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By Ellen Bell
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Irvine Restaurant Week - January 13-19

Irvine Restaurant Week kicks off just in time to answer the inevitable weekend question:

"Where do you want to eat?"

If you're like me, You get stuck in a rut of choosing from the same three or four stand-bys. For the next seven days, Irvine Restaurant Week comes to the rescue, as more than a dozen local restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus and discounted prices to entice you to give them a try.

In this spirit of adventure, I decided to break out of my comfort zone. I visited one of this week's featured restaurants, Itriya Cafe, for some Italian Korean Fusion cuisine. The specialties of the house are spaghetti and ssam. One item I know very well.

The other, not so much...