Events

DC Beer Week's Top Five Events (hint: they all involve beer)

DCBeerWeek Ladies and gentlemen, get your livers ready, DC Beer Week will be kicking off on Aug. 14.

As we reported, this week-long celebration of beer (especially local beer!) will include events at the District's best beer bars. The complete list of events can be found on the DC Beer Week site (in partnership with the folks over at the DC Beer.com) and it's quite a list. To help you pick some of the best events for the week (though all look promising) here are my top five:

1. Founders Beer Dinner with Co-Founder Dave Engbers at Birch & Barley - Monday at 7 pm
Birch & Barley- 1337 14th Street NW, www.birchandbarley.com

Founders Brewing Company co-founder Dave Engbers will host a food and beer experience, casting light on his fantastic ales. Beer Director Greg Engert will speak to the pairings of these great brews with a menu crafted by Birch & Barley Executive Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac. This is a 5 course tasting menu that will be paired with 9 different Founders hand-crafted ales. Details of the menu are on the way and will be posted here when available. The dinner will be $75 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call Birch & Barley for reservations. 202-567-2576. 

2. Casks and firkins: All of them! (multiple events, multiple locations)

There are few things in life better than fresh, cask-conditioned beer. During DC Beer Week, there will be a lot of it. Rather than try and pick one event, I'm recommending all of them. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, the Pour House will be tapping firkins through Saturday from Rhode Island’s Trinity Brewhouse, as well as great local beers from, Oliver Breweries, Evolution Craft Brewing, Heavy Seas, Old Dominion and Fordham. On Tuesday, ChurchKey will turn over all five of its beer engines to Heavy Seas. Because five cask ales is not enough, a sixth real ale will be served directly from a wood barrel previously used to mature bourbon. I tried a variety of Heavy Seas cask ales a few months ago at the brewery's Beer and Barbecue event. They were some of the best beers I've tasted from the Baltimore brewery. And on Thursday, District ChopHouse will be hosting local brewers and their cask ales. The lineup includes the ChopHouse, Capitol City Brewing Company, Rock Bottom Bethesda, Gordon Biersch DC, DuClaw, Franklin’s, Olivers/Pratt St Ale House and Sweetwater. Tickets are $35 and only 80 will be sold.

3. Rye Beer and Spirits with Jack Rose and 3 Stars Brewing – Tuesday at 6pm
Jack Rose Dining Saloon – 2007 18th Street NW, www.jackrosediningsaloon.com

Few things go better with beer than whiskey. This event pairs a flight of rye whiskeys hand-picked by the Jack Rose staff with the B.W. Rye ale, a collaboration beer from D.C. brewers 3 Stars Brewing Company and Steve Jones of Baltimore's Oliver Breweries. Meet the brewers and enjoy a guided tasting highlighting flavor profiles and key characteristics of the spicy and flavorful rye grain, which is in so many great beers and whiskeys. The price for this will be around $20-25.

4. Trinity Brewhouse Beer Dinner at Granville Moore’s – Wednesday at 6:30pm
Granville Moore’s – 1238 H Street NE, www.granvillemoore’s.com

Granville Moore's Chef Maria Evans teamed up with Trinity Brewmaster Sean Larkin and Granville Moore's chef and co-owner Teddy Folkman to put together a five-course dinner featuring one of the beers she and Folkman brewed at the Trinity in July. Look for Evans' classic New England dishes, including sepia with milled malt and sorachi hop oil, a whole pig, and a bunch of other surprises, all with a Granville’s twist. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations and more info at 202-399-2546 or www.granvillemoores.com.

5. DC Homebrewers Association Homebrew Competition at Red Palace – Saturday at 4pm
The Red Palace – 1212 H Street NE, www.redpalacedc.com

Full disclosure: I'm a homebrewer and member of the DC Homebrewers club. I've tried a lot of these guys' and gals' handiwork, and let me tell you, they make good beer. If you don't believe me, come give them a try. The $10 ticket gets you entry into this homebrew competition at the Red Palace. There will be a DJ and the opportunity to taste beers from homebrewers all across the city.


DC Restaurant Week Summer/August 2011

RAMW annouced yesterday that Summer DC Restaurant Week will be from August 15th through 21st. The complete list of restaurants is here.

Of course, some restaurants will have a special deal for the whole month. Stay tuned for us to post more details and menus here. In the mean time, for those of you that make reservations in advance, let the race begin!

You may want to check what restaurants have historically offered to patrons in our past DC Restaurant Week Menus to give you an idea of where you should try this year.


Savor: The Beer And Food Gala Is Still Trying To Get The Food Right

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Savor, the Brewers Association’s dolled-up craft beer gala, is a fantastic event. 

Entering its fourth year, Savor is every bit the premiere craft beer showcase the BA intended it to be. For a city making a name for itself in the craft beer world, it’s also exactly what D.C. needs. Once a year, the craft beer community turns its attention to the District as some of the best brewers in the country bring us a few beers to enjoy. And enjoy, we do.

Thing is, though, Savor is a beer and food event, and so far, the food hasn’t lived up to the equal billing.

Ok, that’s not completely true. The Artisan Cheese Table and the Oyster Bar have been bright spots, exceptions to the rule. As for the rest of the food, it hasn’t always been worth the price of admission ($110 this year). Importantly, this is the food that’s paired with the beer. This is the food that the brewers are expected to talk up along with their beers.

At best, the food has been mediocre. At worst, it’s been quite bad. The food for the past three Savors has looked bad, tasted bad, hasn’t kept well, and hasn’t always paired well. I'm not alone in my opinion of the food, either. I've talked to past attendees and brewers and heard the same: the food has been a disappointment.

16 The sweet and chewy shrimp corn dogs, the gray meat sliders, the bland and cold quesadillas, and the grainy espresso sambuca parfaits are just a few examples of a food program that has been the biggest flaw of an otherwise excellent event. This wouldn’t bother me quite so much if Savor was merely a beer event. But it’s a beer and food “experience,” therefore the food must be as good as the beer. It’s not, at least not yet.

You have to hand it to folks at the BA, though, they are willing to tinker with their event. Every year for the past four years, they’ve changed something about Savor, and more often than not it’s been for the better. The first year Savor was held at the Mellon Auditorium. It’s a pretty venue, but it was too small, so they moved to the equally nice, but considerably larger Building Museum.

During that first year, the speaker salons were free. That was nice, but the sessions filled up quickly and led people to crowd around the salon room doors for a chance to grab one of the few seats. To bring some order to the salons, the BA started selling tickets. Sure, $30 is a steep price to listen to brewers talk about beer, but you don’t have to buy a salon ticket to get into the main event.

Recognizing the popularity of the event, the BA made this year’s Savor a two-night event, as it was the first year. A lot of people didn’t get tickets this year (thanks, in part, to the BA’s Website crashing when the tickets went on sale), but more people will be able to attend than last year.

And in this same spirit, the BA continues to work on the food.

Last year, the BA hired chef Bruce Paton to “enhance” the food experience, which for the first two Savors was pretty poor. Patton has experience with large beer events, having worked with the BA on the Great American Beer Festival, the biggest craft beer event in the country. Unfortunately, the food was as it as always was. 

This year, the BA brought in two chefs, Adam Dulye from The Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco, and our own Teddy Folkman, executive chef and co-owner of Dr. Granville Moore’s. However, Dulye and Folkman were hired to be consultants, not chefs. For all their culinary acumen, Dulye and Folkman did not contribute a single recipe or cook a single dish. They were contracted to conceptualize the food pairings, but the recipes and cooking was left to Federal City Caterers, which has catered all the Savor events.

09270011 Folkman said he has faith in the catering company and its staff, but was wary - and surprised - about not having a greater role in the dishes’ development or execution. For this article, Folkman put together a few of the dishes he was working on for Savor; however, the Cuban slider, stout meatballs and deviled egg that you see in the photos are not necessarily the same dishes you’ll see at Savor. You’ll see and taste Federal City Caterers’ dishes.

During a recent tasting led by Nancy Johnson, event director for the BA, Folkman got a chance to taste many of the dishes Federal City Caterers developed based on his and Dulye’s recommendations. While some dishes were just as Folkman envisioned, others needed minor revising, and some were altogether different - not always for the better, he said.

Deborah Allen, co-owner of Federal City Caterers, said she and her staff have to take many things into consideration when developing hors d’oeuvres for Savor. When necessary, she’ll change an ingredient or eliminate ingredient to make sure the dish works with the beer pairing and can be executed a thousand times over for the event.

In addition to making sure the dishes pair with all 144 beers, the food has to be easy to handle for attendees holding tasting glasses, capable of being transported to the event site and then served as is or with minimum heating (the Building Museum doesn’t have a kitchen). The food must be able to remain fresh for some time in case it’s not eaten immediately, and it has to meet the approval of the BA, the brewers, the consulting chefs and a couple thousand attendees.


09270021 Listening to Allen describe the preparation and execution of Savor’s food program you begin to understand the scope of Federal City’s task. The catering company will prepare more than 80,000 items for Savor. She began work on this year’s event two weeks after last year’s event ended. She’ll have 160 people serving attendees, refreshing ice trays and water pitchers, refreshing the food, dumping food that needs to be dumped, working the nonalcoholic stand, and cooking special dishes for the 12 sponsor tables.It is quite an undertaking. But at the end of the day, I can’t help but return to the fact that the quality of the food has never lived up to the quality of the beer.

And then when I see that this year’s menu includes grilled steak and sausages, crispy tuna rolls, braised sliders, pork belly and shrimp wrapped in a grit cake - all dishes that could be great when fresh and hot, but miserable if left to cool and congeal - I think I’ll be glad that I once again ate beforehand.

Johnson, who led the committee that came up with Savor, is understandably positive about her food program. Although the BA has continues to revise the food program - from how the food was paired with the beer to how much say brewers get in their pairings – Johnson said the BA started in a good place and is simply looking to improve.

For last year’s Savor, the participating breweries were sent a menu of “popular pub items” to choose from. Although there were more than 45 dishes on the menu, Folkman said many breweries ended up picking the same items, which led to a lot of redundancy (Savor: a beer and quesadilla experience).

This year, the BA abandoned the democratic approach and turned the pairings over to Folkman and Dulye. Folkman said he and Dulye took the list of beers the breweries plan to bring and divided it into style categories: IPAs, stouts, ambers, lagers. The chefs then came up with dishes to compliment the styles rather than specific beers. So there will be a dish for the pale ales and a dish for saisons, etc. 


09270020 Despite this broad approach, Folkman said he wants the beer and food pairings to make sense, to tell a story. So saisons and Belgian-style ales will be paired with the classic French croque monsieur, while the bolder-flavored India pale ales are matched with spicy crawfish fritters. And just in case the pairing isn’t completely obvious, every station will include a card explaining the match.

Like last year, though, the brewers won’t have a chance to taste the pairings until the day of the event.

For the 12 sponsors, Folkman has something completely different in mind: a cook for every sponsor. Folkman said Federal City Caterers will station a cook at each sponsor’s table. The sponsors’ offerings will be hot, cooked fresh and either prepared with the sponsor’s beer or for a beer the sponsor brings. The highlight of the sponsors’ dishes may be the lobster roll paired with Sam Adams Boston Lager. (Anticipating that the lobster roll will be a popular item, Allen said her staff will make extra to accommodate the interest.)

The BA is also adding a sushi stand and considering a panini station to accompany the cheese and oyster tables.Folkman, who led one of the educational salons last year, said he didn’t try any of the pairings last year, but agreed that the food could be better.“It’s progressively gotten better every year,” he said.

“Hopefully (this year), it will meet the expectations of the guests.”

Everyone I interviewed for this article was very positive about this year’s food program. Sure, Johnson and Allen said some things haven’t worked in the past, but that’s all part of the evolution of Savor. While Folkman was surprised that he wasn’t more directly involved with the food, he had nothing but good things to say about Federal City Caterers and expects this year’s food program to be better.

36 So then who’s to blame for the miserable dishes of Savors past? And who will be responsible if the quality of the food falls short again? Is it Federal City Caterers, who’s charged with feeding thousands of half-cocked beer enthusiasts while keeping the brewers, the hired-gun chefs and the BA happy? Is it the latest pair of chefs who have big ideas, but no involvement in the actual cooking and catering? Or is it the Brewers Association, which approves all the dishes, hires the famous chefs, hires the caterer, sponsors the event and insists that Savor is a beer and food experience? 

As the saying goes, the buck stops with the BA. With ticket prices for this beer and food experience climbing above the $100 mark, attendees deserve an event that gets it right on both counts. If it doesn’t, the BA should seriously consider either dropping the food (and the ticket prices) or turn the food program over to someone else to run.

Savor is an excellent beer experience. It’s time for it to be an excellent food experience, too.


DC Beer Week 2011: It's Going To Be A Busy Week

DCBeerWeek Break out your calendars folks, the dates of DC Beer Week have been announced. And if Teddy Folkman is to be believed, it's going to be a busy week ... a very busy week.

Folkman, executive chef at Dr. Granville Moore's, leads the coordination of the seven-day beer celebration he helped put together two years ago. Every year since it's inception, the event has grown bigger with more bars, breweries and restaurants taking part. This year looks to be no different.

In the sweaty days of Aug. 14 to 20, Folkman is expecting more than 200 events spread across the District (I don't think he expects you to attend all of them). In addition to beer dinners and bar events, this year's DC Beer Week will focus on retail shops, include a homebrewing competition and may feature special one-off beers made for the event by participating breweries. 

Folkman is also reaching out to the area's upstart breweries, such as Black Squirrel Brewing Company, DC Brau Brewing Company, Chocolate City Beer and 3 Stars Brewing Company. Breweries to our north and south - including Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Port City and Starr Hill - will also be welcome, but will have to do events in conjunction with District bars and restaurants, Folkman said. Other outsiders will include Great Lakes and Goose Island (which happens to have a hometown connection with the family at 1600 Penn. Ave.)

Although the dates have been announced, there is still a lot of planning going on. Folkman has designated a number of the city's craft beer bigwigs as "captains" to handle recruiting and coordinating in their neighborhoods. So you can expect ChurchKey to hold a number of events for DC Beer Week because Beverage Director Greg Engert volunteered to be a captain. Engert will also be responsible for coordinating events with the bars and restaurants near ChurchKey, as well as the two Rustico restaurants in Virginia. Other captains include Greg Jasgur, bar manager for Pizzeria Paradiso, and Dave Coleman, general manager and beer director for The Big Hunt.

At Granville Moore's, Folkman expects to hold at least one event every day of DC Beer Week. Many of those events will include beer from Allagash. The brewery may be based in Portland, Maine, but Folkman noted that D.C. is its biggest market.

More details about DC Beer Week 2011 should be out in mid to late June. 


23rd Annual Chocolates, Galore, and More

I know this event is out in Loudon County which is a bit inaccessible for some of our readers, but for those of you that live in Northern Virginia, this is probably something you should check out. 

If you are unfamiliar with the event, the proceeds go to benefit the YMCA Loudon County Building Bridges Program which is a local scholarship and financial assistance program. In total, the program provides nearly $2 million in the form of camps, counciling, social services, and health and wellness programs to children, families, and seniors in need.

Mike Isabella This years event has plenty of reasons to go. But most of all if you are a fan of Top Chef, Mike Isabella, formerly of DC's Zaytinya (and soon to open his own local place), is going to be one of the judges of the Dessert and Hors d’oeuvre Competition, in which restaurants from Northern Virginia compete and showcase their best of show. But of course, the best thing of all is that you get to taste every dessert and hors d’oeuvre and judge your favorites of the evening.

While all the eating is going on, you can participate in silent auctions, dance to music and drink champaigne which is all includes in the price of admission. What better way to work off all the food you just ate?! 

Tickets are $70 for reserved seats and $60 for general admission ($70 at the door). The event is on February 18th from 7 to 11 PM, at the West Belmont Place at the National Conference Center. For the full details of the event, you can visit the events web site here.


DC Restaurant Week January 2011 Menus

Well, here we go again! It feels like Summer Restaurant Week just ended and here we are starting all over again with Winter Restaurant Week. As you're probably already well aware, January Restaurant Week in 2011 will be from January 17th through January 23rd. As usual, we at DCFoodies.com are contacting all of the restaurants gathering all of the restaurant's menus in a single place for your convenience. We will make this reference as conclusive as possible so our readers have all the details they need to make a decision about where to dine. As we receive more menus, we'll continue to update this throughout the month. 

If you are looking for advice about where to go, or are wondering "What the hell is this Restaurant Week that everyone's going so crazy over?" please refer to our guidelines on DC Restaurant Week.

Also soon to come is our list of restaurants that are extending DC Restaurant Week!

DC Restaurant Week Menus

1905 Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

15 Ria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

2941 - Lunch Only
2941 will be offering the Restaurant Week price for a three-course lunch from January 10th to January 31st. There lunch menu is here.

701 Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Menus for Lunch and Dinner are posted on their web site at http://701restaurant.com/. Click on "Events" and then "Restaurant Week". Their lunch menu features a Chestnut and Mushroom Soup and Duck Confit. For Dinner you will find a Beef Cheek appetizer with Truffled Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Apple. Sounds yummy!

Acadiana - Lunch and Dinner
Acadiana's menus are on their Facebook page 

Adour at the St. Regis - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Againn DC - Lunch and Dinner
Againn is extending restaurant week from January 10th to the 30th. Here are their restaurant week menus

Agora - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Argia's Italian Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu     

Ardeo - Dinner Only
Ardeo is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. You can choose one Item from their Vegetables, Small Bites, or Soup & Salad Selections; one Item from their Pasta, Meat or Seafood Selections; and one Dessert

Assaggi Osteria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Bangkok Joes - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Barcode - Lunch and Dinner
Barcode is extending DC Restaurant Week for an additional week until January 30th. They're also mixing things up with the offer. For lunch you get 3 courses instead of the usual 2, with free coffee or tea.  For Dinner you get 4 courses instead of the usual 3. In addition, for dinner during the first week, you will get a free glass of any wine on the menu  up to $9. For dinner the second week, all bottles of wine are half off (Barcode usually offers this on Tuesday nights). 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Belga Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Belga Cafe has a very limited menu for both Lunch and Dinner.

Bibiana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Bistro Bis - Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis is offering their full menu with some up charges for a few items.  

Bistrot Lepic - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Blacksalt - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Bombay Club - Lunch and Dinner
Bombay Club's menu is on their web site now. After entering the site click on "events" and you will see the option for the Restaurant Week menu. 

Buddha-Bar - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Cafe Atlantico - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. There is no menu available yet, but we will post it as soon as it is available.

Cafe Berlin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Promenade - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

Casa Oaxaca - Dinner only
Extending Restaurant Week until January 30th.
Dinner Menu 

The Caucus Room - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site. 

Ceiba - Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba's menus are on their Facebook page

Charlie Palmer Steak - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Restaurant Week menus are here

Chef Geoffs - Lunch and Dinner
Chef Geoff's offers their whole menu during DC Restaurant Week. 

Co Co. Sala - Brunch and Dinner
Co Co. Sala is extending the DC Restaurant Week offer until the 29th.
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Columbia Firehouse - Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Extending until January 30, Columbia Firehouse is also offering Brunch on Sundays.
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner 

Cuba Libre - Brunch, Lunch
Brunch Menu
Lunch Menu 

Darlington House - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an extra week until January 30th.
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

DC Coast - Lunch and Dinner
DC Coast's menus are on their Facebook page

Dino - Dinner Only
Dino is NOT participating in Restaurant Week for the entire month like they have in the past. They have extended it until January 31st though and they offer their full menu.  During Restaurant Week, they offer their "Wine Madness" program where you can get 33% of all wines over $50. This makes Dino an especially good deal during this time of the year if you appreciate fine wines. Also, on Sundays during Restaurant Week, they will be participating for Brunch as well.

District Chophouse - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Domaso Trattoria - Lunch and Dinner
Domaso is offering 4 courses for dinner instead of the usual 3 for DC Restaurant Week.
Lunch Menu (soon to come)
Dinner Menu

El Manantial - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Eola - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Evening Star Cafe - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Extra Virgin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Farmers and Fishers - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th and starting every table with a complimentary three cheese pizza. They will also offer their Sunday brunch for the Restaurant Week lunch price of $20.11.
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Firefly - Lunch and Dinner
Firefly is offering a their full menu with a few upcharges. Below are their current menus.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Flemings Steakhouse - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Georgia Browns - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

The Grill at Morrison House - Dinner Only
The Grill is participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week (the week following DC Restaurant Week) with the same menu so technically, they are extending the offer. 
Dinner Menu

Harry's Tap Room - Lunch and Dinner
http://www.harrystaproom.com/dcrestaurantweek/ 

Hudson Restaurant - Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Hudson is extending until January 31. Here are their menus:
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

Indique - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Indique Heights - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Jackson 20 - Lunch and Dinner
Jackson 20 is participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week (the week following DC Restaurant Week) with the same menus so technically, they are extending the offer. Also, their beverage specials will be available during Restaurant Week including bottomless mimosas for brunch, Wine Down Mondays and their 20/20 wine list (20 wines for $20).   These are their current menus on their web site.

Jaleo - Lunch and Dinner
Jaleo is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. There is no menu available as of yet. We will post it as soon as it is available.

Juniper Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus 

Kellari Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week from January 10th through January 30th. From their web site, it looks like they're offering the same menu for both lunch and dinner.(http://kellaridc.com/special_menus.php).

Kinkead's - Lunch and Dinner
For lunch, Kinkead's is particpating in DC Restaurant for all weekdays during the month of January (starts January 3rd and ends January 28th.) For Dinner, Kinkead's is following the standard Restaurant Week days.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu (TBD)

Kushi Izakaya - Lunch and Dinner
This is the first time Kushi is participating in Restaurant Week, and they are extending it another week until January 30th. They will offer a four-course progression including the pork belly and duck sausage kushiyaki, wood-grilled maitake mushrooms, and sea-salt gelato.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

La Bergerie - Lunch and Dinner
La Bergerie has extended DC Restaurant Week until January 30th.
Lunch Menu (Their web site only has the dinner menu)
Dinner Menu 

Le Chat Noir - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

La Chaumiere - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

The Landmark at the Melrose Hotel - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Legal Seafoods DC - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu
No lunch menu posted on their web site yet

The Liberty Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Liberty Tavern is offering their full menus for Lunch and Dinner

Lima - Dinner Only
Lima is extending until January 30th and the full menu is available. Guests can make their own 3 course menu! (Current dinner menu is at http://www.limarestaurant.com/storage/DinnerMenu.pdf)

M Street Bar and Grill - Lunch and Dinner
For both Lunch, M Street Bar and Grill is letting you choose any appetizer or entree from it's lunch menu. For Dinner, they are letting you choose three courses from their normal dinner menu.   

Masa 14 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Me Jana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are posted on their web site.

Mie N Yu - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Morton's Arlington - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Morton's Reston - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Morton's Tyson's - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

The Monocle Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Mourayo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menu 

Nage Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Nage is extending DC Restaurant Week the ENTIRE MONTH! Some example dishes include Smoked Chesapeake Perch Salad, Ricotta Gnocchi with Buffalo Mozzarella, and rich Doubleshot Espresso Tiramisu. Here is their full dinner menu.

Neyla - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu 

Occidental Grill and Seafood - Lunch and Dinner
Occidental is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 31st.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Odeon Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Open Kitchen - Dinner Only
Restaurant Week menu will be posted here when it's available. 

Oval Room - Lunch and Dinner
Oval Room's menu is now on their web site. Click on "Event" and you will see a link to their Restaurant Week menus. 

Oyamel - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. 
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu

PassionFish - Lunch and Dinner
At PassionFish for DC Restaurant Week, you get your choice of appetizers listed on the menu below and any entree on the normal menu. Lunch and Dinner Menus are here: http://passionfishreston.com/pdf/pf_restaurant_week_menu.pdf

Perry's - Lunch and Dinner
Perry's is extending Restaurant Week until the 31st.
Dinner Menu 

Policy - Dinner Only
Policy's dinner menu

Rasika - Lunch and Dinner
Rasika has their Restaurant Week menus on their web site now. Click on "Events" to see them.

Restaurant 3 - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until January 30th. Also offering a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer during dinner. For Lunch, choose from dishes such as Southern-style Savannah Wings or the Cuban Sandwich with Slow Roasted Pork, Tasso Ham and Fontina Cheese. Or for dinner, choose from dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese, Green Tomato Relish, and Creole Remoulade, 16 ounce Bone-In Rib Eye with Mashed Potatoes, and Chocolate Bread Pudding with warm white chocolate sauce. 

Ris - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Ristorante Piccolo - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Rosa Mexicano - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Sette Osteria - Lunch and Dinner
Dinner Menu 

Smith Commons - Dinner Only
Smith Commons is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th and offering a complimentary draught beer to each RW guest, 21 and over.
Dinner Menu 

Smith & Wollensky - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Sushi Taro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu 

Taberna del Alaberdero - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Tagolio - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Tallula - Dinner Only
Tallula is offering their full menu. Check their web site for the most current menu.

Please note that Tallula always offers what they call the Neighborhood Nosh all night Sunday and Monday, and  Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30. From their web site, "Enjoy a Three Course Dinner for only $35. Our entire menu is available for you to sample and discover!"

TenPenh - Lunch and Dinner
TenPenh's complete Restaurant Week menu

Tosca - Dinner Only
Tosca is having a very large menu for DC Restaurant Week. They often fill up quickly because they are a popular option for Restaurant Week.  

Tuscana West - Lunch and Dinner
Tuscana West is extending an extra week until January 30th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Urbana - Lunch and Dinner
Urbana will be offering their full menu. Menus coming soon.

Vento - Dinner Only
For Restaurant Week, VENTO is offering four courses with your choice of Appetizer, Pasta, Entree, and Dessert.  Here is their full menu. 

Vermilion - Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Brunch Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vidalia - Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia is offering their full menu with some up charges for a few items.

Vinifera - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus 

Westend Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Wildfire - Lunch and Dinner
Wildfire's menus include your choice of soup or salad, a Wildfire signature main course with choice of a side, and dessert for $20.11 at lunch and $35.11 for dinner per person. 
Lunch Menu 
Dinner Menu 

Willow - Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending DC Restaurant Week until January 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Zaytinya - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until January 30th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Zengo - Lunch and Dinner
For Lunch, Zengo is offering a selection of Bento Boxes and a Signature Dessert. For Dinner, choose from One Small Plate, One Large Plate, and One Signature Dessert from their dinner menu

Zentan - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Zest Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Starters:
Citrus Fennel Salad
Oyster Stew
Homemade Lamb Sausage with Tzatziki Sauce

Lunch Entrees:
Peking Duck Tostados with Cabbage and Plum Sauce
Tuna Nicoise Salad, Frisee, Olives, Green Beans, Cherry Tomato, topped with a Quail Egg
Tagliatelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Over Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Pine Nuts

Dinner Entrees:  
Pan Seared Scallops with a Bacon and Mushroom Risotoo and Tomato Cream Sauce
Veal Scallopini with Truffled Root Vegetables and Madiera Sauce
Tagliatelle Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms, Asparagus, Over Roasted Tomatoes, Pesto, and Pine Nuts 

Desserts:
Upside-down cherry chocolate cake with hot fudge
Winter Fruit Crumble
Sage, white pepper crème brulee 

 


Old Ebbitt Oyster Riot alternative?

If your like me and you're someone that loves oysters but has a pregnant wife and just can't justify the expense of two tickets to the Old Ebbitt Oyster Riot...ok, there probably aren't that many of you, but I was chatting with a the chef at Addie's, Nate Waugaman, (his daughter and my son go to the same school and are in the same soccer league) about my frustration and he had this other suggestion.

"Come to the Addie's Oyster Roast this Sunday!" he told me. 

"What's that?!" I asked him, "and why don't I know about it?!"

He went on to explain that Addie's Oyster Roast will have oysters every way, roasted, fried, and of course, on the half-shell, so I can eat all the oysters, raw or otherwise that I want. But in addition, My wife would also be able to gorge herself on all the roasted Chesapeake clams, BBQ chicken, chili, hot dogs, cornbread, roast suckling pig, deviled eggs, coleslaw, caramel apples, cookies and brownies she could eat.

There will also be live music, beer and wine (for me of course). And, unlike the Old Ebbitt Oyster Riot, which is not something you would take your kids to, this will be a very kid-friendly event with face painting, bobbing for apples, temporary tattoos, and a moon bounce, so I don't have to pay for a baby sitter. Score!

Even better is that all the profits support juvenile diabetes and the Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center. 

So if you aren't doing anything this Sunday afternoon (November 14th) between 12 and 5 PM, come by Addie's in Rockville. Tickets are $60 at the door, or $50 if you order them off the Addie's Web Site or call 301-881-0081. Kids under 12 are $20 and kids under 5 are free. 


2010 Summer DC Restaurant Week Menus

Every DC Restaurant Week, we at DC Foodies take on the grueling task of gathering up all the restaurants' menus and posting them here to save our readers time and heartache. To this list of menus is as comprehensive as we can make it. We search through web sites, contact PR people and restaurant managers, and even call the restaurants directly if we have to. For some restaurants, we don't ever get a response or call back, but I think that says a lot for how eager some restaurants are to participate in DC Restaurant Week. 

(This list is not yet complete, but I want to get it up regardless so you all can start to make plans.) Keep checking back. I'll leave comments and post on Twitter/Facebook as I make updates. So be sure the follow/friend me!)

Click here to see which restaurants are extending DC Restaurant Week for Summer 2010. 

15 Ria - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

1789 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu
Dessert Menu

1905 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

2941 - Lunch Only
2941 is offering their Restaurant Week 
Download 2941 Restaurant Week August 16-20 for the entire month of August. 

701 Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
701 Restaurant's menus for lunch and dinner are on their web site at 701Restaurant.com. Click on "Events" and "Restaurant Week".

Acadiana - Lunch and Dinner
Acadiana's lunch and dinner menu can be found here for DC Restaurant Week.

Againn DC - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner menus are 
here.

Ardeo - Dinner Only
Ardeo's dinner menu is available on their
web site
. Click on the Restaurant Week link on the home page to view it.

Argia's - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Art and Soul - Lunch and Dinner
Art and Soul is extending restaurant week until the August 29th! Their 
menus are available here

Asia Nine - Lunch and Dinner
Details about what Asia Nine is offering for DC Restaurant Week are
on their web site. Asia Nine has extended DC Restaurant Week the from August 5 through August 29.

B. Smiths - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bangkok Joes - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bastille - Dinner Only
Basille is extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until the 28th! Here is their 
menu

Bibiana - Lunch and Dinner
Bibiana's menus are posted on their web site
here.

Birch and Barley - Dinner Only
Birch and Barley
offers diners the option of adding three 6oz beer pairings to match each course, for an additional $16 per personTheir dinner menu is here. 

Bistro Bis - Lunch and Dinner
Bistro Bis has their menus posted on their web site. Click on "Menus" and select "Other Menus".

Bistro Bistro DC - Lunch and Dinner
Their menu is posted on their web site.

Bistrot Lepic - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

BlackSalt - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Bombay Club - Lunch and Dinner
Menu coming soon at
www.bombayclubdc.com.

Bourbon Steak - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

Cafe Atlantico - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Atlantico is extending Restaurant Week an additional week.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Cafe Dupont - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Dupont is extending their DC Restaurant Week offering until the 17th. Their menus are available 
here.

Cafe Du Parc - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Tomato Gazpacho, Micro Celery and Croutons or House-made Country Pâté, Pickled vegetables, Mustard and Country Bread or Organic Mixed Green, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Fresh herbs

Roasted Organic Chicken, Mashed Potato, Chicken jus or Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, Summer vegetables, Tomato Basil Broth

Chocolate Éclair or Strawberry Tart

Dinner
Tomato Gazpacho, Micro Celery and Croutons Or House-made Country Pâté, Pickled vegetables, Mustard and Country Bread Or Crisp Romaine hearts, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar dressing

Roasted Hanger steak, Hand cut French fries, Lemon Parsley butter Or Pan seared Scallops, Fresh Tagliatelles, Wild mushrooms sauce

Apple Tart Or Pistachio Crème Brulee

Cafe Berlin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site.

Cafe Milano - Lunch Only
Lunch menu is on their web site. Click on the menu link in the lower right side of the home page.

Cafe Promenade - Lunch and Dinner
Cafe Promenade has their menus posted on their web site, however, please notice that they're not validating parking during Restaurant Week and day parking is $25!

Cafe Soleil - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Caucus Room - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Ceiba - Lunch and Dinner
Ceiba's lunch and dinner menu can be found 
here for DC Restaurant Week. For those of your that don't know, my dogs name is Ceiba too. 

Chef Geoff's Downtown and New Mexico Ave Locations, Lias - Lunch and Dinner
Chef Geoff's and Lia's offer their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Their latest menus can be found on their web sites. 

Charlie Palmer Steak  - Lunch and Dinner
Please note that Charlie Palmer Steak is only participating in DC Restaurant Week the 17th through the 20th. Their menu for Restaurant Week is on their web site here.

Co Co. Sala - Dinner Only
Their extending an additional week until the 26th. Their dinner menu during DC Restaurant Week is
here.

Coeur de Lion - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

DC Coast - Lunch and Dinner
Visit the
DCCoast.com web site to see their menu. It's under the "Upcoming Events" link, and scroll to see the menu.

Dino - Dinner Only
As usual, Dino is participating in DC Restaurant Week for the entire month! Plus, they also are offering their "Wine Madness" program all month, where you can take 33% off all wines over $50. Take advantage of this deal! 
Their DC Restaurant Week menu will also include a trio of treats to start: crostino, soup shooter and devilled egg, plus a chocolate truffle and house infused grappa to finish.

District Grill - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Darlington House - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Domaso Trattoria - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Eatonville - Lunch and Dinner
According to their twitter feed, Eatonville is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Check it out on there web site.

Eola - Dinner Only
Eola's dinner menu is available on their web site.

Extra Virgin - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Fire and Sage - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Firefly - Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Fourth Estate at the National Press Club - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Georgia Brown's - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Geranio - Lunch and Dinner
Geranio is offering the same thing for Alexandia Restaurant Week (the following week) as it is for DC Restaurant Week.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Greenhouse at the Jefferson - Lunch Only
Lunch Menu

The Grille at Morrison House - Dinner Only
Appetizer options include an 
heirloom tomato gazpacho with blue crab, watermelon, and cucumber, a salade du Marché with Path Valley greens, baby carrots, cucumber, radish, grilled asparagus, marinated grape tomatoes, brûleéd goat’s cheese, and herb vinaigrette and braised Kurobuta pork cheek, served with brown sugar bacon, charred frisée, and roasted shallots. Entrées feature bouillabaisse with cobia, clams, mussels, tomato-saffron water and saffron aioli, braised boneless beef short rib, with carrot purée, pea purée, braised Cipollini onion and carrots, braised veal breast with glazed root vegetables, pommes mousseline, and morel mushroom jus, steak frites with grilled flank steak, fries and Cashel blue cheese butter, and mussel frites with Maine blue mussels steamed in white wine with house cut fries. Dessert options feature a warm peach cake with crème fraîche, peach compote and caramel sauce, milk chocolate pot de crème, and summer squash made with grilled zucchini bread with sweet crème fraîche, mint purée, and strawberry compote. 

Grillfish DC - Lunch and Dinner
Grillfish is participating in DC Restaurant Week the entire month of August. The details of what they're offering is on their web site.

Harry's Tap Room - Lunch and Dinner
Harry's Tap Room in Clarendon is donating $5 for every dinner purchased during DC Restaurant Week to DC Central Kitchen.
Here is their menu.

Hook Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Hudson Restaurant - Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Ici Urban Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Indigo Landing - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Indique - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Indique Heights - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

J&G Steakhouses - Lunch and Dinner
J&G is extending restaurant week until the 29th! Their menu is not posted yet.

Jackson 20 - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their fill 
Lunch and Dinner Menu. They're participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week as well, which is the following week. 

J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks and Seafood - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Juniper Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch
Juniper Salad - Baby Arugula, Proscuito, Local Figs, Organic Tomatoes, Sherry Vinaigrette
Courtyard Chopped Salad - Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Tarragon and Local Peach Dressing
Chesapeake Bay Crab Chowder - Yukon Gold Potatoes, Old Bay Cracker

Arugula, Vidalia Onion and Potato Quiche - Appalachian Cheese, Courtyard Chopped Salad
Grilled Organic Chicken Club Sandwich - Aged Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sun Dried Tomato Mayonnaise
Locally Caught Rockfish and Vegetable Ciopppino - Humingbird Farms Tomatoes, Taggliatelle Pasta, Fennel

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundae
Iced Raspberry Cheesecake
Apricot Crisp, Honey Praline Ice Cream

Dinner
Soup of the Day - Inspired by Neighborhood Farmer’s Market Offerings
Juniper Salad - Baby Arugula, Proscuito, Local Figs, Organic Tomatoes , Sherry Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella - Courtyard Basil, Fennel Seed Crisp, Grape Reduction

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes - Corn and Potato Succotash, Organic Mache, Mustard and Dill Aioli
Pancetta Wrapped Organic Chicken Breast - Iroquois Corn Cake, Charred Local Peppers and Sweet Corn
Pineland Farms Natural Beef Short Rib - New Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Courtyard Herb Pesto, Watercress Salad

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundae
Iced Raspberry Cheesecake
Apricot Crisp, Honey Praline Ice Cream

Kellari DC - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Kemble Park Tavern - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

La Bergerie - Lunch and Dinner
La Bergerie is also participating in Alexandria Restaurant Week, the week following DC Restaurant Weekwith the same menus.  
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

La Chaumiere - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

La Tasca - Lunch and Dinner
La Tasca does unlimited tapas during Restaurant Week. 

La Porta's - Lunch and Dinner
La Porta's is extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. No word yet on the menu they are offering to diners.

La Sandia - Lunch and Dinner
La Sandia is offering their full menu for lunch and dinner.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Lavandou - Lunch and Dinner
Lavandou is extending DC restaurant week until August 29th.  Their menus are on their web site now.

Lebanese Taverna DC and Tysons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Liberty Tavern - Lunch and Dinner
Liberty Tavern is offering their full menu. See their latest menus on their web site.

Lima - Dinner Only
Lima is offering their full menu for 

Logan Tavern - Dinner Only
Logan Tavern is participating the entire month of August. Details of what their offering for DC Restaurant week are here.

Masa 14 - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Marrakesh Palace - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are on their web site

Me Jana - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Mie N Yu - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus are available on their web site here.

Mio - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

The Monocle Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Morrison-Clark Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Mortons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Nage - Lunch and Dinner
Nage is doing DC Restaurant Week the entire month of August. Details about what they're offering can be found on their web site.

New Heights Restaurant - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Neyla - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu

Occidental Grill - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu

Odeon Cafe - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site.

Open Kitchen - Dinner Only

Appetizers

Summer Vegetable Soup Refreshed with Pistou and Shaved Truffles or 

Herb and Garlic Mussels, or 

Tomato, Zucchini, Cheese and Herb Tart

Entrees

Bouillabaisse or 

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic Jus and Ratatouille or 

Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Leeks and Truffles or St

uffed Chicken Wallet 

Desserts

Cantaloupe Carpaccio, Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese and Port Syrup or 

Salt-Crusted Pineapple with Fresh Ginger Ice Cream and an Orange, Vanilla, Grand Marnier Syrup or 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tart

Oval Room - Lunch and Dinner
Oval Room has their menu posted on their web site. Click on "Events" and then "Restaurant Week August 2010".

Oya - Lunch and Dinner
Oya's menu for DC Restaurant Week is on their web site here.

Oyamel - Lunch and Dinner
Oyamel is extending DC Restaurant Week an additional week until August 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Panache Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are posted on their web site.

PassionFish - Lunch and Dinner
PassionFish's lunch and dinner menu can be found 
here for DC Restaurant Week.

Perry's - Dinner Only
Perry's is extending DC Restaurant Week until August 31. Details about there menu can be found on their web site here.

Pesce - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Poste - Lunch and Dinner
Guests can choose from seasonal menu items like heirloom tomato gazpacho with dijon mustard ice cream, marcona almond and heirloom carrot salad with golden raisins and verjus, summer vegetable crepês with faro, corn, chanterelles, summer bean salad, goat cheese, and wood grilled capretto with Anson Mills polenta, sweet corn, and chanterelles. Dessert features a house-made market cobbler with choice of nectarine or blueberry and crème fraîche sorbet.

Primi Piatti - Lunch and Dinner
Primi Piatti tell me they're extending through the end of August. 
Lunch and Dinner Menus.

PS 7's - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Redwood - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Restaurant 3 - Lunch and Dinner
Restaurant 3 is offering their full menu for lunch and dinner and extending until August 29th.

Ris - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are on their web site here.

Ristorante Piccolo - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Rosa Mexicano - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Sam and Harry's - Lunch and Dinner
Sam and Harry's is participating in lunch and dinner. For Dinner, you have three choices ranging in cost from $35.10 to $55.10. Their menus are
here.

SEI Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menu

Sonoma - Lunch and Dinner
Sonoma is offering their full menu with a few exclusions. Their menu can be found here. Sonoma is also extending DC Restaurant Week until August 26th.

Sou'Wester - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Stone's Throw Restaurant - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Tagolio Pizzeria & Enoteca - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

Tallula - Dinner Only
Tallula is offering their full menu for DC Restaurant Week. Guests can order anything from the "Firsts," "Salads," or appetizer portion of "Pasta" as their first course. For the second course, they can order any of the entrees or full portions of pasta, and any dessert for the third course. The only dishes excluded from the promotion are the cheeses, charcuteries and sides. See their current menu 
here and here.

Teatro Goldoni - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner Menus

TenPenh - Lunch and Dinner
TenPenh's lunch and dinner menu can be found
here for DC Restaurant Week.

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus

Tosca - Dinner Only
Tosca is always a good choice for Restaurant Week. They always offer their full menu and they're one of the better Italian restaurants in the city. Check out their menu here.

Trummers on Main - Dinner Only
Dinner menu is on their web site here. 

Tuscana West - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week until August 29th. 
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Urbana - Lunch and Dinner
Offering their full lunch and dinner menus. Check their latest menus on their
web site.

Vermilion - Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Lunch Menu
Brunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vidalia - Lunch and Dinner
Vidalia has their menus posted on their web site. Click on "Menus" and select "Other Menus".

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Vinoteca Wine Bar - Dinner Only
Vinoteca is also offering a wine pairing with their Restaurant Week menu for $25.
Dinner Menu

Wildfire Tysons - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Willow - Lunch and Dinner
Willow is extending Restaurant Week until August 28th. They're lunch and dinner menus are on their web site.

Zaytinya - Lunch and Dinner
Extending DC Restaurant Week an extra week until August 29th.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu 

Zengo - Lunch and Dinner
For lunch, Zengo is offering one of their Bento Boxes. See the list here.
For dinner, Zengo is offering their full regular menu. See their menu here.

Zentan - Dinner Only
Dinner Menu 

Zest - Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and Dinner menus are here.


Restaurants Extending DC Restaurant Week for Summer 2010

For those of you that waited too long to make your restaurant week reservations, you'll be happy to know that many restaurants extend DC Restaurant Week for an additional week or even participate the entire month! Here is the list of extensions that we have so far. We'll be updating this as more information comes in. Make sure you pay attention to this list when you're making reservations! We also post the menus of the restaurants that participate in DC Restaurant Week (Coming Soon!) so you don't run into any surprises when you arrive at the restaurant and find out they're only offering a small selection of their menu. To Happy dining everyone!! 

2941 - Offering their lunch menu the entire month of August.

Dino - Offering their full menu for Restaurant Week the entire month of August and "Wine Madness" where you can take 33% off any wine over $50. 

Adour at the St. Regis - August 17 to August 28

Art and Soul - August 16 through August 29

Asia Nine - August 5 through August 29

Bombay Club - August 16 through August 29

Cafe Atlantico - August 16 through August 29

Cafe Dupont - August 16 through August 27

Cafe Saint Ex - August 16 through August 29

Cedar Restaurant - August 16 through August 28

Co Co. Sala - August 16 through August 26

Grillfish DC - Entire month of August

J&G Steakhouses - August 16 through August 29

La Bergerie - August 16 through 29th

La Porta's - August 16 through August 29

Lavendou - August 16 through August 29

Lima - August 16 through August 29

Logan Tavern - Entire month of August.

Nage - Entire Month of August

Occidental Grill and Seafood - August 16 through 26

Oyamel - August 16 through 29

Perry's - August 16 through 31

Policy - August 16 to August 29

Primi Piatti - August 16 through August 31

Restaurant 3 - August 16 through August 29

Ristorante Piccolo - August 16 through August 29

Sonoma - August 16 through August 26

Sushi-Ko - August 16 through August 29 

Trummer's on Main - August 16 through 26

Tuscana West - August 16 through August 29

Willow - August 16th through August 28

Zaytinya - August 16 through August 29

Zola - August 16 through August 29


Hey Hop Heads: Paradiso Presents JulyPA Days!

6a00d8345244ce69e20120a595b347970c-800wi With Restaurant Week and DC Beer Week in the offing, some really cool events are bound to slip through the cracks. Chatting with Greg Jasgur of Pizzeria Paradiso last night, I learned about just such an event! Call it Christmas In July for hopheads; PP has just kicked off JulyPA Days!

Starting this morning, both Pizzeria Paradiso locations will be dedicating ALL of their combined 30 draught lines to those biggest and boldest of beers, the India Pale Ale. This style, once relegated to the back burner of American brewing, is now the fastest growing segment of the microbrew market, with the heft and power envelope being further pushed everyday.

Now, you can find an embarrassment of IPAs at any reputable beer bar, but you won't find anything quite like what Greg and his cronies have cooked up. Some really rare gems, almost completely unavailable at this time, will be tapped today. Amongst well known local stalwarts like the Dogfish Head 60 Minute and Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, relatively unknown treasures like the Scottish-born Brewdog Hardcore will be on the menu. For those that love "Real Ale," Bell's Two-Hearted Ale and PA's Victory Hop Wallop will be available on hand pull. If you miss seasonal favorites like the Bell's Hopslam, gone some two months now, a held-back keg will be tapped tomorrow, along with TWO offerings from the much-sought Three Floyds brewery, the Alpha King and the extremely rare Apocalypse Cow.

6a00d8345244ce69e20120a53ec387970b-800wi To accompany these ballsy beers, the chef has cooked up a couple of themed specials. The "I-nsalata P-aradiso A-ppetizer" (har!) is a strongly flavored salad of  arugula, sweet peppers, cucumber, pine nuts, and blue cheese, dressed in a lemon vinaigrette. The "I-Pizz-A" (double har!) features roasted local peaches and apricots, prosciutto di Parma, ricotta, goat cheese, and basil, on the restaurant's classic Neopolitan crust.

Greg says that they are gonna keep the kegs tapped till they are kicked, but you can't expect some of those suckers to stick around for very long. For a full list of featured beers, take a look at Paradiso's website here. If you call yourself a hophead, or are possessed of a similar affliction, you cannot miss this event. And remember, each restaurant will be featuring it's own particular selection, so call ahead for the lineup, or better yet, hit up both!

Pizzeria Paradiso

3282 M Street NW
Washington, DC
202.337.1245

AND

2003 P St. NW
Washington, DC
202.223.1245
eatyourpizza.com