Szechuan Restaurants Deals in Washington DC
Seaweed is nature's duct tape—it works as well at holding together rolls of sushi as it does at quickly fixing a mermaid's broken bikini top. Keep it together with this Groupon. $20 for $40 Worth of Asian Cuisine Traditional Chinese entrees include Szechuan-style crispy beef ($13.95) and hunan crispy whole fish ($16.95). Sushi chefs roll specialties such as the flying-dragon roll with eel, avocado, and cucumber ($15) or nest a spicy tuna roll, spicy salmon roll, and spicy california roll together in the spicy-roll combo platter ($13.95). See the full menu.
Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon. $10 for $20 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Food Entrees include chicken tikka, or boneless chunks of chicken marinated in yogurt and lemon and barbecued in a clay oven ($15.99), lamb biryani with saffron rice and herbs ($17.99), and goat cooked in a Nepalese curry sauce ($20.99). See the full menu.
You don't have to be as swift as a gazelle to dine at 100 of DC's top restaurants in one evening—you just have to follow your nose to the ZooFari fundraiser at the National Zoo. Pay $175 (regularly $350) for one VIP admission package to the three-hour ZooFari gala on May 16. Your VIP package includes admission to the LivingSocial Lion Lounge, specialty cocktails, appearances by three celebrity chefs, a premium take-home treat, an exclusive after-hours viewing of the Zoo's lions and tigers, and parking. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. you'll pounce on gourmet cuisine from Mike Isabella's Kapnos to Michel Richard's Central and new hot spots like Estadio; sip wine from DC-area vineyards; and groove under the stars to live music. Don't miss the fundraiser that you can really sink your teeth into.
Mediterranean restaurants adhere closely to tradition, thanks to the generations of poets who memorized and recited takeout menus in public squares. Enjoy an oral tradition with this Groupon. $15 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food The menu includes lamb-stuffed cabbage ($16), shish kebabs ($19), and salmon with tabbouleh ($20).
The Fine Print
Limit 1 per table per visit • Valid only for dine-in at dinner • Reservations recommended and subject to availability • Excludes holidays and prix fixe menu • Entire value must be used in a single visit
Included in Washingtonian's list of Very Best Restaurants, this Portuguese spot has a touch of Mediterranean flair, showcased in dishes like frango à piri piri, grilled chicken doused in piri piri sauce: • $12 for $25 to spend on food and drink at dinner • Restaurant has been featured in Gourmet and Bethesda magazines • Try the fish stew with sea scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, bell peppers, & potatoes "I'm talking golden, fluffy-centered cod fritters; spicy roast chicken with a field of hot potato chips; fish staged with chorizo and chickpeas; and the justly famous soup of shredded kale, potatoes and sausage known as caldo verde." - The Washington Post Discover the Tastes of Portugal Tucked away in the basement of an unassuming bank building, this praised spot is the very definition of a hidden gem. Settle into the old world-style dining room and savor rustic Portuguese cuisine like the grilled lamb chops with port-wine sauce and New York strip with Madeira that one Washingtonian reviewer loved. Tavira's Website
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