Seafood Diet: See Food & Eat It
Wow! Mardi Gras sure was fun, but now you’ve got all these beads you don’t know what to do with. Also, it’s Lent for some, and time to give up things we like that aren’t good for us and no meat on Fridays. Darn. Skipping on the beef, though,for a season can sometimes be a good thing, especially with so many fantastic seafood options in D.C. The new opening of Fiola Mare, the latest restaurant on the Georgetown waterfront is proof enough. Check out these D.C. seafood classics for a healthy dose of Omega-3 on your fish Fridays.
Opening last Friday, Fiola Mare seeks to recreate the expierence of dining in a restaurant on the coast of Italy. We all have been there before, right? If not, you will feel you have with Fiola Mare offering Italy’s first-rate seafood dishes and generous views of the Potomac from a glass-enclosed veranda and patio seating. A seafood market counter allows patrons to view the restaurant’s selection and choose your fish to be grilled and prepared at your table.
Johnny’s Half Shell
With a commanding view of Capitol Hill, Johnny’s Half Shell has been a favorite of politico’s and D.C. gourmets since 1999. As imagined, Johnny’s menu has a crustacean and shellfish flavoring while also featuring seafood staples like salmon and rockfish. Its happy hour menu of fried oysters, raw clams by the dozen and grilled squid (actually amazing) will make meatless Friday’s much less of a hardship.
Old Angler’s Inn
This historic D.C. area restaurant revamped its interior and menu last spring to great acclaim. Ensconced along MacArthur Boulevard and looking onto the Great Falls National Park, Old Angler’s Inn is an iconic D.C. restaurant in an idyllic setting. The entree menu includes snapper, rockfish and black cod.