Commemorate 11/11/11 With These Restaurant Specials

Whether you consider this Veterans Day, Corduroy Day, or Nigel Tufnel Day, a few restaurants are celebrating with 11/11/11-related specials.

The last time 11/11/11 rolled around, in the early 1900s, it marked the day of catastrophic weather dubbed the “Great Blue Norther.” Conditions are looking pretty un-apocalyptic today, but you can still head inside to celebrate the end of the work week (and Nigel Tufnel Day!) with these evening-only specials on drinks and dinner.

At PS 7’s, you can get a whole meal plus boozy treats for $33: an $11 cocktail of your choice along with two $11 plates from the “for the table” and “beginnings” portions of the menu (think tuna sliders, bánh mì, and cauliflower soup). End with a complimentary cuptail.

Bayou Bakery
has a special discount on chef David Guas’s barbecue shrimp tonight. Bring a date and buy one regular order ($14), then get a second one for $11. There’s also a live jazz band, Laissez Foure, from 6:30 to 8:30, and pitchers of Abita for $10.

Plume at the Jefferson Hotel is offering an 11-course tasting menu for $111.11. The indulgent lineup includes house-made fettuccine with white-truffle powder and asparagus; Arctic char with vin blanc and caviar; seared foie gras with balsamic/black-bean sauce and braised daikon; grilled Provençal-style lamb; and two desserts. Wine pairings for each course can be added for another $111.11. Call 202-448-2300 for reservations.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.