Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to shrimp. Get a sailor's worth of energizing seafood with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of lobster, fresh catches, and sides at Tackle Box's two locations on Connecticut Avenue and M Street.
Tackle Box’s salty crew slings seafood to diners inside a rustic eatery adorned with long wooden tables and fishing buoys dangling from the rafters. Doggy paddle through the menu to select from a spread of delectable sea meats, including lobster rolls sided with crispy house-cut fries ($19), appetizers such as crispy scallops ($6), and gill-centric entrees ($13.50, includes fish plus 2 sides and a sauce). On the side, diners can gnaw on hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, or the table legs. Due to sustainability, market conditions, and lunar cycles, not all fish varieties are promised on a daily basis. Tackle Box prides itself on eco-friendly principles, serving only what fishermen catch and local farmers can offer instead of overexerting the ocean's mighty muscle.
The charm and simplicity of the Maine lobster shack is heaved ashore at Georgetown's Tackle Box, which popped onto Bon Appétit's radar as one of the Best Seafood Restaurants of 2008. Just inside the door on a pocked brick wall, a weathered Old Glory greets diners as they stand before the counter's chalkboard menu to check on the day's fresh catch and wonder if sailors wear their ties in a figure-eight knot. Since Tackle Box shoulders a steadfast commitment to sustainability, each meal can vary, as cooks fry or grill the bounty of fishermen's nets that may swell with haddock or catfish.
Diners can choose smoked trout to pair with hand-cut fries or mac 'n' cheese, all of which they can enjoy at a fire-red picnic table. For an extra kick, fingers may dip fare or put out a burning dynamite fuse in a classic tartar or spicy marinara sauce.