From a press release:

“On Wednesday, July 1, DC’s truly authentic Spanish restaurant, Taberna Del Alabardero, will kick off a month long celebration of Paella. To kick off the celebration, Taberna’s executive chef Javier Romero, will show his mastery and technique to cook the Paella on the outdoors patio area and give free tastings to the first 200 people who join the celebration.

Paella, a traditional mainstay of Spanish culture, is one of the most popular dishes on the restaurant’s menu, and a favorite of DC food critics and foodies alike. The free tastings start at 5:00 pm until the last morsel of Paella is finished.

Throughout the summer, Taberna’s menu offerings include new approaches and techniques to classic tapas and recipes that are fresh, organic and vegetarian. New creations that are incorporated into menus seasonally showcase the range of authentic Spanish cuisine and provide an opportunity to share Spanish culture.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 1, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Free Paella Tastings (for the first 200 people)
WHERE: Taberna Del Alabardero, 1776 I St., NW, (18th St. btwn H & I)”

1990 M Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Just opened the Vidalia site and found this note:

Effective July 1, 2014, Vidalia will be open for dinner only! Private Dining is available during the day hours for large groups. please contact Rachel Forester at the information below for details.

As you may know, Vidalia has one of the best lunch deals in DC. I wonder if the closure is just for summer, or permanent.”

What are some other good lunch specials around town?