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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 01/20/2011

The essential compendium of your Restaurant Week haiku

By Alex Baldinger

In this week's Going Out Guide chat, we asked you to share your thoughts on Restaurant Week in standard 5-7-5 haiku format, and you did not disappoint. What seems apparent: Lots of you have a few things you'd like to fix about the dining promotion.

Some had complaints about limited menus:

Small menus they are
With prices that go too far
Let's go to a bar

What a deal it seems
But limited menus lade
Service underwhelms

The season is nigh
For few veggie offerings
Pathetic, try. Why?

Why am I tempted
By promises of cuisine
That never live up?

Others weren't happy with the restaurant chosen for a specific occasion:

Celebrate one year
With surprise meal for foodie -
Morton's Steak, Really?

On the positive side, there were culinary discoveries to be made:

At B.D. Tavern,
I learned bone marrow mostly
Tastes like meat butter.

Restaurant deals yo
I tried lunch, Sushi Taro
Just one word, Bravo

And the peril induced by overindulgence:

Cruel Restaurant Week
I gorge until I vomit.
Should I eat some more?

And finally, one that doesn't have a whole lot to do with Restaurant Week but seemed poignant:

Miller Lite Vortex?
Seppuku is only way.
Beer dishonors floor.

By Alex Baldinger  | January 20, 2011; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  Events, Restaurants  
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