Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Morning Roundup

The Morning Roundup 6/29/2012

Congratulations! You’re almost there. It’s almost 5pm on Friday, and you’ll be able to escape the office and head home. Hopefully you won’t melt today, as it looks to be another scorcher. To the deals!

Must Buy: Today’s Scoutmob is a little confusing. 50% off to Gesté Wine and Food (4801 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda) implies you can get wine with your deal. You can’t. With a max discount of up to $10 you can get a lot of really tasty food, but no alcohol. Despite this lack of wine, this deal is a must buy.

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Bargain Bites

Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips and Bulgogi

In the Ledroit Park neighborhood — on the border with Shaw — on Florida Ave, you find a curious site. Sitting at 400 Florida NW is an Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips. Now this in and of itself wouldn’t be that curious. There are roughly 45 Arthur Treacher’s in the United States, but this is the only of its kind. Why? Well a sign on the exterior this Arthur Treacher’s proclaims $6.99 for Bulgogi and Rice. This isn’t an uncommon trend. A number of Korean owned restaurants have branched out from their traditional roots and added bulgogi or bibimbap (King Street Cafe, which will appear here later is one such restaurant).

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The Morning Roundup 6/28/2012

Everyone! It’s almost the weekend! Hurray. Now onto the deals before it gets too hot out.

Must Buy: French restaurants in DC often tend to be really expensive (see any of Michel Richard’s restaurants), or inexpensive and mediocre. Bistro la Bonne (1340 U St. NW) is neither. It’s inexpensive and awesome. That’s why this $20 for $40 is amazing. I recently was there for a birthday brunch and you’re going to eat well with this deal. Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Bellinis ran $3/each.

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Bargain Bites

Red Toque Cafe

Courtesy of redtoquecafe.com

Red Toque Cafe, on the corner of R and 6th Street NW, is an unassuming little restaurant; its website boasts not of a fancy new chef or a special summer menu but of their “new” (as of April 2011) awning.  Inside, though, is a charming neighborhood spot, with counter service for quick takeout or tables for sit-down dining. More importantly, they’re offering up some tasty Middle Eastern-style food. This place isn’t perfect, and the menu definitely has some misses, but there are enough hits to make this “local neighborhood kabob grill” a regular on your Bargain Bites rotation.

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The Morning Roundup: 6/27/2012

Happy hump day!  You are almost there!  Here are the deals!

Fifty-Fifty: $15 for $30 over at Layalina in Arlington from scoutmob is an okay deal.  Boasting an extensive menu, Layalina heavily features it’s Lebanese and Syrian roots.  Unfortunately, the menu, with it’s plethora of spiced meat as well as hummus and vegetarian options is pretty expensive.  Most of the entrees sit just under $20 meaning your coupon wont do all that much.  Also, it is a bit of a ways outside the city.  

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Food Trucks

Wassub: Fun with Fusion

Usually when you hear talk of a fusion reaction, it is during a discussion about binding nuclei and the quest for a sustainable energy source.  Well, the fusion reaction I had upon biting into one of Wassub’s delicious fusion sandwiches was a reaction of a different kind.  The party in my mouth kind.  The “why is my co-worker quietly moaning into that sandwich” kind.  Fusion is a relatively common theme running through the food truck community.  This is a good thing.  It allows for more variation and promotes culinary exploration.

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The Morning Roundup 6/26/2012

Happy Tuesday everyone. The weather this morning was beautiful and the forecast looks fantastic. We got so

Must Buy: This first one is for all you Montgomery County dwellers. Bethesda has a lot of good restaurants, and one you may have overlooked was Pizza Tempo (8021 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD). Google Offers has $10 for $20 today and we like it. With a lot of good looking pizzas this deal will get you an XL pizza at a minimum. With a rather extensive menu you can mix and match your way to $20 easily. Who doesn’t love discounted pizza?

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Check it Out

The Rammys 2012

Staying Hydrated Rammy's Style

On Sunday night the DMV’s food community gathered at the Rammys, DC’s restaurant-industry awards gala, to celebrate the best in the business. A lot of pride was at stake and there were more than a few notable events.

One of the big names honored last night was former DC Mayor Anthony Williams. Mayor Williams was the man who brought the Nationals to DC and was also instrumental in reviving DC’s restaurant scene. I caught up with him in a buffet line. When I pressed him for one of his favorite spots he backed us on Liberty Tree, stating that it is one of his “go to” spots in the city.

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The Morning Roundup: 6/25/2012

Only one new deal to welcome you into the new week, but it is pretty crazy.

Must Buy: $5 for a Lou’s City Bar discount card from The Capitol Deal.  This savings punch card gets you ten draft beers for $2 off and five orders of wings at $5 each.  Their drafts mostly sit between $6 and $8 and a dozen wings would normally cost you $11 dollars.  Still following?  That is a total of $50 dollars in savings, to be used over time, at your leisure, for $5.  Oh, did I mention wings come in four flavors? Buffalo, BBQ, Jerk, and Chesapeake.

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The Morning Roundup 6/22/12

Today’s a double whammy: it’s too hot out AND there are no great deals.

Fifty-Fifty: Today’s Scoutmob deal at Bungalow Sports Grill is a typical sports bar deal: if you’re already here, take advantage and get some food. If not, don’t go out of your way to eat here. Good thing it’s a Scoutmob!

Avoid: What’s riskier than eating at a sports bar? Eating at a nightclub. Stay away from today’s LivingSocial deal at The Park at 14, and spend your money on better food elsewhere

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