Beginning on January 22 and extended until February 7, Montgomery County restaurants hosted their annual restaurant week. Popular among local residents and visitors, this event is a great way to catch up with friends and family, and to have an overall good time at a low cost.
With over 40 participating restaurants to choose from, there were many great and exciting options to choose from that cater to all ages and palettes. Ranging from fancy and high class restaurants, such as Normandy farms in Potomac, to more casual restaurants, like Cava Mezze in North Bethesda, this was a wonderful opportunity to try out new restaurants and cuisines. Each dining place had a fixed lunch and dinner menu, offering a two course lunch option for $18 and a three course dinner option for $36.
According to Rachel Clair, a junior at Wootton High School, Montgomery County’s restaurant week is one of her favorite events of the year. She explains that it allows average students and teens, as well as adults, to have an affordable dinner, yet still be able to eat at some of the best restaurants Maryland has to offer. Wootton High School junior Breece Parsons also agrees, claiming that the event really allows restaurants to showcase their best dishes to a large variety of people.
For all of those avid restaurant goers, Westfield Montgomery mall is also offering a special contest where the winners will receive a gift card to the participating restaurant of their choosing. To enter, you must first make a reservation at one of the 43 participating venues. After making a reservation and ordering, you then need to snap a pic of you with your food and upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #MoCoEatWeek and @BethesdaMagazine.
With this year’s restaurant week being extended from January 31 to February 7 due to weather related issues, families and friends had even more time to experience the delicious food Montgomery County has to offer.
Article written by MoCo Student writer Abby McCann of Thomas S. Wootton High School