Despite the subfreezing temps here on the East Coast, Providence's culinary scene is just warming up. Providence Restaurant Weeks is right around the corner, starting January 14. During Providence Restaurant Weeks you can sample some of the best food that Providence, and Rhode Island, has to offer with three-course lunches for $16.95, three-course dinners for $29.95 or $34.95, and some restaurants featuring two-for-one meals. Here are five ways you can get the most out of your Restaurant Weeks experience. 

Check out the menus beforehand
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No one likes that one person (Jeff) who always takes forever to look at the menu. Skip the hassle and check out the menus on our website at ProvidenceRestaurantWeeks.com

Leave room for dessert
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When we say three courses, we mean three courses. Most restaurants offer full-size desserts as their third course, so be sure to leave room for it. Or you can always take it home and finish it off later. Just make sure your friends don't get their hands on it (I'm talking to you again ... Jeff). 

Bring a friend
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Once you've looked at the menus online, I'm sure you'll still be stuck trying to choose a dish. But that's where your friends or family come in handy. Share some plates and try the whole menu!

Forget that work lunch
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Don't forget that a three-course lunch is only $16.95! Make your hour-long lunch a little bit longer, as long as you invite the boss. 

The perfect date
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Take your special someone out for a delicious date. It's the perfect time to get away for a night, and who can beat a great three-course dinner for $29.95 or $34.95?

However you choose to enjoy Providence Restaurant Weeks, we hope you have a great time. Visit ProvidenceRestaurantWeeks.com to see all of the participating restaurants and start your planning.