It was dark and misty as I was talking my way through the second police barricade of the night.
Each summer and winter, Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week lets you take advantage of special prices at hundreds of eateries all over the DMV—that’s D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, to the uninitiated.
From August 28 to September 3, 2023, you’ll have a chance to try $25, $40 or $55 brunch, lunch or dinner prix fixe menu deals. Search for restaurants by name, city, state (or district, as D.C. still isn’t a state at the moment), neighborhood, or type of cuisine through the website, linked above. You can also sort options according to meal (brunch, lunch, or dinner), and whether or not you’d prefer delivery, outdoor dining or a wine or cocktail pairing. Here’s everything you need to know, and which places will be participating this time around.
From Bethesda to National Harbour, Restaurant Week deals abound.
- All Set Restaurant & Bar
- Cadillac Ranch
- Caruso’s Grocery
- Era Wine Bar
- Founding Farmers (Montgomery County)
- J. Hollinger’s Waterman’s Chophouse
- Matchbox (Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring)
- Morton’s The Steakhouse (Bethesda)
- Pennyroyal Station
- Spanish Diner
- The Daily Dish
- The Dish & Dram
- The Melting Pot (Gaithersburg)
- Wine Kitchen on the Creek
In this summer’s rendition of Restaurant Week, several bars and restaurants located in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Dulles International Airport (IAD) were included. You’ll also find the usual suspects in Alexandria, Arlington, Ballston, Clarendon, Tysons Corner, and elsewhere in Northern Virginia.
- 2941 Restaurant
- Agora Tysons
- Alta Strada Mosaic
- Ambar Clarendon
- American Prime
- American Tap Room (DCA)
- B Side
- Bar Ivy
- Bastille Brasserie & Bar
- Bellissimo Restaurant
- Bistro Atelier
- Bracket Room
- Buena Vida Clarendon
- Celebration by Rupa Vira
- Chart House Restaurant
- Cheesetique (Del Ray and Shirlington)
- Chef Geoff’s Dulles
- Circa at Clarendon
- Circa at The Boro
- Devil’s Backbone Taproom (IAD)
- District Chop House (IAD)
- Earl’s Kitchen and Bar
- El Centro (DCA)
- Elle Bird
- Epic Smokehouse
- Evening Star Cafe
- Founding Farmers (Tysons and Reston)
- Grille District (DCA)
- Hen Quarter
- Jiwa Singapura
- Kapnos Taverna (DCA)
- La Cote d’Or Cafe
- Laporta’s Restaurant
- Legal Seafood (DCA)
- Lyon Hall
- Matsutake Sushi
- Matchbox (Merrifield, Loudoun, McLean, Pentagon City, Reston)
- McCormick & Schmick’s (Crystal City)
- Morton’s The Steakhouse (Arlington and Reston)
- North Italia (Reston and Tysons)
- Osteria da Nino
- Osteria Marzano
- Pisco Y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar (Reston)
- Potomac Social Tavern
- Reservoir (DCA)
- Rustico (Ballston and Alexandria)
- Ruthie’s All-Day
- Ser Restaurant
- Sfoglina Rosslyn
- Spice Craft Indian Bistro
- The Capital Grille (Fairfax and Tysons)
- The Liberty Tavern
- The Melting Pot (Arlington and Reston)
- The Salt Line (Ballston)
- The Washington Burgandy and Gold Club (IAD)
- The Wine Kitchen Leesburg
- Trio Grill
- U Street Pub (DCA)
- Washington Pour Bar (DCA)
- Wildfire (Tysons Galleria)
District of Columbia
Newcomers this season included Angolo Ristorante Italiano in Georgetown, Bar Spero in Mt. Vernon Triangle and Cafe Du Parc at the Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. hotel, among others.
- 1789 Restaurant & Bar
- Al Dente D.C.
- Alfresco Tap and Grill
- All Purpose Pizzeria (Shaw and Capitol Riverfront)
- Alta Strada City Vista
- Ambar (Barrack’s Row and Shaw)
- Angolo Ristorante Italiano
- Art and Soul
- Astoria’s Kitchen
- Bar Charley
- Bar Chinois
- Bar Spero
- Belga Cafe
- Bindaas (Cleveland Park and Foggy Bottom)
- Birch and Barley
- Bistro Cacao
- Bistro Du Jour
- Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
- Boqueria (Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter)
- Boundary Stone
- Boxcar Tavern
- Brasserie Beck
- Brasserie Liberté
- Cafe Du Parc at the Willard InterContinental
- Cafe Milano
- Cafe Riggs
- Central Michel Richard
- Chef Geoff’s (New Mexico Avenue and West End)
- China Chilcano
- Circa (Navy Yard and Foggy Bottom)
- Code Red
- Cork Wine & Market
- Crazy Aunt Helen’s
- Cuba Libre D.C.
- Cure Bar & Bistro
- Daikaya Izakaya
- Del Frisco’s Double Eagle
- Dirty Habit
- District Winery
- Dolce Vita
- Due South
- Duke’s Grocery (Foggy Bottom, Capitol Riverfront)
- El Centro
- El Secreto de Rosita
- El Tamarindo
- Ellington Park Bistro
- Equinox Restaurant
- Farmers & Distillers
- Farmers Fishers Bakers
- Fig & Olive
- Figleaf Bar and Lounge
- Filomena Ristorante
- Flavio Italian Restaurant
- Founding Farmers
- Fred & Stilla
- Gerrard Street Kitchen
- Gogi Yogi
- Gypsy Kitchen D.C.
- Harlot D.C.
- Harvest Tide Steakhouse
- i Ricchi
- Il Canale
- Il Piatto
- Immigrant Food and Immigrant Food+
- Iron Gate
- Ivy City Smokehouse
- Jackie American Bistro
- Jaleo D.C.
- Kaz Sushi Bistro
- La Bise
- La Collina
- Laos in Town
- Le Chat Noir
- Le Clou
- Le DeSales
- Lima Twist
- Lincoln D.C.
- Little Coco’s
- Lulu’s Wine Garden
- Lupo Verde Osteria
- Mariscos 1133
- Martin’s Tavern
- Mastro’s Steakhouse
- Matchbox (Capitol Hill, Cathedral Commons and Penn Quarter)
- McCormick & Schmick’s
- Méli Wine & Mezze
- Mi Casa Dupont
- Mi Vida Restaurante (14th St., Penn Quarter and The Wharf)
- Morrison–Clark Restaurant
- Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Nama Ko
- New Heights Restaurant
- Nicoletta Italian Kitchen
- Nina May
- North Italia
- Ocean Prime
- Oceanaire Seafood Room D.C.
- Opaline Bar and Brasserie
- Ophelia’s Fish House
- Osteria Morini
- Ottoman Taverna
- Palm Restaurant
- Parlour Victoria
- Pearl Dive
- Perry’s Restaurant
- Petite Cerise
- Philippe by Philippe Chow
- Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
- Pizza Serata
- Playa Ocho Cantina
- Quattro Osteria
- Rasika (Penn Quarter and West End)
- RPM Italian D.C.
- Sfoglina (Downtown and Van Ness)
- Shaw’s Tavern
- Shibuya Eatery / Death Punch
- Shilling Canning Company
- Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar
- The Sovereign
- Station 4
- Succotash (F Street)
- Sushi Taro
- Taberna del Alabardero
- Takara 14
- Taqueria Xochi
- Teddy and the Bully Bar
- Thaiverse D.C.
- The Bombay Club
- The Delegate
- The Grill
- The Grill from Ipanema
- The Henri
- The Imperial
- The Mayflower Club
- The Park at Fourteenth
- The Pembroke
- The Point D.C.
- The Royal
- The Salt Line
- The Smith
- Tiki on 18th and The Game Sports Pub
- Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place
- Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab
- Unconventional Diner
- Urban Roast
- Via Ghibellina
- Via Sophia
With so many different restaurants and bars to choose from, there’s something to suit every taste, palate and budget. If anything, it’s a great excuse to treat yourself to a good meal, discover a new favorite spot and help support the local restaurant industry while you’re at it.
Policemen injured in house explosion near Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON: Several police officers received minor injuries following an explosion at a residential building near Washington, D.C., local media reported.
The blast occurred at about 8.20 p.m., at a house inArlington, a county in the US state of Virginia directly across the Potomac River from the US capital, where the police were conducting an investigation, Xinhua news agency quoted the local media as saying.
“As officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at the residence, the suspect discharged several rounds inside the home, ” the Arlington County Police Department said on X, formerly Twitter.
“Subsequently, an explosion occurred at the residence and officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the explosion, ” it added.
But it is not clear if the suspect was injured or apprehended.
A loud explosion was heard in the area and electricity was disrupted in the vicinity, according to the local media reports.
Some residents in the surrounding area said on social media they felt their homes shake.
Huge Blast Destroys Home in Washington DC Suburbs as Cops Try to Approach Armed Suspect – News18
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Last Updated: December 05, 2023, 08:51 IST
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A bomb blast was reported from a suburb of Washington DC which occurred when police surrounded an armed suspect. (Image: Shutterstock/Representative)
The cops said someone from inside the house fired shots at officers trying to enter the house with a search warrant.
One home was destroyed in a huge explosion in a suburb of Washington DC while cops were executing a search warrant. Cops in Arlington, Virginia said a person from inside the house fired shots at officers who tried to enter the house to execute the search warrant, according to a report by BBC World.
Cops reached the location to respond to reports of someone firing a flare gun from a residence. It remains unclear if there are any casualties from Monday night’s blast.
The report said that officers on the scene received minor injuries. It remains clear if the suspect was apprehended or injured. People on social media said that they felt their homes shake. Officers who were present on the scene said the fire department reached the spot and the officials are trying to extinguish the blaze.
“As officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at the residence, the suspect discharged several rounds inside the home. Subsequently, an explosion occurred at the residence and officers continue to investigate the circumstances of the explosion,” the Arlington County office said in a post on X.
Videos posted on social media, which News18 was unable to verify independently, showed what appeared to be a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team vehicle advancing towards the house where the blast occurred.
Police evacuated some residents and urged others to shelter in place. “You could feel the sound concussion. I’ve been here for 50 years and I never experienced anything like that,” a man living in the area said.
The area of the incident is about a half-mile west of the Ballston-MU Metro station, north of Wilson Boulevard.
Carla Rodriguez of South Arlington said she could hear the explosion more than 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) away and came to the scene, which was roped off blocks away, to see what was happening.
“I actually thought a plane exploded,” she said, while speaking to the Associated Press.
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He was sympathetic and directed me to a wild route behind jersey barriers and along a private access road to get to the spot where my husband and his father had been waiting for me to pick them up after the game for two hours. Grandpa couldn’t walk to any of the parking outposts that were available that day, a bad one for his mobility.
This janky system is a catastrophe — a team with an aging stadium in a part of Maryland that’s a mile away from a Metro station — that Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) is fighting to keep and improve, and both D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) are angling to get.
At stake are bragging rights, and, project boosters always insist — economic revitalization. But stadiums are a political hot potato in U.S. cities, with critics often questioning whether public investments come at the expense of a community’s more urgent needs.
As the Commanders see the end of their lease in 2027 and consider a return to D.C., the city will compete with the public money Virginia and Maryland are sure to flash. Last year set records for the levels of publicly funded sports projects, from more than $1 billion to build a new home for the Buffalo Bills to roam; a $1.2 billion upgrade to the roosts of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles; to $1.2 billion for the Tennessee Titans.
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While Moore has the most to lose in this battle with his regional colleagues, D.C. has the most to gain. (Come on, Maryland. You’ve got the Ravens — and voting rights in Congress. The Commanders should come home.) Often missing in debate among the DMV’s power brokers are simple and fundamental questions: What would the user experience be like, and would it align with how people live and play today?
The stadiums as suburban outposts filled with RVs, tailgaters and hours of traffic — and acres of paved silence in the offseason — are the old way.
For the most part, neighbors of the Commanders agree. Landover residents see traffic and trash, but not the revitalization they were promised when the Washington team relocated to Maryland in 1997. They’re getting more promises today, with a $400 million pledge of state bonds to reinvigorate the area. But they’ve heard that tune before.
“When the last stadium was built, we lost,” Sandra Pruitt, a homeowner near FedEx Field, told my colleagues. “The people lost.”
“Not only will the stadium actively work against you, you need to drive or [take the] train an annoying distance, and either walk a further annoying distance or sit in hours of traffic to experience a team that hasn’t made it out of the wild card round since 2005,” said Caroline Darney, managing editor at USA Today’s Bet for the Win, after FedEx Field was voted the worst NFL stadium last year.
I had one good experience at FedEx Field in September, when I was invited by the law firm hosting former cheerleaders who were celebrating the end of Daniel Snyder’s controversial ownership during the season opener. I cruised up to the stadium with my platinum parking pass (something that would’ve cost me more than $200), breezed into the stadium and was whisked up to the club level on a private elevator.
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Now contrast that with this past Sunday, when I tried to take my family to a game as a mere mortal, as part of a fundraiser for my son’s school.
After shelling out nearly $400 for nosebleed seats, we struggled to get in and out with a less-than-nimble grandpa, without spending an additional fortune for premium parking.
More than an hour after Sunday’s game, fans were still squatting on random curbs and corners, trying to get home, picking their way through the puke in the tailgating lot, jostling with hundreds of others using ride-hailing services in a chaotic parking lot. It was a disaster.
Now compare that to going to a game at Nationals Park, Audi Field or Capital One Arena. Smack in the middle of town and on the spokes of a city’s transportation network is the future for any team that wants to stay relevant.
We’ve biked, scootered, walked and driven to games in this town, and none of that was as miserable as the times we tried (twice over 20 years) to visit FedEx Field.
The wonkville that is D.C. is a serious sports town that boasts four recent national titles (yes, because remember the Mystics and D.C. Divas also won around the time the city was celebrating Caps and Nats wins). And with Washington in its team name, folding fandom into the rhythm of life within city limits is the only way the Commanders can honor their fans.
The District of Champions forgot some champions
The possibility of a Commanders return to D.C. became more tangible this year, as the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability approved legislation for the federal government to extend the city’s lease on RFK Stadium’s 190-acre campus for 99 years, allowing for another residential and retail district to grow there, Nationals Park-style.
Because NFL stadiums are low use, it can actually be an open vote of confidence for the youth of D.C. as a showcase for championship games, band battles and other events on the off days.
Not all residents of Northeast Washington want a stadium there. I live on Capitol Hill and understand the impact could be extreme. But I moved there knowing I wasn’t signing up for a tranquil suburb.
Right now, RFK Stadium is a sad hulk, a memory of the time D.C. football dominated with three Super Bowl championships between 1982 and 1991.
Reviving that site would be both an ode to the Washington and Washingtonians of the past, and an acknowledgment that the team wants the fans of the future.
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