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Washington, DC Restaurant Week Heats Up Summer in the Nation's Capitol

July 19, 2010

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2010


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Destination DC                                                                                 RestaurantAssociation Metropolitan Washington

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 Distinctive Brands Cadillac and American Express Join RestaurantAssociation Metropolitan Washingtonand Destination DC to Showcase Popular Promotion


(Washington, DC)… Over 200 restaurantsacross the metropolitan area are preparing to take reservations for Washington, DCRestaurant Week sponsored by Cadillac and American Express, which returns forits summer edition August 16-22, 2010. The bi-annual promotion featuresthree-course, fixed-price lunch and dinner menus at the region’s top tables,priced at $20.10 (lunch) and $35.10 (dinner).


“There’sno better time than Restaurant Week to see what the DC culinary scene has tooffer, all at a great value,” said Elliott Ferguson, president & CEO,Destination DC. “There’s just a tremendous amount of excitement over DC’srestaurant scene right now with recent shows like Top Chef, DC Cupcakes andDiners, Drive-Ins & Dives shining a spotlight on Washington, DC.”

“People love Restaurant Week because it’s a wonderful opportunity to gettogether with friends to enjoy great meals at great prices,” added LynneBreaux, president, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). “We’reall shopping for good deals these days, and Restaurant Week really delivers.”


Thelist of participating restaurants shows the diversity of DC’s culinary scene.Consider J&G Steakhouse, Jean-Georgesrestaurant located inside the newly renovated W Washington, D.C.; Acadiana, frequented by First LadyMichelle Obama; or 2010 RAMMY Award winner Birch& Barley (voted Best New Restaurant of the Year); The Jockey Club, known as a haven of the political elite, actuallynamed a dish after Nancy Reagan because she was such a regular during herhusband’s administration. For the full list of participating restaurants andreservations, visit The site will go live Tuesday, July20.

Washington, DC Restaurant Week is sponsoredby Cadillac and American Express and co-produced by Destination DC andRestaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Visit formore information and to view a list of participating restaurants.