Washington's dining scene heats up as Restaurant Week comes back to the District August 16-22.
"There's just a tremendous amount of excitement over D.C.'s restaurant scene right now with recent shows like Top Chef, DC Cupcakes and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives shining a spotlight on Washington, D.C.," said Elliott Ferguson, president & CEO of Washington's tourism agency, Destination DC.
In addition to those oh-so popular "foodie" programs, D.C. restaurants are also the backdrop for the mother of all hit cable-reality programs -- The Real Housewives of DC.
The show premieres August 5 and the ladies of the popular Bravo franchise have already been spotted filming in several restaurants in and around Georgetown and downtown.
Restaurant Week prices are fixed at $20.10 for lunch or $35.10 for dinner (both come with three courses)... but is eating at the same steak house as the White House party crasher-turned-housewife really worth a dub and some change for lunch?
Ferguson seems to think so: "There's no better time than Restaurant Week to see what the D.C. culinary scene has to offer," said Ferguson.
What do you think? Is this a deal or no deal?
You Tell Me
For the past six months I've been going around to different restaurants taking pictures of the food in my ongoing series Deal or No Deal. But now, I'd like to flip the script and have you tell me.
Here's how to participate:
- Go out during Restaurant Week and take pictures of your food.
- Send the photos, along with the price of the meal to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stay tuned to the DC on HEELS blog where I will post your food pics and discuss whether or not you got a deal.
P.S. - Featured restaurants include the culinary creation of the former chef to Oprah Winfrey, Art & Soul; Acadiana, frequented by First Lady Michelle Obama; J&G Steakhouse, located inside the new W Hotel in downtown D.C.; and The Jockey Club, which is known to be a favorite of the political elite.
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