restaurant week

the Alexandria edt.

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Restaurant Week is one of the happiest times of the year. More often than not twice a year Restaurant Week is offered throughout various metropolitan cities. Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person and $20 three-course lunches. Also, many restaurants will also offer a deals for couples as well. Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience Washington, DC’s best restaurants at affordable prices. Cuisines include Contemporary American, Mexican, French, Mediterranean, Italian, Southern, Seafood, Spanish, California, Pan-Asian and more!

This week (August 15-25) Alexandria is offering their Restaurant Week. ARW is held at a range of locales, from fine dining establishments to casual neighborhood favorites, guests savor the flavors of Alexandria’s distinctive collection of eateries. Check out the list of participating restaurants and book your table online to see why everyone including Bon Appétit and Food & Wine are raving about Alexandria’s dining scene.

My ARW week will consist of lunch at La Tasca and a date night dinner at TJ Stone’s. Are you heading anywhere speical for AWR?

happy friday

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Friend, just because it’s Friday doesn’t mean you put in less effort. Make today ridiculously amazing because it’s Friday. I learned yesterday that during my work’s summer Friday program, I can wear jeans; here’s to Jeans Friday! Above all, we are finally on the eve’s eve of Shark Week. Here are a few links to check out during your afternoon lull.

Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot, Business Insider

It’s almost back to school, and Fall is around the comer. Here are 10 Apps to help you get and stay organized, All Top Startups

If you are in Old Town and craving pizza, check out Red Rocks.

This Song, Chromeo

Are you thinking about reading Gone Girl? Check out this exclusive first read, NPR

Here are a few hairstyle lifehacks on those days you sleep in a little too long, Buzzfeed.

Restaurant week is coming up and you want the best deal, right?, DCLadies

Remember to kick back and relax a little bit this weekend. Shark Week premiers on Sunday, get ready for a week filled with my favorite animal!


a review of restaurant week

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Thanks to Ceiba, I had one of the best restaurant week experiences. As tradition follows, two friends and I always attend restaurant week, but the deal is that it needs to be a new restaurant that we haven’t been before.

Scouring for a restaurant that would accommodate all of our wants and needs, I stumbled upon Ceiba. Latin American is not a cuisine that we’ve tasted during restaurant week, so this sounded like an excellent pick. Even better news, virtually their entire menu is available for their tasting menu.

The Atmosphere

The interior of this restaurant is welcoming and beautifully furnished. There is sufficient space between tables, which is a huge plus because you’re not subjected to the conversations of those from other tables. One thing to note: Ceiba’s clientele are predominantly young professionals and the dress code was wavering on the side of business casual.

The Food

You get what you pay for when you come to Ceiba! If you are expecting contemporary Latin American food, this is the place for you. The following items were at our table: Crispy Fried Oysters, Spicy Lamb Flautas, Sampling of Ceviches, Steamed Mussels, Atlantic Salmon and Churros. Honestly, everything was incredible. My only complaint is that the Spicy Lamb Flautas were not spicy at all. If they amped up the spicy, I would be back for those in a heartbeat!

The Service

The service was stellar! Our waitress was attentive to our needs beyond belief. Whenever we had half a glass of water, no problem- it’s refilled! Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and her recommendations were spot on. She was not pushy, and had a personality and positive attitude that made us enjoy our experience even more.

The Moral

Moral of the story, try Ceiba! They put a great spin on Latin American food and you won’t go home hungry!