In our last article, we suggested that you Ditch Your Grocery List as you satiate your palate and explore some of the more than 200 restaurants participating in Washington DC's Restaurant Week August 16-22nd. Eating your way through DC neighborhoods is a fun way to explore DC and try some great new restaurants.
Here are few interesting places to explore:
A nice starting point is Glover Park, a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC just steps away from Georgetown and cradled by the serene forested parklands of Glover-Archbold Park and Whitehaven Park. Home to embassies and a closely knit body of residents, Glover Park also features Guy Mason Park nearby, just south of Calvert Street. Hungry? Try Rockland's (BBQ), Heritage India and Blue Ridge Restaurant. If you like BLT's you might be glad to know that the ones the Blue Ridge serves up come with Fried Green Tomatoes - can you say "yum"?
Then there's Georgetown. Take a tour of Georgetown University located just west of Wisconsin Avenue. Founded in 1789 on 106 beautiful acres, Georgetown University is one of the country's oldest universities. Centered on Wisconsin and M Streets, this charming historic neighborhood was once a thriving colonial port. Dumbarton House, Tudor Place, the C&O Canal, and Old Stone House represent the rich history of this unique community. These days, however, it's widely known for its specialty stores, nightclubs, and intriguing restaurants. The Melting Pot, 1789 Restaurant and Morton's, The Steakhouse are just a few of my personal favorites that are definitely worth checking out during restaurant week.
If you are ready for a change in scenery, just south of the National Mall is a neighborhood that's home to the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage, Benjamin Banneker Circle and Fountain, the Titanic Memorial and L'Enfant Plaza. The scenic waterfront area features a shimmering array of piers, sailboats, yachts, fishing boats, seafood markets, and of course, restaurants. A few in this neighborhood that may merit your "taste-testing" skills during Restaurant Week include McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Zola, and Oyamel.
Regardless of where you decide to visit or dine during Restaurant Week, you won't be disappointed with your selections! You might fall in love with a few restaurants and with some neighborhoods. I'm planning on checking out a few myself and will be sure to let you know my thoughts. Stay tuned!
As you eat your way through DC neighborhoods, you might finds somewhere you want to live. If you are new to the area or thinking about moving here, call Rachel Valentino, DC's "Best Real Estate Agent", as voted by Washington City Paper, for a no-pressure consultation. Rachel is on top of DC's real estate scene and active in all avenues of the market - including private residences, new construction, the luxury market, and the condo and co-op community.