GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - More than 60 restaurants in the Grand Rapids area will begin serving up unique meals with local ingredients Wednesday, as Restaurant Week begins.

Experience Grand Rapids started this 11 day event as a way to bring more awareness to local food and generate more tourism. Many restaurants feature dishes exclusively for Restaurant Week, with special pricing.

For a list of all restaurants participating, visit Experience Grand Rapids' website.

The fourth annual Restaurant Week also includes a competition for the best Grand Cocktail of 2013. Categories include best creative cocktail, and best Manhattan.

Restaurant patronsare encouraged topost any pictures they take at Restaurant Week locations to #MyRWGR on Instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a participating restaurant.