These days, locals and tourists don't need much persuading to enjoy a meal in Brooklyn's glut of great restaurants. But the borough's culinary achievements still deserve some recognition, which is why the Brooklyn Borough President's office has put on its Dine In Brooklyn program again this year, offering discounted prix fixe meals at a multitude of eateries across the area. "When people come here and taste the Brooklyn fusion and Brooklyn energy, they just want to visit over and over again," Borough President Eric Adams intoned at today's press conference announcing the event. "Manhattan is really in our rear view mirror."

Now in its 11th year, the mini-restaurant week offers $25 dinners, as well as two-for-$15 lunches at select eateries. Spanning over 30 neighborhoods—not just trendy Western Brooklyn areas—the event hopes to not only attract visitors from other boroughs but also inspire Brooklyn residents to explore other parts of their home. At press time, there were over 150 restaurants participating, including BP Adams's favorite Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens. The newly launched website offers an easily searchable database of restaurants by neighborhood and also indicates the type of cuisine offered. The site is also mobile friendly for last-minute dining suggestions.

This year's Dine In BK will unfold over two weeks, from Monday, October 20th through Thursday, October 23rd and again from Monday, October 27th through Thursday, October 30th.