The Swanky Spank Me, a lethal combination of Everclear, triple sec, blue Curaçao, pineapple and orange juices, and margarita mix, is something special any night of the week; its sole reason for existence appears to be offering the server a chance to ask, "Do you wanna Spank Me?" On Wednesday night, though, Swanky's has a less liquid special that hurts so good: a crawfish boil. The kitchen sends out a steaming bucket filled with lots of little crawdads, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob and a big, greasy sausage -- everything liberally seasoned with Old Bay seasonings -- for just $11.25, which buys more than enough food to feed two. Suck out the innards of those mini crustaceans, sip on a couple of Coronas, and watch folks spanked by that drink begin acting like crawfish just about to hit boiling water.

The Swanky Spank Me, a lethal combination of Everclear, triple sec, blue Curaçao, pineapple and orange juices, and margarita mix, is something special any night of the week; its sole reason for existence appears to be offering the server a chance to ask, "Do you wanna Spank Me?" On Wednesday night, though, Swanky's has a less liquid special that hurts so good: a crawfish boil. The kitchen sends out a steaming bucket filled with lots of little crawdads, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob and a big, greasy sausage -- everything liberally seasoned with Old Bay seasonings -- for just $11.25, which buys more than enough food to feed two. Suck out the innards of those mini crustaceans, sip on a couple of Coronas, and watch folks spanked by that drink begin acting like crawfish just about to hit boiling water.

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.
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.

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