Although Wazoos offers specials every weekday night, the taco-and-a-marg deal really puts a wahoo! in our Thursdays. The margaritas are $2.50 -- that's for Cuervo and fresh lime juice in a good-sized glass -- and the tacos are only a buck apiece. On their own, the tacos are something special: crispy shells generously filled with seasoned beef and lots of shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Eat your fill, and you'll still exit just five bucks lighter.
When this popular South American restaurant moved from its longtime location on West 32nd Avenue to West 35th, it also improved its wine list and expanded its menu. Most important, it instituted paella nights on Friday and Saturday. On those days, $44.95 buys you a bottle of Chilean wine plus paella for two. And not just any old paella, either: Sabor Latino starts with a base of moist but not sticky saffron rice, then adds layers of chicken, orange roughy, shrimp, mussels, scallops, a spicy imported Spanish sausage, red bell peppers and a touch of lemon. It all combines for a wonderfully romantic meal shared by two people who really care for each other -- or really care about paella.

When this popular South American restaurant moved from its longtime location on West 32nd Avenue to West 35th, it also improved its wine list and expanded its menu. Most important, it instituted paella nights on Friday and Saturday. On those days, $44.95 buys you a bottle of Chilean wine plus paella for two. And not just any old paella, either: Sabor Latino starts with a base of moist but not sticky saffron rice, then adds layers of chicken, orange roughy, shrimp, mussels, scallops, a spicy imported Spanish sausage, red bell peppers and a touch of lemon. It all combines for a wonderfully romantic meal shared by two people who really care for each other -- or really care about paella.

The D.C. Deli specializes in good food for a reasonable price, but their Saturday night special comes loaded: It's a spaghetti dinner for two -- and we're talking a huge pile of perfectly cooked pasta, topped by a thick, meaty sauce filled with fresh herbs -- that also includes a hefty salad of mixed greens coated with homemade dressing and a basket of spongy, chewy-crusted bread, all for $16.95. Enjoy your meal out on D.C.'s spacious patio, and it really hits the spot.

The D.C. Deli specializes in good food for a reasonable price, but their Saturday night special comes loaded: It's a spaghetti dinner for two -- and we're talking a huge pile of perfectly cooked pasta, topped by a thick, meaty sauce filled with fresh herbs -- that also includes a hefty salad of mixed greens coated with homemade dressing and a basket of spongy, chewy-crusted bread, all for $16.95. Enjoy your meal out on D.C.'s spacious patio, and it really hits the spot.

Although Hemingway's Key West Grille serves up crab legs every day of the week, on Sundays it really gives you a leg up -- offering Alaskan king crab legs that normally run $31.95 for a pound and a half at $29.95 for all you can eat. And it's not just all you can eat of the succulent crabmeat, either: The special also nets you thick-cut fries and bread. Enjoy this feast fit for a king crab in an atmosphere that's appropriately nautical. Papa, don't preach -- just pass us another load of legs.

Although Hemingway's Key West Grille serves up crab legs every day of the week, on Sundays it really gives you a leg up -- offering Alaskan king crab legs that normally run $31.95 for a pound and a half at $29.95 for all you can eat. And it's not just all you can eat of the succulent crabmeat, either: The special also nets you thick-cut fries and bread. Enjoy this feast fit for a king crab in an atmosphere that's appropriately nautical. Papa, don't preach -- just pass us another load of legs.

Andrews' Pub, which took over the space once occupied by City Spirit, has been making a name for itself as a good happy-hour stop and a hoppin' weekend joint. Our favorite time to visit Andrews' is on Sunday afternoons, when the normally raucous crowd is home nursing a hangover. It's the ideal time to get going on one of your own, since the brews -- including Guinness, all well drinks and the house wine -- are $2.50 all day. Settle into one of Andrews's comfy booths, watch the big game, eat a mountainous order of killer nachos absolutely smothered with cheeses, or just stew over how your Saturday night went so wrong. At $2.50 a pop, you'll be feeling better within ten bucks.
Andrews' Pub, which took over the space once occupied by City Spirit, has been making a name for itself as a good happy-hour stop and a hoppin' weekend joint. Our favorite time to visit Andrews' is on Sunday afternoons, when the normally raucous crowd is home nursing a hangover. It's the ideal time to get going on one of your own, since the brews -- including Guinness, all well drinks and the house wine -- are $2.50 all day. Settle into one of Andrews's comfy booths, watch the big game, eat a mountainous order of killer nachos absolutely smothered with cheeses, or just stew over how your Saturday night went so wrong. At $2.50 a pop, you'll be feeling better within ten bucks.
Work has just ended, and your energy is flagging: A quick bite and a beer should help you regroup. Between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Anita's Crab Company delivers a half-pound of fresh shrimp and a zingy cocktail sauce, which comes with a dollop of horseradish in the center, to your table for just $3. Peeling the shell off of shrimp has a way of soothing even the most savage computer technician, and the combination of sweetly marinated crustaceans and tangy, snappy sauce staves off some hunger without making dinner an impossibility. Enjoy the shrimp inside Anita's cool, casual dining room, or head to the uber-urban patio surrounded by lofts and parking garages. Then it won't matter so much if you drop a shell or two in your attempt to forget the day.

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