Young and Hungry

Belgian Restaurant Week Is Here

D.C.’s fourth annual Belgian Restaurant Week is upon us. Through Sunday, eight participating restaurants—B Too, Belga Cafe, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s, Locolat Cafe, Mussel Bar & Grille, and Le Pain Quotidien—will offer $20 prix fixe lunches and $35 dinners.

In addition, look out for hop-tail, waffle, mussel, and beer specials each day. Today, find half-priced mussels and beer deals at the participating restaurants. The week culminates in a mussel throw-down between local chefs and a blind beer tastings between local beer gurus on Saturday and specialty Belgian brunches on Sunday. Take a look at the full Belgian Restaurant Week schedule below.

Tuesday, July 16 – Stop into any participating eatery for half-priced mussels and beer specials.

Wednesday, July 17 – Each restaurant will offer a special selection of Belgian waffles prepared in a variety of sweet and savory styles.

Thursday, July 18 – Participating restaurants will offer Belgian bites, suds, and sips during happy hour.

Friday, July 19 – Participating restaurants will highlight “hop-tail” (part cocktail, part Belgian beer) concoctions.

Saturday, July 20 – From 12 to 3 p.m. at Eastern Market, chefs will compete in the annual Mussel Throw Down, while beer gurus face off in a blind-folded beer challenge. The event is open to the public with Belgian beer and mussel pots for $5 each. There will also be a raffle for attendees, and prizes include two return tickets from Brussels to D.C. (courtesy the Brussels tourism agency), dinner at Brasserie Beck's chef table for eight, and a selection of rare Belgian beers from B Too.

Sunday, July 21 – Each restaurant will celebrate the 183rd Belgian National Day with specialty Belgian brunches. The celebration ends with Delirium Tremens Pink After-Parties at each participating restaurant.

Get more info and find menus and belgianrestaurantweekdc.com.

Photo of Brasserie Beck's Mediterranean mussels by Darrow Montgomery

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