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by Chris Teale August 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0

At least 20 local restaurants will participate in this year’s Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week, which begins today (August 14).

Restaurants throughout the greater Washington region will offer three-course lunch and brunch menus for $22 and a three-course dinner for $35 at fixed prices. The annual event is sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.

The Arlington restaurants participating, as listed on the Restaurant Week website, are:

  • Ambar / Ba Ba (2901 Wilson Blvd)
  • Cheesetique Ballston (800 N. Glebe Road)
  • Cheesetique Shirlington (4056 Campbell Avenue)
  • Circa at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Blvd)
  • Epic Smokehouse (1330 S. Fair Street)
  • Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (1250 S. Hayes Street)
  • Hula Girl Bar and Grill (4044 Campbell Avenue)
  • Jaleo Crystal City (2250 A Crystal Drive)
  • Kapnos Taverna (4000 Wilson Blvd)
  • La Cote d’Or Cafe (6876 Lee Highway)
  • Lyon Hall (3100 Washington Blvd)
  • Mazagan Restaurant and Lounge (2901 Columbia Pike)
  • McCormick & Schmick’s – Crystal City (2010 Crystal Drive)
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse (1750 Crystal Drive)
  • Osteria da Nino (2900 S. Quincy Street)
  • Pepita Cantina (4000 Wilson Blvd)
  • SER Restaurant (1110 N. Glebe Road)
  • The Liberty Tavern (3195 Wilson Blvd)
  • The Melting Pot (1110 N. Glebe Road)
  • Yona (4000 Wilson Blvd Suite C)

by ARLnow.com March 20, 2017 at 9:05 am 0

Soggy jog (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)

Florida Men Arrested for Credit Card Skimming — Three men from Miami, Florida were arrested earlier this month on the 5600 block of Columbia Pike, in Fairfax County. They’re suspected of using Bluetooth-enabled credit card skimming devices to steal credit card numbers from gas station customers. [Falls Church News-Press]

School Board to Consider Wakefield Modifications — The Arlington School Board is expected to approve a $4 million internal modification project at Wakefield High School that will increase its student capacity to 2,300 from 1,900. [InsideNova]

School Board Members Can Now Get Raises — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a state bill that removes a cap of $25,000 on the salaries of Arlington School Board members. Arlington was the only jurisdiction in the state the salary cap applied to; school board members will now have the ability to approve a salary increase in 2021. [InsideNova]

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week Kicks Off — Nineteen Arlington restaurants are participating in Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, which starts today and runs through Monday, March 27. [Arlington Chamber of Commerce]

Top 10 Shirlington Area Restaurants — Eater has compiled a list of the top 10 restaurants to try in and around Shirlington. And yes, the Weenie Beenie is on the list. [Eater]

It’s the First Day of Spring — “While warm spring days will be tough to come by in the short term, the equinox is a reminder that the sounds of chirping birds and humming lawn mowers aren’t too far off.” [Capital Weather Gang]

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

by ARLnow.com January 24, 2017 at 9:00 am 0

Aerial view of Rosslyn (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)

Wardian Dominating Global Marathon Event — Arlington resident and running superhero Michael Wardian has won the first two races in the World Marathon Challenge. Wardian, 42, posted a time of 2:54:54 in Antarctica, the fastest marathon ever run on the continent, and a time of 2:45:42 this morning in Punta Arenas, the South American leg of the seven day, seven continent and seven marathon event. Wardian is trying to break the event’s record average race time of 3:32:25. [Facebook, Twitter, Washington Post, Runner’s World]

APS Projected to Keep Growing — Arlington Public Schools is bursting at the seams, building new schools to keep up with rising enrollment — and that enrollment is expected to keep growing over the next decade. According to projections presented at a School Board meeting last week, the APS student body is expected to rise from around 27,000 now to 32,500 by the fall of 2026. In terms of per-student costs, the added 5,500 students could add more than $100 million to the school system’s current $600 million annual budget. [InsideNova]

Northern Va. Restaurant Week Coming in March — The Arlington Chamber of Commerce and other regional business organizations are teaming up for the second year in a row to organize Northern Virginia Restaurant Week. The week of dining discounts and discovery is scheduled from March 20-27. [Arlington Chamber]

Extra Metro Trains for Pro-Life March — Metro says it will run extra trains during mid-day Friday in order to accommodate crowds for the 2017 March for Life in the District. In a press release, Metro also said it “will run more 8-car trains (the longest train length possible), all midday track work will be cancelled, and additional staff will be on hand to assist visitors.” [WMATA]

Nearby: Car Stolen With Baby Inside — Two men stole a car that had been left running near a bank ATM, then abandoned it, apparently after discovering a baby inside. The incident happened Monday afternoon at the Bradlee Shopping Center in Alexandria, across from Arlington’s Fairlington neighborhood. The child was unharmed. [WJLA]

Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick

by ARLnow.com March 7, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

Bistro 360 in RosslynToday through next Monday, more than a dozen Arlington restaurants will be participating in Northern Virginia Restaurant Week.

The weeklong event is being organized by the Reston, Loudoun, Arlington and Prince William Chambers of Commerce, with more than 60 restaurants participating across Northern Virginia. First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe kicked off restaurant week during a ceremony at Jaleo (2250 Crystal Drive) in Crystal City this morning.

Unlike D.C. Restaurant Week, which involves fixed lunch and dinner prices, restaurants participating in the Northern Virginia event are able to set their own “value price” — provided it ends in .16.

Here are the Arlington restaurants participating:

  • Bistro 360
  • Bracket Room
  • Cinnabar by Hyatt
  • Cityhouse Hyatt Arlington
  • Crystal City Sports Pub
  • Il Forno Ristorante
  • Jaleo
  • Kona Grill
  • Lebanese Taverna
  • Liberty Tavern
  • Lyon Hall
  • McCormick & Schmick’
  • Morton’s
  • O’Malley’s Pub & Fresh Kitchen
  • Potomac Bar and Grille
  • SER Restaurant
  • Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant
  • Upper Crust Pizzeria

by Heather Mongilio August 14, 2015 at 11:00 am 2,446 0

Restaurant Week 2015 logo (via RAMW)

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week kicks off next Monday, and 16 Arlington restaurants are listed as participating.

Restaurant Week is held from Aug. 17-23, and features restaurants from Virginia, Maryland and D.C.

Diners can enjoy a three-course lunch for $22 or a three-course dinner for $35. In most cases, the three course meal includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.

The full list of participating restaurants can be found online with links for reservations and the menus.

Here are the Arlington restaurants listed as participating, according to the RAMW website:

  • Carlyle — 4000 Campbell Avenue, 703-931-0777
  • Epic Smokehouse — 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001
  • Fuego Cocina y Tequileria — 2800 Clarendon Blvd., 571-970-2180
  • Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City — 1250 S. Hayes Street, 703-412-2762
  • Jaleo Crystal City — 2250 Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181
  • Kapnos Taverna — 4000 Wilson Blvd., 703-243-4400
  • La Tasca — 2900 Wilson Blvd., 703-812-9120
  • Liberty Tavern — 3195 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-9360
  • Lyon Hall — 3100 N. Washington Blvd., 703-741-7636
  • McCormick and Schmicks Seafood Crystal City — 2010 Crystal Drive, 703-413-6400
  • Me Jana — 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 140, 703-465-4440
  • The Melting Pot — 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-4490
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse — 1750 Crystal Drive, 703-418-1444
  • SER Restaurant — 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-746-9822
  • Water and Wall — 3811 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-294-4949
  • Willow — 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800

by Ethan Rothstein January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am 1,639 0

Restaurant week logoWinter Restaurant Week is already underway, and it runs until Sunday, Jan. 25.

At least 14 restaurants in Arlington are participating, offering prix fixe menus for $20.15 lunches and $35.15 dinner. The weeklong special is organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington to boost restaurant business after busy times, like the December holidays.

The list of restaurants participating in the promotion — which some argue isn’t a deal at all, but may cost diners more money — appears to have dwindled from previous restaurant weeks. Last August, 15 restaurants were featured on the RAMW website, a dip from 17 restaurants in 2013. This week, however, restaurants that have not previously participated have joined up, including the highly regarded Water & Wall in Virginia Square and Mazagan Restaurant on Columbia Pike.

The list of Arlington restaurants on RAMW’s website, where all of the restaurants participating in the D.C. area can be found, is below. Note: some restaurants may be offering separate specials for the week.

  • Epic Smokehouse — 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001
  • Fuego Cocina y Tequileria — 2800 Clarendon Blvd, 571-970-2180
  • Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City — 1250 S. Hayes Street, 703-412-2762
  • Jaleo — 2250 Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181
  • La Tasca — 2900 Wilson Blvd., 703-812-9120
  • The Liberty Tavern — 3195 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-9360
  • Lyon Hall — 3100 N. Washington Blvd., 703-741-7636
  • Mazagan — 2901 Columbia Pike, 703-566-4173
  • McCormick and Schmick’s — 2010 Crystal Drive, 703-413-6400
  • Me Jana — 2300 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-4440
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse — 1750 Crystal Drive, 703-418-1444
  • Water & Wall — 3811 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 105, 703-294-4949
  • Willow — 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800
  • Yayla Bistro — 2201 N. Westmoreland Street, 703-533-5600

by ARLnow.com August 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm 3,036 0

Restaurant week logoThe summer Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week begins on Monday and 15 Arlington restaurants are participating.

From August 11-17, diners can enjoy a three-course prix fixe lunch for $20.14 and dinner for $35.14. The full list of participating restaurants in the area and their menus can be found online, along with links to make reservations for many of the restaurants.

Here’s the list of participating restaurants in Arlington:

  • The Curious Grape — 2900 S. Quincy Street, 703-671-8700
  • Epic Smokehouse — 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001
  • Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City — 1250 S. Hayes Street, 703-412-2762
  • Il Forno — 900 N. Glebe Road, 703-807-2050
  • Jaleo — 2250 Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181
  • La Tasca — 2900 Wilson Blvd., 703-812-9120
  • The Liberty Tavern — 3195 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-9360
  • Lyon Hall — 3100 N. Washington Blvd., 703-741-7636
  • Me Jana — 2300 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-4440
  • The Melting Pot — 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-4490
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse — 1750 Crystal Drive, 703-418-1444
  • Murali — 1201 S. Joyce Street, 703-415-0411
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House — 2231 Crystal Drive, 703-979-7275
  • Sushi Rock — 1900 Clarendon Blvd., 571-312-8027
  • Willow — 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800

by ARLnow.com January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am 1,936 0

Leek American Bistro in BallstonWe’re about half-way through the winter edition of Washington Restaurant Week but some diners are asking themselves: is this really a good deal?

In theory, Restaurant Week, which features about a dozen Arlington restaurants this year, allows patrons to try out nice restaurants around the area at lower, fixed prices. In practice?

“A look at nearly two dozen restaurants participating in Restaurant Week shows not only that many of these dinners aren’t not much of a deal, but that you may actually be paying much more than what they’re worth,” reports the Washington City Paper.

Restaurant Week menus abound with the cheaper items from restaurants’ normal menus alongside items that aren’t even on the normal menu. Restaurant Week dinners are priced at $35.14, and the City Paper reports that items from the fixed price menus are often times cheaper if purchased individually.

The analysis did not consider the Restaurant Week lunches, which are priced at $20.14.

In your personal experience, have you found Restaurant Week to be a good deal?
 

by Ethan Rothstein December 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm 1,261 0

Restaurant Week 2013 logoThe first Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week of 2014 will be Jan. 13-19, and 12 Arlington restaurants have already signed up to participate.

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington coordinates restaurant week, the last of which took place in August and featured 17 local restaurants.

This year, lunch menus will cost $20.14 and dinner menus will cost $35.14, in honor of the new year. There are two restaurants on the list — Cityhouse in Rosslyn and Zaika in Clarendon — that didn’t participate in August.

You can view the lunch and dinner menus and make reservations on the RAMW website. Here’s the current list of participating restaurants in Arlington:

  • Cityhouse, 1325 Wilson Blvd, 703-276-8999
  • Epic Smokehouse, 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001
  • Farrah Oliva, 2250 Crystal Drive, 571-431-7090
  • Jaleo Crystal City, 2250A Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181
  • La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd, 703-812-9120
  • Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-9360
  • Lyon Hall, 3100 N. Washington Blvd, 703-741-7636
  • Me Jana, 2300 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-4440
  • Melting Pot, 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-4490
  • Tallula, 2761 Washington Blvd, 703-778-5051
  • Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800
  • Zaika, 2800 Clarendon Blvd, 703-248-8333

by Ethan Rothstein August 19, 2013 at 10:30 am 1,820 0

DC-restaurant-week-summer2013Starting with lunch today, Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week has officially begun.

Seventeen Arlington restaurants are listed on the Restaurant Week website. Participating restaurants will offer customers prix fixe menus at $20.13 for lunch and $35.13 for dinner.

Since earlier this month, several additional restaurants have signed on to participate, including Mad Rose Tavern at 3100 Clarendon Blvd, which is only offering dinner specials, and Sushi Rock at 1900 Clarendon Blvd, offering both lunch and dinner.

The Restaurant Week website has links to menus and to OpenTable for reservations. The list of Arlington eateries offering lunch and/or dinner specials include:

  • Epic Smokehouse, 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001.
  • Farrah Oliva, 2250 Crystal Drive, 571-431-7090.
  • Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, 2800 Clarendon Blvd, 202-216-5988.
  • Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street, 703-415-5000.
  • Jaleo Crystal City, 2250A Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181.
  • La Tagliatella, 2950 Clarendon Blvd, 571-257-4600.
  • La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd, 703-812-9120.
  • Legal Sea Foods, 2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, 703-415-1200.
  • Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-9360.
  • Lyon Hall, 3100 N. Washington Blvd, 703-741-7636.
  • Mad Rose Tavern, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, 703-600-0500.
  • Me Jana, 2300 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-4440.
  • Melting Pot, 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-4490.
  • Pinzimini, 801 N. Glebe Road, 703-537-4200.
  • Sushi Rock, 1900 Clarendon Blvd, 571-312-8027.
  • Tallula, 2761 Washington Blvd, 703-778-5051.
  • Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800.

by Ethan Rothstein August 5, 2013 at 10:30 am 4,104 0

DC-restaurant-week-summer2013(Updated at 12:45 p.m.) Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week runs from Aug. 19 to 25, giving diners a unique chance to try some of the area’s best restaurants on a relative bargain.

Thirteen Arlington restaurants are participating in the festivities. Each one offers a prix fixe, three-course menu for lunch and/or dinner, with the lunch menu running at $20.13 and dinner at $35.13. For a full listing of all the restaurants in the region participating in restaurant week or to reserve a table, visit their website.

Epic Smokehouse, 1330 S. Fern Street, 571-319-4001. Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu

Farrah Oliva, 2250 Crystal Drive, 571-431-7090. Dinner Menu

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, 2800 Clarendon Blvd, 202-216-5988. Menu not yet available

Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street, 703-415-5000. Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu

Jaleo Crystal City, 2250A Crystal Drive, 703-413-8181. Menu not yet available

La Tagliatella, 2950 Clarendon Blvd, 571-257-4600. Menu not yet available

La Tasca, 2900 Wilson Blvd, 703-812-9120. Menu not yet available

Me Jana, 2300 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-4440. Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu

Pinzimini, 801 N. Glebe Road, 703-537-4200. Dinner Menu

Tallula, 2761 Washington Blvd, 703-778-5051. Menu not yet available

The Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd, 703-465-9360. Menu not yet available

The Melting Pot, 1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-4490. Menu not yet available

Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8800. Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu

by ARLnow.com February 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm 2,359 23 Comments

William Jeffrey's Tavern on Columbia PikeColumbia Pike’s inaugural restaurant week officially kicked off on Monday.

The seven-day event, which runs through Sunday, features a dozen restaurants offering a fixed price menu of $10 lunches and $25 dinners.

“This is a great way to get to know the restaurants on the Pike and a reason to revisit your favorites,” said the Columbia Pike Restaurant Week website.

The following restaurants are participating in the event.

Disclosure: Columbia Pike Restaurant Week organizer CPRO is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

by ARLnow.com February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am 11 Comments

Restaurant Week 2013 logoThe annual Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week starts today and runs through Sunday, Feb. 10.

More than 240 restaurants around the region will be offering special deals on meals. During restaurant week, participating eateries will be offering fixed price dining options — $20.13 for lunch and $35.13 for dinner. Some restaurants will offer special prix fixe menues for Restaurant Week, while others will offer their entire menu.

In Arlington, 16 restaurants will be participating, including:

Four Falls Church restaurants — 2941 Restaurant, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Open Kitchen and Pizeria Orso — will also be participating.

Columbia Pike, meanwhile, is hosting its own restaurant week later this month. The first annual Columbia Pike Restaurant Week will run from Feb. 18 to 24 and will feature $10 lunches and $25 dinners at a dozen Pike restaurants.

Disclosure: CPRO, the organizer of Columbia Pike Restaurant Week, is an ARLnow.com advertiser

by ARLnow.com October 8, 2012 at 10:00 am 4,698 41 Comments

Shirlington Village is holding its second annual restaurant week starting today (Oct. 8) through Sunday, Oct. 14.

Sixteen Shirlington restaurants will be offering three-course dinners for $25. Most of the restaurants will also be offering a two-course lunch for $12. In addition to the food deals, there will be a number of unadvertised drink specials.

The eateries participating in Shirlington Restaurant Week are:

  • Aladdin’s Eatery
  • Aroma Indian Cuisine
  • Bonsai Grill
  • The Bungalow
  • Busboys & Poets
  • Café Pizzaiolo
  • Capitol City Brewing Company
  • Cheesetique
  • Dogma Bakery & Boutique
  • Extra Virgin Modern Italian Cuisine
  • Hilton Gardon Inn
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Luna Grill & Diner
  •  Ping by Charlie Chiang’s
  • Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub
  • T.H.A.I. Shirlington

A menu of restaurant week offerings can be found here.

by ARLnow.com October 13, 2011 at 11:07 am 3,326 41 Comments

The inaugural Shirlington Restaurant Week is well underway, but humans aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a delicious fixed-price meal during week-long event.

Dogma Bakery (2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive) is offering a three-course meal for dogs as part of Restaurant Week. The meal consists of a house-made “gar-lick cheese bite” appetizer; a main course of fish, chicken, beef or venison kibble, with a side of vegetables; and a dog ice cream, cookie or muffin dessert.

The meal is available for dine-in or take-out. Owners choosing the sit-down option are invited to order human food from The Bungalow and dine with their dogs.

The meal costs $7.50, and 100 percent of the purchase price is going to benefit a rescue dog named Chief (pictured), who was abused and now needs a prosthetic leg and paw on either side of his body. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, which is fostering Chief, needs about $800 for the prosthetics.

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