the great food. This past year has been filled with so many great new food experiences, so many so that it’s nearly impossible to experience them all in just one year’s time. Whether you enjoy Asian inspired dishes, down home southern cooking, or the deep rich flavors of Indian cuisine, the greater Champaign County area never disappoints. Christmas day this year brought us not only one of our first white Christmases in years, but also great food experiences for those that chose to skip the Christmas cooking. Champaign-Urbana grabbed the 1st place trophy for Midwestliving’s 2017 “Greatest Midwest Food Towns” and made sure to exceed that title as the year progressed. Whether you have $1 or $1000 to spend, there’s something for everyone here, and that rings even truer as the new year approaches. With the new year ushering in change and a time for discovery, The Second Annual Champaign County Area Restaurant Week provides plenty of opportunity to experience something new. Plan now to join us for a 9-day celebration of all things food January 26-February 3, 2018. Restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner from $9-$39 so you can discover your new favorite dish or date night spot! The weather may be hitting its coldest but you can heat up your winter night with a new food experience!
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