Arizona Spring Restaurant Week 2014: We've Got the Dates

Whether you love it or hate, Arizona Restaurant Week is coming back. This spring, thousands of diners will head to restaurants all over the state to taste the special menus offered for either $30 or $40 a person.

For diners looking to get out and try new restaurants, or maybe hit an old favorite that's just too pricey during the rest of the year, you'll want to make reservations early. And for those who hate having to share your favorite haunt with a crowd of first-timers, well, now you know when to try that complicated recipe you've been wanting to cook.

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The 10-day event will take place from Saturday, May 17 through Monday, May 26.

This year marks the ninth season of the event, as well as the 75th anniversary for the Arizona Restaurant Association. The group, a nonprofit association that represents the food and beverage industry, expects to have more than 150 restaurants participate in Restaurant Week this year.

The list of restaurants and their menus will be posted on the Arizona Restaurant Week website beginning on March 1. As always, they'll be three-course menus priced at their $30 or $40 a person -- and some will include drinks.

Restaurant Week menus will be available for dinner only but you're also welcome to order off the regular menu during the event.

Restaurants interested in participating can find information online.

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