A Taste of 'Restaurant Week'

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It's been a busy year on the Boston restaurant scene. After a lull, more new restaurants are opening and more restaurants than ever will be participating in the 7th Annual Summer Restaurant Week " beginning Sunday.

It's a chance for people to sample some of the finest menus the city has to offer, often at a fraction of the price. For restaurants, it's a way to drum up business during a notoriously slow time of the year. Restaurant Week has become so popular, in fact, that it's now expanded to two weeks.

For a little 'taste' of what's to come, WBUR's Bob Oakes sits down with two "foodies:" one of Boston's most celebrated chefs, Frank McClelland, and one of the city's busiest food critics, Mat Shaffer.The 7th Annual Summer Restaurant Week Boston starts on Sunday and runs through Friday, August 17th, except on Saturdays. For more information on the event, and to see some mouth-watering dishes, click on the links below. This story was produced by WBUR's Sarah Bush.

This program aired on August 3, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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