Heard around the DC Foodies blogosphere this week...Overall, Restaurant Week appeared to be a success this year, with many satisfied diners, and some left a bit dissappointed with issues regarding service and upcharges. As DC Foodies noted earlier, some restaurants are extending RW, so you still have an opportunity to participate when the crowds have thinned a bit.
Zagat Buzz has provided a list of D.C. restaurants that will be taking a break while the season is slow. The restaurants include Bastille, Charlie Palmers Steak House, CityZen, D'Acqua, Equinox, Komi, Redwood, Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center, and Sonoma. Check here for specific dates.
Ahh, the perennial "who has the best" question. This week, Metrocurean casts her line for the answer to the question "who has the best fish taco?". Her picks include Taqueria National and Ceiba, while readers join in on where they like to get fish tacos--and where they dont! Personally, I like the Baja Fish Tacos at Taqueria Poblano in Del Ray.
Could it be that another talented DC chef is crossing the Potomac to join the ranks of Armstrong and Morou? According to the Washingtonian's Todd Kliman, Chef Robert Weidemaier, of Marcel's and Brasserie Beck, plans to open a new restaurant in a developing Kimpton property on King St. in Old Town Alexandria. The restaurant, with an 80 seat dining room, a 45 seat wine tasting room, and a wood burning oven, is expected to serve French fare. Look for an opening in February 2009.
On the heels of the excitement that was Throwdown with Bobby Flay-Mussels and Fries comes a DC area blogger cooking competition. Let's call it Throwdown Comfort Food. Lauren DeSantis of the Capital Cooking Show has challenged several area food bloggers to put their skills to the test. Competing with Lauren will be April Fulton from The Food Scribe, Stephanie Gans from Endless Simmer, Alison McConnell from The Humble Gourmand, and Johnna Rowe from Johnna Knows Good Food. You can be a part of the competition by voting on which dish the contestants will make. Vote here.