01/22/2013 08:53 am ET Updated Mar 24, 2013

Visiting American Cities During Their Restaurant Weeks

For many travelers, visiting a new destination means new sights, new adventures, new people and, best of all, new food. If you're a foodie with filet tastes and a burger budget, why not plan your next trip around a restaurant week?

Beginning now, food-centric tourists can pack up their palates and make like Anthony Bourdain on a culinary romp to more than a dozen cities from coast to coast offering affordable three-course menus at a city's most-popular restaurants.

See more restaurant weeks around the country here. If your plans don't put you in one of these cities during restaurant week, check out our Local Deals section for deals at Zagat-rated restaurants year-round.

-- Amanda Mulligan