He/She Loves DC: Where to Go for Restaurant Week

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Okay, maybe not, but it is DC Restaurant Week, so we asked some of DC’s well known residents to tell us what restaurants they are hitting up this month.

The ubiquitous DJ Tommy McFly , who recently “flipped to Fresh,” tells us he always goes out for Restaurant Week because he “loves a good deal,” and who doesn’t? The new 94.7 Fresh FM DJ will make his first stop at Birch and Barley (1337 14th St NW) because of its beer pairings.  Birch and Barley prides itself on offering a unique food and beer experience, and if you want to know what Tommy thinks after checking it out, follow him at @TommyMcFly.

Staying on the DC Media track – WUSA9’s Angie Goff is known for hitting the town even if she is working the morning shift the next day, and the new proud- mom needs no reason to eat out. She will be trying out BlackSalt (4883 MacArthur Blvd NW) for the first time, as well as old favorites like Chef Geoff’s, Georgia Browns, and Bistro Bis.  BlackSalt looks like a great choice with the mussels and seafood stew on the menu.

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When not predicting the winter weather, ABC7’s meteorologist Bob Ryan  is still on the search for something cold…looking for a restaurant with “fresh real sorbet.” Bob tells us he will also go to Bistro Francais (3124 M St NW), an old favorite. 

Of course, a big part of the Restaurant Week menu is dessert.  Funny how we can skip dessert during a “regular meal,” but never do if it is actually included in the fixed price. Socialite K Street Kate says the macaroons at Adour (923 16th St NW) make her “swoon.”

Publicist and media maven Janet Donovan is already looking forward to her client’s, Enzo Fargione of Eliser (427 11th St NW), breakfast custard. When the upscale Italian restaurant opens later this year, Janet says she will get the Vanilla Panna Cotta Sunnyside Up. This go-round? A good souffle at Morton’s.

Where are you looking forward to visiting during this week of dining out?

Tricia is a native Washingtonian, born and raised in Columbia Heights. She loves DC so much that she was only able to leave the city for one year after college and immediately came running back. Tricia works in PR during the day, and spends her nights trying out new restaurants in DC with friends or watching The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Tricia recently decided to eat her way though all of Zagat’s 2011 restaurants until she realized she would be old and broke by the time she finished. Follow her on Twitter and email her at Tricia (at) welovedc.com.

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