Editor's note: This version corrects the amount of the "bounce back" promotion in the subhead and story.
From Jan. 21 to 27, people can score a deal on some of the best eateries in the area during the fifth annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week.
From Amelia's on Balboa Island to the Wine Lab Newport on Mariner's Mile, there are more than 70 dining options with special prix fixe menus to choose from. Sorted by their location within the city, taking advantage of the weeklong event also allows diners an opportunity to acquaint themselves with different parts of Newport, such as the Balboa Peninsula, the Back Bay and Newport Coast.
"There are so many really unique independent restaurants in our cities and we're able to give them exposure and attention through the campaign," said Peggy Fort, director of Restaurant Week.
Generally speaking, January is a slow month for restaurants so it's not only a campaign that brings attention to the culinary chops of Newport, but it also drives necessary revenue to the city during a hard time, Fort said.