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Obama visit eats into press time for Denver Restaurant Week

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Denver Restaurant Week doesn't start until February 21, but it already looks like a hit, with more than 224 restaurants signed up to participate and over a hundred chefs slated to attend the scheduled February 17 press conference to hype the event.

But once Barack Obama's noon visit to Denver that same day was announced, DRW week sponsors recognized that there would be some significant no-shows at the press conference: mainly, the press, which will be out in force at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to capture President Obama's visit.

So today, the press conference was postponed -- but Denver Restaurant Week will start as planned on February 21 -- and the big news is that more than half the participating restaurants have agreed to extend their $52.80 deals (for two) for another week, until at least March 7, according to Rich Grant of Visit Denver.

To see who's participating, go to www.denverrestaurantweek.com.

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