A friend of mine–a semi-hardcore foodie–sneers at Restaurant Week. “I avoid it,” she says. “It’s for amateurs.” I haven’t asked her if she’s changed her mind after reading that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, along with a group of White House staff, selected the Restaurant Week menu at Charlie Palmer Steak during their visit a few days ago.
This year, Washington Winter Restaurant Week runs from Monday, 9 January, through Sunday, 15 January. Many restaurants extend the celebration through the 22nd, and some celebrate all month. As Washington Restaurant Week winds down, Bethesda/Chevy Chase Restaurant Week takes off, running from Monday, 23 January through Sunday, 29 January. For some of us, this makes January a wonderful time to explore new places and return to old friends. It also gives me an easy segue to launch this, my first attempt at a blog.
I’ll be posting a lot of food pictures at the start, along with brief write-ups of Things I Like, notes on Coming Attractions, and interesting sites on the Web. It’s all a work in progress, so lets see where it goes.