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Whale Week, a Celebration of Splurge Dining, Starts Now

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Starting now, and ending, oh, about 6 p.m. on Friday, Eater will be celebrating the people that love spending money on food and wine in New York City. It's a little something we like to call Whale Week. We'll be highlighting these high-rollers (or "whales" as some industry people like to call them), and the places where they love to part with their cash.

At this point, you may be wondering: Why Whales? Why now? Well, for one thing, this is the time of the year when people get their year-end bonuses. Hopefully, Eater can provide some ideas on how and where to spend that dough. It's also a particularly punishing stretch of the winter, which is a time when everyone — whales and regular mammals — look for a little extra sizzle in their lives.

All throughout Whale Week, there will be guides to the finest food and drink in Manhattan, plus maps, videos, testimonials, dining diaries, Champagne, foie gras, truffles, gold leaf, kobe beef, and oh so much more. If you have a tale of dining excess that you'd like to share with the readers of Eater, send that to the tipline. Or just settle in with some snacks and have some fun.

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