While the country is gripped with a government shutdown as the United States Congress continues to draw lines in the sand, the Baltimore/Washington D.C. restaurant community has started to offer #shutdown specials that are both altruistic and crafty marketing tools. As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Eater and the Washington City Paper, here are some of the specials being offered:
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 1, 2013
Furloughed? I feel your pain. 10% off for all govt employees forced out of their jobs today #shutdown
— Smucker Farms DC (@smuckerfarmsdc) October 1, 2013
— BRYAN VOLTAGGIO (@BryanVoltaggio) October 1, 2013
— Z-Burger (@zburger) October 1, 2013
We have #shutdown specials for ALL patrons in bar area! $10 B-S (Butternut squash) Ravioli & $5 select white & red wine! Come see us!
— Posto (@RistorantePOSTO) October 1, 2013
Damn the #shutdown w $1 Stella til it's over.
— Granville Moore's (@GranvilleMoores) October 1, 2013
We're doing a margarita happy hour all day today! We'll drink while the big guys figure it out! Happy hour at 3, $4 off burritos at 4!
— Blue Agave Balto (@BlueAgaveBalto) October 1, 2013