Grab your fork and spoon, D.C. Restaurant Week returns Monday.
More than 240 local restaurants are participating in the twice-annual promotion, which offers three-course prix-fixe lunches for $20.15 and dinners for $35.15.
Participating spots include 1789, Aggio, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Lincoln, Urbana and of course, many, many more. (See the full list here.) Restaurants in near-in suburbs like Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington and Alexandria have also joined in.
Restaurant Week will wrap up Jan. 25, although some restaurants have extended their promotions in the past, so keep your eyes open.
This year, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is asking diners to get social with their Restaurant Week experiences by participating in the 7 Days/7 Winners social media contest.
Diners who want to join in on the fun should post pictures of their delicious Restaurant Week dishes to Instagram using the hashtag #DMVRW, follow @RAMWdc on Instagram and tag the participating restaurant.
Once you post your photo, you'll automatically be entered to win prizes, including roller derby tickets, brunch gift certificates, cookbooks and a grand prize of two tickets to the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards and Gala June 7.
Winter Restaurant Week sponsor True Aussie Lamb is also hosting a photography contest for diners. Diners who upload a picture of a participating restaurant's featured Australian lamb dish to Instagram using the hashtag #AussieLambDC will be entered to win prizes. (Here's a tip: Mazagan Restaurant in Arlington, Smith Commons in D.C. and Graffiato in Penn Quarter will all be offering True Aussie lamb dishes.)