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August 13, 2007


restaurant week retrospective
posted by soe 11:54 pm

Twice a year, many D.C. restaurants open their doors for a week to more frugal gourmands and invite the public to partake of a portion (or the whole) of their menu for a prix-fixe three-course meal. The lunch usually corresponds to the year ($20.07 this year) and dinner is a tenner more.

Over the years, I’ve gotten the chance to dine at a number of fine area restaurants: Zola, CafĂ© Atlantico, the Tabard Inn, D.C. Coast, and Rasika. Generally, I’d say that I’ve had very good luck with my restaurants. Reviews abound of surly service, a lack of choice, and unexciting meals. But for the most part, I’d say that I have found the wait staff to be fine, the choices sufficient, and the meals well executed.

Last week marked the biannual celebration and I found myself at not one meal, but three: lunch at Ceiba and dinner at Agua Ardiente and at Kaz Sushi Bistro. (more…)

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exactly.
posted by soe 11:13 pm

In a world where it’s become progressively more difficult to differentiate between our daily papers of note and the supermarket tabloids, it’s hard not to agree with the sentiment expressed in this editorial in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune, “What would Harry Potter do?

(Via Chappysmom.)

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