Best of Best of the Aughts Array

It’s a list of lists! Who doesn’t love a good end of the decade round up? And the aughts/oughts/naughties (ugh) were fraught with poor decisions, wars, a couple of ~*~controversial~*~ presidential elections, some firsts, and a recession. Compiled is a list of my favorite retrospective lists, that help us remember the worst of either the 00s or just 2009. Maybe some of the best, too. PS – FoBoBlo does not necessarily endorse the views of these lists. Happy New Year, y’all.

In no particular order...

Circle Bistro: Great for Restaurant Week [FoBo Feed]

Note: Circle Bistro is just one of many area restaurants that are extending their Restaurant Week deals into next week, so don’t feel like you’ve missed out yet.

The Price: Again, until the 6th, a three course dinner is $35.09. An average three-course dinner without the special would come to around $45-$50.

The Good: The Restaurant Week menu is great — it’s the whole menu (I love when they do that), so the portions are generous and you don’t have to sacrifice preference for price.  

The Not-So-Good:  Circle Bistro is attached to a hotel, and so — not surprisingly — it does feel like you’re eating in a hotel restaurant.  It’s good food and service, but the ambiance seems to be just a little bit off.

The Noms: 3 out of 5 Noms. Nom Nom Nom.

Deets and pics, comin' up...

Juniper: Bees & Steaks (RW menu!)

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Note: Juniper is just one of many area restaurants that are extending their Restaurant Week deals into next week, so don’t feel like you’ve missed out yet!

The Price: Well, until the 6th, a three course dinner is $35.09. An average three-course dinner without the special would come to around $45-$50.

The Good: The portions in their RW menu are generous, and the prix fixe menu includes top dollar items like the Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes. Juniper offers a selection of homey Americana cuisine, make with fresh and high quality ingredients. Dishes are familiar and simple, emphasizing the flavors of the main ingredients rather then relying on over seasoning to pack a punch.

The Not-So-Good: Happy hour cocktail prices only apply at the bar and certain tables, so drink and then get seated. This is made especially frustrating in the outdoor seating area, where half the tables are for happy hour and the other half for dining.

The Noms: Four out of five noms. Nom nom nom nom.

Photos and deets!.

Restaurant Week Extensions!

Restaurant Week is dead…long live Restaurant Week? We touched on this in our Weekday Roundup post, but behind the cut is a list of who in FoBo is extending their deals and til when. A more comprehensive list of DC’s restaurants that are celebrating extra days of prix fixe menu can be found at the Washingtonian. Let us know if there are any deals we should hear about!

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Weekday Roundup

Welcome back, DC’s plethora of university students, and my apologies, DC’s normal everyday residents. Classes start today for many, but we have a good mix of GWU events and events that are probably devoid of undergrads for you today.

Take a look at this week!.