Breaking News: Hoya Court Happy Hour Today!

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Wondering what you’re going to do today between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.? Really craving Elevation Burger, but you are all about the deals? Well, great news is in store!

HAPPY HOUR IN HOYA COURT IS HAPPENING TODAY FROM 2 p.m. — 5 p.m.!

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What is Happy Hour, you ask?

Today, in Hoya Court, Georgetown Dining will be clearing out some tables in turn for corn hole, awesome deals at Elevation Burger, Subway and Salad Creations and, rumor has it, some human bowling!

Stop by to get your cheap eats:

  • $4 Cheeseburgers
  • $1 Fries
  • $2 Milkshakes
  • $5 Foot-longs
  • $7 salads
  • $6 wraps

See you there!

Photos/gifs: Giphy.com; tumblr.com; alumni.georgetown.edu

PSA: Cheap Burgers and Fries Delivered to Your Dorm

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Do you see yourself being in the company of friends in your dorm room at some point this weekend? Think that you might possibly collectively experience symptoms of hunger or craving? Perhaps in the form of an urgent longing for a juicy burger and sumptuous fries– but you don’t feeling like pursuing the long trek downtown?

Have no fear, Georgetown Dining (@gtowndining) has your solution!!

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Yes, the “JACK PACK” is available for delivery. Saturday and Sunday only. You can get FOUR (Yes that is 1,2,3 4) Elevation Burgers, 4 Fries, and 4 FREE sodas!

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Well, the sodas are free. The deal altogether will cost you just a mere $29.99- that’s nearly $7.50 per person and you don’t even have to share!

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Better yet: don’t foresee having an opportunity to share this meal? Create one! It’s a sure bet that if you invest in a Jack Pack that you will find 3 other loyal new friends to join in. Or maybe you’re thinking about getting more creative- Big exam (or big Netflix binge) is coming up and you aim to lock yourself in the room for a few hours or days. No shame. You could eat them all in one sitting, or be bold and store them in your fridge for later. So many possibilities!

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Don’t miss your chance!

Offer lasts between 11am and 3pm this Saturday and Sunday.


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You can use Credit, debit, OR Flex to pursue this wonderful opportunity.

 

 

 

Dive In to Tune Inn

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Tune Inn
As Georgetown students, it’s not highly uncommon to dine next to senators and congressmen. If you want to go to restaurant with a high chance of a political leader sighting, we tune in to Tune Inn, a restaurant 3 blocks from the Capitol. Featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Dine-Ins and Dives”, Tune Inn boasts itself to be a 100% genuine dive.

Started in 1947 by Joe Nardelli, Tune Inn has been described by regulars as “the quintessential Capitol Hill establishment”. Managed by Nardelli’s granddaughter Lisa and head chef Michael Tate, the restaurant continues cooking up dishes that keep customers coming back.

Open Monday – Friday from 8am – 2am and Saturday – Sunday from 8am – 3:30am, you can meet all types of people at the Inn. Customers range from firemen to off-duty cops, from senators to locals, and ultimately, anyone who just wants to have a good time with good food. So if you’re looking for some cheap eats and a real diner-bar experience, head down to the Capitol and sample these amazing dishes:

Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, breaded and deep fried (served with marinara)

Tune Inn Fries A large helping of battered fries covered in cheddar cheese, sautéed onions and crumbled bacon (served with salsa ranch dressing)

Tune Inn Nachos Piled with pulled barbecue pork, sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and side of salsa

Tony’s Beer Battered Burger Burger is grilled, beer battered, dropped in the deep fryer and topped with cheese

Joe’s West Virginia Freshly cooked roast beef piled high, American cheese and signature sauce, grilled on rye

Tune Inn Burger Hamburger topped with signature sauce, American cheese and onion straws

Check out Tune Inn’s complete menu here.

 

Easy Nachos
For your own quick go-to diner staple at home, try these easy-to-make nachos. They’re great for Friday movie night get-togethers!

Heat the oven to 450°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Meanwhile, shred 1 pound of sharp cheddar cheese. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread about half of a 14-ounce bag of tortilla chips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the chips. Repeat with remaining chips and cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with your choice of toppings. Serve immediately.

D.C. Ramblings: Dupont Circle

Whether you’re looking for a new favorite restaurant, a good laugh or a different crowd than what you’ll find in Georgetown’s bars, the Dupont Circle area is a breath of fresh air. Literally. I hate to admit, but Dupont Circle is one of the areas of the city I know the least about. I’ve always viewed it as a stepping-stone to other parts of the city, especially since the GUTS bus conveniently drops off right by the metro. I also used to think that besides restaurants, there really wasn’t much to do there. However, if you’re looking for some lively nightlife, Dupont actually may be one of your best bets in the city, and it’s only a twenty-minute walk (crazy right?).

I have to give a shout out to my editor for this little dive bar, but Café Japone located on P St. before the circle, is one of the most fun Karaoke spots I’ve ever been too. It has an extensive song selection; I leafed through the book for about an hour while the place was packed with people from all walks of life having a good time, and didn’t even make it a quarter of the way through the book. The best part is, the sake bombs were incredibly cheap. The first time I went it was around fifteen dollars for three Sapporo’s and a decanter of warm sake. Three of us were able to squeeze out about ten drinks. This place is great for groups, and if you start the night out here, you’re close to a lot of other great bars, even Adams Morgan if you so felt compelled.

The next stop, past the circle and down Connecticut Ave, The Big Hunt (near N St.), is one of the cooler bars in the city, especially if you would classify yourself as edgy, hip, modern or you wear non-prescription thick-rimmed glasses and think pocket squares should have never gone out of style. This “hipster bar” (I use the term lovingly, I love pocket squares) has four floors chock full of eclectic memorabilia, a great deck for outdoor drinking in the warmer months and boasts itself to be one of the oldest “beer” bars in D.C. Suit vests also seem to be very effective here.

Farther down Connecticut Avenue is one of my favorite places in the city, D.C. Improv. I like this place so much that I’ve mentioned it twice on 4E (once before in a Best Bets post). The first time I went here I saw Flip Orley hypnotize a guy on stage who became so enthralled with the hair of the woman sitting next to him, that he asked her if he could “pet” her. Not to mention that smiling and laughing make you live longer, so at the least, check this place out for your health. It’s a great first date option, guys, and you don’t even have to be funny to get her to laugh.

Two words: Shake Shack. This new sensation is gradually working its way up to D.C. superstardom, soon to be as highly sought after as mumbo sauce (some people also call it mambo sauce – there’s even a go-go band that shares the name) and Jumbo Slice. Last time I checked, Five Guys doesn’t have milkshakes, and Good Stuff Eatery is all the way out in Capitol Hill (until it opens up in Georgetown) so check out this burger joint.

I haven’t even covered half of the great places you can go in Dupont Circle, but these are a start. Go check it out for yourself if you haven’t already.

Photo: http://douglasdevelopment.com/projects/shake-shack