Pittsburgh, PA, December 5, 2012: Extend the holiday celebration season through the New Year and renew your inner “foodie” at a preview party leading into Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Winter 2013. On January 10, 2013, the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Kickoff Party will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the showroom of the Mini of Pittsburgh dealership located in Bloomfield, east of the city’s center. The cocktail party-style event will include festive cocktails, free samplings from PRW-participating eastern restaurants and charity raffles.

Party-goers who attend the event will be provided the opportunity to browse menus and make restaurant week reservations, while experiencing a casual “foodie” atmosphere as participating restaurants circulate a preview of their PRW tastings. Online ticket sales for the party begin Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. discounted half-off the $50 ticket value.

Restaurants, including Abay Restaurant, Alma Pan Latin Kitchen and Cantina, Epicure’s Palate and Kaleidoscope Café, are excited to offer previews and compete for the title of “Best New Taste 2013” as voted by party-goers.

From January 14-20, 2013, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week – Winter 2013 will focus on highlighting Pittsburgh food and restaurants with week-long dining deals across the region featuring many new dishes for the New Year. With the celebration drawing near, it is time to start making reservations to take advantage of wonderful dining deals at even more restaurants than before with over 50 restaurants registered to participate. Visit pittsburghrestaurantweek.com/pghrestaurantwk for the official listing of participating restaurants and their dining deals.

Additional restaurants interested in participating in the winter 2013 celebration can take advantage of easy online registration through the event website for a $150 registration fee until December 31, 2012. Restaurants are encouraged to take this opportunity to reinforce their bonds with the community and celebrate the burgeoning food culture in Pittsburgh.