New Look, Same Great Food During 2013 Winter Restaurant Week
Another month, another Restaurant Week.
We covered both of these Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) events last year, and it seems for 2013 they’ve changed the name slightly. Now it’s Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week Winter 2013, or just plain old 2013 Winter Restaurant Week (I hate it when organizations have plastic nomenclature), which, for the sake of convenience, we’ll go with here.
The site’s tagline says it all: 7 Days of Dining! 3 courses from over 240 Metropolitan DC Restaurants. We shall give them liberties with not adhering to our style guide, and for the fact said monogram wasn’t in the press release, either (what’s going on over there at RAMW?).
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This year, 2013 Winter Restaurant Week will be taking place from Monday, February 4 until Sunday, February 10. Area foodies will be able to dine on three-course, prix fixe lunch and dinner menus that’ll be priced at $20.13 (oh the wit!) and $35.13, respectively.
Also different this year is the organization’s new website, where patrons can “book their reservations online through a partnership with Open Table.” Their restaurant finder looks to be nothing if not a study in teleology.
For whatever reason, RAMW has decided to take its collective frustration out on defenseless little lambs. “Restaurant Week diners will be encouraged to vote for their favorite lamb dish on Meat & Livestock Australia’s Facebook page.” (Check the page for details on a contest they’re promoting.) Talk about EAT MOR CHIKIN. Listen to me over here. I’m a big hypocrite. Maybe one day I’ll give up meat, who knows? I probably should. We live in the Land of Hypocrites, but that doesn’t clear me. Each man is, in some ways, an island … more like an archipelago of makeshift, malleable ethics.
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Back from the Land of Moralizing … among the 240 or so participating restaurants are heavy hitters such as Bistro Bis, 1789 Restaurant and PassionFish, all of which made Washingtonian’s 2012 list of 100 Best Restaurants.
Not much more I can add here. You want to eat what are supposed to be good deals (and I’m sure some of these deals are really good), get your tootsies ready and either walk, drive or Metro to a participating restaurant while it lasts.