Going on now and running through July 31st (Saturday’s excluded, Sunday participation optional), Manhattan restaurants are offering some fabulous deals for patrons. Restaurant week started during the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Tim Zagat and others organized the event to get convention participants to sample the best eats the city had to offer. Each participating restaurant signed up to offer a prix-fixe lunch menu. The program was opened to the public and due to the program’s popularity the event grew to offer a prix-fixe dinner option as well.