Last month, DC on Heels and Dining in DC announced the Ultimate Restaurant Week giveaway by offering five lucky readers a chance to win a $75 dining gift certificate.
We asked our readers, "Is Restaurant Week a DEAL or NO DEAL?"
And boy, did you tell us! Your submissions really put DC Restaurant Week to the test.
As specified in the original rules: There were five winners selected to win at $75 dining gift certificate. Three winners were chosen based on their photos and explanation of their dining experience. One winner was chosen at random as a subscriber to Dining in DC. One winner was chosen at random from the DC on Heels Facebook page.
The winners are as follows:
Lisa's Pick: Caitlin Smith
Caitlin is well versed in writing up her dining experiences as a contributing writer to the Capital Cooking Show blog and it showed. For DC Restaurant Week, Caitlin dined at The Blue Duck Tavern for lunch. She said, "the service at the restaurant was fabulous. We were well taken care of and our waiter made us feel right at home."
After stuffing herself with an appetizer and main course, she said she "although everything we ate was delicious, nothing compares to the Apple Pie (see photo on right). I fell in love with first bite and had to stop myself from eating all of it!
Outside the weather was dreary but inside The Blue Duck Tavern everything was warm and inviting. We cannot wait to go back and enjoy another enticing meal. I thought it was a terrific deal!" She and her guest each got a three course lunch for $44.20 (includes tax). You can read her full review with photos on the blog.
Markette's Pick: Becca Clara Love
Becca of Bitches Who Brunch (love that name!) did a bang up job writing up her "DEAL or NO DEAL" review of Chef Geoff's Restaurant Week special. She told us in her submission that it was a DEAL because RW diners could order anything on the menu for appetizer, entree (including the rib eye steak) and dessert... for only $35.10!
Becca also said that Chef Geoff's didn't skimp on the portions, and she had the photos to prove it -- she submitted 14 pics in all.
She also said that her party of 6 received superb service during all three courses, which I can imagine for the waiter was a tough job for bunch of "bitches who brunch" ;)
Vanessa's Pick: Angelica MarAngelica's visit during restaurant week was to one of DC's best known restaurants - DC Coast and it left her saying it was a "TOTAL DEALIO."
Angelica says "Overall, a consistent Rest Week winner - my friends and I will now have to make DC Coast one of our must visits" Read below to get all the details of Angelica's visit.
DC on Heels Facebook Fan Winner: Jamie Gulin, Washington, D.C.
Dining in DC Subscriber Winner: Jess Tunon, Arlington, Va.
WINNERS: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your $75 dining gift certificate prize!
Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you for all of your submissions and our restaurant sponsors who donated the gift certificates: Capital Restaurant Concepts, Buddha-Bar DC, Thunder Burger and Bar, Sushi Rock.
Markette (written in collaboration with Vanessa and Lisa)