We all need a break from cooking this summer. And by "need," I mean I need some dinner from Parkside Rotisserie & Bar ... and Trattoria Zooma ... and Chapel Grille ... you get the picture. Luckily GoProvidence has put together the biggest local restaurant weeks event to date with Providence Restaurant Weeks Presents: Stay Local. Eat Well., a four-week long crazy culinary celebration, running from Aug. 16 through Sept. 12.

All Restaurant Weeks rules have been tossed out the window, giving the restaurants more flexibility. They can choose to feature specials for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three). My favorite — they can also offer a Chef's Choice selection, which is sort of a "wild card" item, like a family-sized entree, a signature cocktail, a specialty product, and more. Takeout options will also be available.

More info will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Be sure to check out ProvidenceRestaurantWeeks.com for updates.