If you're looking for an excuse to eat out, this might be it.

Dine Originals Columbus, a group of 42 locally owned independent restaurants, is hosting its third Dine Originals Week starting Monday, March 8, and running through March14. During the event, the restaurants will roll out two- to four-course meals -- priced at $10.10, $20.10 or $30.10 -- to showcase the city's diverse culinary scene.

Such "restaurant weeks" have been a staple in major cities nationwide for several years, said Kamal Boulos, owner of The Refectory and a charter member of Dine Originals Columbus. "It really gives people an incentive to go out and try a new place. It's a good value."

Read the Dispatch story.

Coming Thursday: A complete Dine Originals Week menu guide in Alive.