I am always super excited about the Dine About Town promotion each January in San Francisco. A whole month with reduced prices for 3-course lunches ($21.95) and dinners ($31.95) at a slew of restaurants around town. It usually provides an excellent excuse to catch up with friends after the holidays, or get together a work group for lunch.
But after spending most of a lunch hour pouring over the list of participating restaurants downtown, and their menus, I was bummed. Too many places were offering chicken dishes that remind me of conference banquet food as one of their two entree choices. There weren’t that many new places downtown either.