When we reached out to the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington for confirmation earlier in the week, they asked us to take down the post until Friday. We agreed, and I called back this morning hoping to get the official word on Summer Restaurant Week.
They couldn’t confirm because of technical difficulties with the website, and I completely understand why they wouldn’t confirm until the site is live and accessible by all.
In their opinion, releasing the dates and the restaurants all at one time through one outlet gives everyone involved in Restaurant Week – the participating restaurants AND the diners – the best opportunity to make the most out of Restaurant Week. There’s lots ofanticipation leading up to the announcement of each Restaurant Week, and they try to make sure that everyone has an equal chance to take full advantage of this great deal.
Considering the fact that we’ve talked about the strategy of speculative reservations before, that makes a lot of sense.
But we here at Capital Spice are focused on doing what’s best for you, our readers. To that end, we’re sticking with our intel that Restaurant Week will run from Monday, August 16 through Sunday, August 22 – with thanks M. Brighton, who pointed out that six days do not a Restaurant Week make and whose comment prompted us to reach out
to RAMW in the first place.
As I said before, the folks at the Restaurant Association could not confirm this in advance of their announcement press release, so take this with a grain or two of salt and use the information (or don’t) as you see fit.