Bushwick Restaurant Week kicks off today. Credit: Bushwick Restaurant Week Bushwick Restaurant Week kicks off Monday. Credit: Bushwick Restaurant Week


Thanks to two longtime Bushwick residents, a special Restaurant Week for the overlooked neighborhood kicked off Monday.


When Bob Murray and Nick Gilbert noticed that Bushwick had been excluded from programming by Dine In Brooklyn, they joined forces to put together a Bushwick-specific dining extravaganza.


More than 30 restaurants are signed on, the organizers say.


Bushwick Restaurant Week developed a partnership with the taxi-hailing app Uber: Restaurant attendees can get enter the promotional code "Bushwick" and receive $30 of cab fare to bring in Manhattanites or hit up several spots over the course of a single evening.


For more information, visit Bushwickrestaurantweek.com.

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