Year round, Dandy Fine Dining Restaurant Cruise sets sail down the Potomac in riverboats that fete short-distance travelers with live music, dancing, and gourmet continental cuisine. Passengers snap photos of cherry trees fluttering in pastel pink from the expansive upper deck on springtime cruises, or savor bites of beef burgundy and watch the President balance a star on top of the Washington Monument in the winter. Cruises embark from Alexandria and glide up to Georgetown before making their way back to port.
At Let's Dish!, families select healthy, hearty meals to eat at home without having to dedicate valuable time to planning, shopping, or preparation. After placing an order online, patrons schedule time for an in-store session where they assemble dishes that are made from fresh ingredients, customized to taste, and then, like Sleeping Beauty, frozen to prevent them from aging. Meal menus rotate monthly and include homestyle selections, such as pork tenderloin, pot roast with mashed potatoes, and rosemary and mustard grilled sirloin steaks. The preassembled Dish-n-Dash entrees allow for speedy pickup service, freeing families to spend more quality bonding time sorting the mail by size and color. On a regional scale, Dish Delivery's reach expands from New York City to North Carolina.
The sub-making professionals at Quiznos offer a menu stacked with an expansive selection of speedy snacks, including soups and salads. For a trimmer take, try the Torpedo ($4) or Bullet ($3) sizes, with longer, leaner baguettes packed with yummy stuffings, such as the pesto turkey, with mozzarella, turkey, and basil pesto, or the Italian, with heaping stacks of ham, salami, capicola, and pepperoni. Other standouts include flatbread Sammies ($3), chopped salads ($3.19–$5.99), and a plethora of classic subs ($4.79–$7.59). Match any chip and 21-ounce fountain drink to its perfect sandwich partner for an additional $2.29. Avoid deathbed laments to your increasingly exasperated butlers with today’s Groupon to Quiznos, providing a dependable lunch option, park-bench dinner, or appropriate meal to be seen eating at a stoplight.
Provincial French cuisine abounds at Yves' Bistro, an intimate dining hub that bookends the day with breakfast and dinner menus. Whether it's a classic sirloin served with steak frites and maitre d' butter or a plate of penne carbonara drenched in a parmesan cream sauce, Yves' dishes are culled from revered French recipes renowned for their bold flavors and refined preparation. Suds gush from foam-flecked taps at an onsite bar, where bartenders mix top-shelf spirits, pour robust wines, and accept tips in upturned berets.
Behind the wooden counter of the open kitchen, Red Mei’s chefs whip up contemporary takes on Asian classics such as mongolian beef and kung pao chicken. They ladle sauces made fresh daily over dishes such as Red Mei lemon chicken, which is sautéed with ginger, garlic, and red peppers in a tart citrus sauce. Like an itinerant pie thief, the menu picks up dishes from a diversity of locales, such as the Cantonese-style chow fun, which matches chicken, beef, or shrimp with wide wheat noodles, ginger, scallions, hot fresno peppers, and snow peas.