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Locals React To LivingSocial Dollar Lunch Day

There was an unusual buzz throughout Downtown D.C. this morning, an energy that far surpassed the standard Friday.

The excitement, shared by locals all over the District, was a result of the city's preeminent company, LivingSocial, giving back to the community it calls home.

In an effort to promote the launch of its new instant deals feature, LivingSocial ran a special today, offering lunches at more than one hundred participating D.C. food joints to customers for a buck.

That's right: One dollar.  That's one hundred pennies.  That's twenty pieces of Bazooka bubble gum.  That's one of those dollar scratch-off lottery tickets that never wins.

The deal was insane, and, we assume, so were the amount of purchases.

Progress Being Made at New Clyde's Location

Progress Being Made at New Clyde's Location

Check out some of these photos I took of the construction taking place in the old Borders space at 600 14th Street.  

The location was snatched up by Clyde's a little while back, and construction workers seem to be there daily, gutting the 30,000+ square-foot space. 

It's clearly far away, but the sheer size of the area is striking, and should give Clyde's the ability do a lot of things.

Shake Shack in Dupont Looking For Employees

Shake Shack in Dupont Looking For Employees

Shake Shack, the latest eatery to move into the Capital City and join the D.C. burger war, is looking for employees.

The burger spot, which will open its doors at 1216 18th Street NW in Dupont sometime in the near future, has the above sign pasted on their door.

Could be a decent gig---probably get some free burgers and shakes out of it too.

Enjoy Your Easter Brunch or Dinner At One Of These D.C. Area Restaurants

Enjoy Your Easter Brunch or Dinner At One Of These D.C. Area Restaurants

This story comes to us from Heather Freeman:

Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2011)—This Easter be sure to hop on over to the many Washington area restaurants that are offering fabulous holiday brunches and dinners on Sunday, April 24th.  From family-friendly events to intimate and sophisticated dining, guests have a bounty of options for creating a memorable Easter experience.

 

Roti To Host Non-Profit Benefit "Free Lunches"

This story comes to us from Joran Thompson:

As Roti Mediterranean Grill embraces D.C. with at least three new store openings, the eatery thought it would live up to it's mantra of "food that loves you back" and put some money where it's mouthwatering Mediterranean is!

To celebrate the openings, Roti is hosting "Free Lunch" days to gain support for various nonprofit organizations in Washington D.C.  

Each Roti opening—L’Enfant Plaza, Square 54 (at GWU) and 1629 K Street—will offer customers lunch on the house, in return for a donation to a selected non-profit organization.

All proceeds raised during Free Lunch Day will go to that organization; a minimum donation of $1000 is guaranteed.  Since Roti is a new kid on the block, they need D.C residents to help decide which non-profit groups they'd like to see win the Free Lunch Day.

2011 RAMMY Nominees Announced

2011 RAMMY Nominees Announced

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)-- Angie Goff reports the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announces the 2011 RAMMY nominees. 

The nominations were announced at the Nominee Party held at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC. 

MORE: See all the 2011 Categories and Nominees

Bourbon Steak, Rasika, and Trummer's on Main are nominated for Fine Dining Restaurant.

Chef of the Year honors will be decide between Bertrand Chemel of 2941, Todd Gray from Equinox, Haidar Karoum from Proof, Rasika's Vikram Sunderam and Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT. 

MORE: 2010 RAMMY Winners