Legal Sea Foods Holds Shrimp Classic
Legal Sea Foods, is kicking off 2015 with its Shrimp Classic. From Jan. 14-Feb. 10, three of Legal Sea Foods restaurants in the DMV are celebrating all things shrimp with a special menu showcasing nine distinctly different dishes. Dishes are priced from $9.95-$23.95. The special shrimp menu includes two starters, three salad/sandwich options and four entrées.
Starters include coconut shrimp with orange ginger marmalade for $13.95 and saucy shrimp cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce, celery and cucumber for $9.95 Salad ad sandwich options include chipotle shrimp tacos with salsa verde and queso fresco for $15.95; shrimp BLT with with chorizo aioli, bacon, arugula and tomato served on grilled flatbread for $14.95; and Buffalo shrimp and blue cheese salad with frisée, romaine, blue cheese vinaigrette, radishes and celery for $16.95. Featured entrées include shrimp pad Thai with rice noodles, stir-fried vegetables, egg, bean sprouts, peanuts and Thai basil for $21.95; shrimp and sausage with salt cod gnocchi with lemon herb sauce and broccoli rabe for $23.95; shrimp fra diavolo with spicy Calabria pepper sauce priced at $23.95; and tempura kung pao shrimp and vegetables with snap peas, cauliflower, red pepper, pineapple and jasmine rice for $21.95.
The shrimp classic will be served at the Legal Sea Foods at 704 7th St. NW, 2301 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Crystal City and Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va. The Ronald Regan National Airport location is not participating.
Also, on Jan. 15 all four area Legal Sea Foods will celebrate National Soup Month with Chowder Day. On that day, the restaurants will sell cups of New England Clam Chowder for $1 with the purchase of any entrée. The chain will also sell quarts of clam chowder online for $11.
City Tap House hosts Wake-n-Bake Off
City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW, is partnering with Terrapin Beer Co. to host a baking competition today. Contestants must create a sweet or savory baked good that incorporates Terrapin’s Oak Aged Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout, an American double/imperial stout style beer, into the recipe.
Bakers who have pre-registered must bring five individually wrapped samples of their baked goods to the restaurant to be tested by a panel of judges. The winners of this elimination round will be given four additional bottles of the stout to use for the second and final round of judging, which will be held Jan. 25 at noon, when they must prepare at least 50 samples of their baked good for judging.
The Jan. 25 event is open to the public. There is a $20 entrance fee, which includes a Wake-n-Bake mug, one free pint of Wake-n-Bake Imperial Stout and one sample from each of the participating finalists for tasting and judging. Guests can vote for their favorite recipe between noon-2 p.m.
The first place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to City Tap House, a Terrapin Beer Co. Osprey backpack and their recipe will be featured on the restaurant’s menu for the entire month of February. The second place winner will receive a backpack and a $50 gift certificate, and the third place winner will receive a backpack. Participants must be present or have a representative present to be eligible for the prizes.
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