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Shrimp and Grits and Vidalia

Y’all come back now: Northwest’s Vidalia serves “American cuisine with a Southern accent.” Above, Vidalia’s shrimp and grits entrée. (Neeta Lind via Flickr)

It’s that time of year again, when D.C. apartment renters and others not blessed with bundles of money get to dine out at some of the area’s best restaurants at a bargain: Restaurant Week Metro DC.

This biannual event, which has roots in 2001, is set to take place August 13-19, where diners can have three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.12 (excluding gratuity, tax, and most of the time, any drinks).

Produced by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, there are more than 200 restaurants taking part in this weeklong event, including some we’ve written about on this blog, like Jaleo, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Tabaq Bistro and Fogo de Chão.

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More importantly for you, three of the top 10 of Washingtonian’s 100 “Very Best Restaurants” for 2012 are also taking part: number 7 Rasika (Penn Quarter), number 8 Fiola and number 10 Vidalia. Participating restaurants are scattered all over the metro area.

In at least a couple of them, an entrée can cost more than $35.12 (I looked), let alone a whole meal. With drinks and deserts, we all know how much these places will take you for. Take them for once while eating like a king or a queen.

Check out Metrorail to see which ones are nearby. Find your next apartment in the area with Apartment Showcase. 

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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